List of Carnegie libraries in Tennessee
The following list of Carnegie libraries in Tennessee provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Tennessee, where 13 public libraries were built from 10 grants (totaling $335,500) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1900 to 1916. In addition, academic libraries were built at 5 institutions (totaling $270,000).
Building still operating as a library
Building standing, but now serving another purpose
Building no longer standing
National Register of Historic Places Building listed on the
historic district on the National Register of Historic Places Building contributes to a
|1||Brownsville||Brownsville||Dec 2, 1909||$7,500||121 W. Main St.||Open 1912–2002, now Chamber of Commerce|
|2||Chattanooga||Chattanooga||Dec 27, 1900||$50,000||200 E. 8th St.||Open 1905–1940, now offices|
|3||Etowah||Etowah||Sep 29, 1915||$8,000||723 Ohio Ave.||Still functions as a library; also serves as Etowah's city hall|
|4||Greeneville||Greeneville||Nov 3, 1913||$10,000||approximately 130 Summer St.||Open 1914–1970s|
|5||Harriman||Harriman||Nov 20, 1908||$10,000||601 Walden St.|
|6||Jackson||Jackson||Feb 13, 1901||$30,000||305 E. College St.||Open 1903–1968, now an art and history center|
|7||Johnson City||Johnson City||Dec 23, 1902||$16,000||Opened 1904, part of the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, now a lecture hall|
|8||Knoxville||Knoxville||May 15, 1916||$10,000||Free Colored Carnegie Branch, opened 1918, demolished in the 1960s|
|9||Nashville Main||Nashville||Jul 23, 1901||$175,000||Open 1904–1966|
|10||Nashville Carnegie||Nashville||Jul 23, 1901||—||1001 Monroe St.||North Branch, opened 1915|
|11||Nashville East||Nashville||Jul 23, 1901||—||206 Gallatin Rd.||Opened 1919|
|12||Nashville Negro Branch||Nashville||Jul 23, 1901||—||Open 1916–1948|
|13||Union City||Union City||Apr 8, 1910||$10,000||Demolished in 1938|
|1||Fisk University||Nashville||Mar 15, 1905||$20,000||Meharry Blvd. and 17th Ave. N.
||Fisk University Carnegie Library, now Fisk's Academic Building|
|2||Knoxville College||Knoxville||Mar 15, 1907||$10,000||901 Knoxville College Dr.||Open 1909–1965. Razed and Alumni Memorial Library built in same location in 1967|
|3||Lincoln Memorial University||Harrogate||Apr 18, 1905||$20,000||Campus quad
|4||Peabody College for Teachers||Nashville||Jan 11, 1917||$180,000||1210 21st Ave. S.||Now the Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University|
|5||University of Tennessee||Knoxville||Mar 15, 1905||$40,000||1404 Circle Dr.||Open 1911–1931, converted into administrative offices with PWA funds in 1934, leaving only traces of the original building intact. Now the Austin Peay Building, houses the department of psychology.|
- At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
- Grants for multiple libraries (Nashville) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
- Miller, pp. 38–40
- Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382.
- Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
- Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.
- Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611.
Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.