List of Carnegie libraries in Washington

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Washington provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Washington, where 43 libraries were built from 33 grants (totaling $1,046,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1916. Of the 43 libraries built, 32 still stand and out of those, 14 still serve their original purpose.

Key[edit]

  Building still operating as a library
  Building standing, but now serving another purpose
  Building no longer standing
  Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Carnegie libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1][2]
Location Notes
1 Aberdeen Aberdeen Aberdeen Public Library.jpg Jan 18, 1907 $15,000 121 E. Market Street, Aberdeen, WA. 98520-5292 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style. Built by American Contracting Company. Razed for new library
2 Anacortes Anacortes Anacortes Public Library (now museum) 03.jpg Dec 14, 1908 $10,000 1305 8th Street, Anacortes, WA. 98221-1833 Designed by Cox, Piper & Carder of Bellingham, WA. Now the Anacortes Museum
3 Auburn Auburn Auburn, WA - Auburn Dance Center 02.jpg May 17, 1912 $9,000 306 Auburn Avenue, Auburn, WA. 98002-5013 Designed by David Meyers. Currently a dance studio
4 Bellingham Central Bellingham Bellingham Carnegie Library.jpg Mar 27, 1903 $36,000 Champion & Commercial Streets, Bellingham, WA. 98225 Formally opened February 22, 1908. Razed for parking lot.
5 Bellingham Fairhaven Bellingham B'ham Fairhaven Library 02.jpg Mar 27, 1903 1117 12th Street, Bellingham, WA. 98225-6617 Designed by Seattle firm of Elliot & West. Opened December 20, 1904.
6 Burlington Burlington Carnegie Libray Burlington.jpg Apr 13, 1914 $5,000 901 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, WA. 98233-1900 Designed by Blackwell and Baker in Mediterranean Revival style. Built by Whipple and Hedrick. Currently part of Burlington-Edison School District offices
7 Centralia Centralia Centralia, WA library.jpg Jan 6, 1911 $15,000 110 South Silver Street, Centralia, WA. 98531-4296 Designed by Watson M. Vernon of Aberdeen, WA. in Neoclassical Revival style. Expanded and renovated in 1976 by Harry B. Rich of Seattle.
8 Chehalis Chehalis Chehalis Carnegie Library.jpg May 8, 1908 $10,000 400 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, WA. 98532-0419 Originally designed by Y.D. Hensill of Eugene, Oregon. Heavily remodeled after 1949 Olympia earthquakee and razed in 2007 for a new library
9 Clarkston Public Library Clarkston Clarkston Public Library 1 - Clarkston Washington.jpg Jan 17, 1912 $10,000 6th & Chestnut Streets, Clarkston, WA. 99403-2644 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style with Prairie style influences. Incorporated into Clarkston High School campus as counseling center.
10 Edmonds Edmonds Edmonds WA museum 02.jpg Jan 31, 1910 $5,000 118 5th Avenue North, Edmonds, WA. 98020-3145 Designed by H.B. Ward in 2nd Renaissance Revival style. Operated as a library until 1982. Now a museum
11 Ellensburg Ellensburg Ellensburg Library.jpg Jan 8, 1908 $10,000 209 North Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA. 98926-3338 Designed by S.C. Irwin in Neoclassical Revival style. Opened October 1909. Replaced by new library in 1965.
12 Everett Everett Everett - Carnegie Library 03.jpg Jan 6, 1903 $25,000 3001 Oakes Avenue, Everett, WA. 98201 Designed by August F. Heide in Italianate style. Design inspired by Carnegie Library at Pomona, California which was in turn modeled after the Boston Public Library, McKim Building. Currently being renovated for Snohomish County Museum.
13 Goldendale Goldendale Goldendale Free Public Library - Goldendale Washington.jpg Nov 3, 1913 $8,000 131 West Burgen Street, Goldendale, WA. 98620-9544 Building designed by A.E. Doyle, with 1985 addition.
14 Hoquiam Hoquiam Hoquiam Timberland Library 01.jpg Dec 2, 1909 $20,000 420 7th Street, Hoquiam, WA. 98550-3616 Designed by Claude and Starck in the Prairie style. Built by Fred Knack. Opened 1911, remodeled and expanded in 1989-90.
15 North Yakima North Yakima North Yakima Library.jpg Dec 14, 1903 $15,000 104 N. 3rd Street, Yakima, WA Re
16 Olympia Olympia Olympia Public Library.jpg Mar 20, 1903 $25,000 620 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, WA. 98501-1359 Designed by Joseph Wohleb of Olympia with Blackwell & Baker of Seattle in Neoclassical Revival style. Currently houses a non-denominational church.
17 Pasco Pasco Pasco Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 13, 1909 $10,000 305 North 4th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301-5324 Designed by Wilson and Ginnold in the Spanish Revival style. Built by R.L. Ross. Now the Franklin County Historical Museum
18 Port Angeles Port Angeles Port Angeles - Carnegie Library.jpg Nov 9, 1916 $12,500 207 South Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362-3002 Designed by Harold H. Ginnold in the Neoclassical Revival style. Built by Chris Kuppler. Now Clallam County Historical Society museum
19 Port Townsend Port Townsend Port Townsend Library.JPG Jul 13, 1912 $12,500 1220 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA. 98368 Designed by C. Lewis Wilson & Co. in the Renaissance Revival style with 1990 addition.
20 Prosser Prosser Prosser, WA - Carnegie Library.jpg Apr 28, 1909 $5,000 902 7th Street, Prosser, WA. 99350-1454 Designed in the Neoclassical Revival style. Built by F.W. Berndt. Razed for new library
21 Puyallup Puyallup Puyallup - Carnegie Library.JPG Feb 15, 1912 $12,500 330 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA. 98371-5914 Designed by Roland E. Borhek in the Georgian style and dedicated on February 11, 1913. Razed c. 1961
22 Renton Renton TransparentPlaceholder.png May 21, 1913 $10,000 Bronson Way N. near Park Ave. N., Renton, WA 98057-2163 Designed by Harold H. Ginnold in the Georgian style. Officially opened March 11, 1914. Razed c. 1968 for park expansion; new library built nearby
23 Ritzville Ritzville Ritzville, WA - Carnegie Library.JPG Dec 24, 1906 $10,500 302 W. Main St., Ritzville, WA. 99169 Designed by Preusse and Zittel in the Neoclassical Revival style. Built by S.S. Schuler. Opened in 1907.
24 Seattle Main Seattle Seattle - Carnegie Library 01.jpg Jan 6, 1901 $430,000 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 Designed in the Beaux Arts Classical style by P.J. Webber of Chicago. Built by Causey and Carney. Razed 1957-8 for new Library
25 Seattle Ballard Seattle Ballard Carnegie 04.jpg Mar 27, 1903 $15,000 2026 Northwest Market Street, Seattle, WA. 98107-4080 Designed in the Neoclassical Revival style by Henderson Ryan. Library moved to new quarters in 1963. Building currently houses a bar called Kangaroo and Kiwi.
26 Seattle Columbia Seattle Seattle - Columbia City Library 10.jpg Jan 6, 1901 4721 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118-1696 Designed in the Georgian Revival style by Seattle architects W. Marbury Somervell and Harlan Thomas. Opened Dec. 30, 1915[3] Received addition in 2004
27 Seattle Fremont Seattle Seattle Fremont Library 01.jpg Jan 6, 1901 1501 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103-6708 Designed in Italian Farmhouse style by Daniel R. Huntington. Construction delayed by World War I, opened July 27, 1921.[4] Minor renovations, mostly to lower level in 1987.
28 Seattle Green Lake Seattle Green Lake Library-1.jpg Jan 6, 1901 7364 East Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, WA 98115 Designed in French Renaissance style by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté. Built by Westlake Construction Company. Opened July 1910[5] Building renovated in 60s, 80s and 2000s.
29 Seattle Queen Anne Seattle Seattle Public Library Queen Anne Branch 01.jpg Jan 6, 1901 400 West Garfield St., Seattle, WA 98119 Designed in the English Scholastic style by W. Marbury Somervell and Harlan Thomas. Opened January 1, 1914.[6] Interior renovated in the 70s.
30 Seattle University Seattle Seattle - U. Dist Library 05.jpg Jan 6, 1901 5009 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105-3610 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté. Opened August 6, 1910.[7] Renovated in 60s, 80s and 2000s.
31 Seattle West Seattle Seattle West Seattle Library 01.jpg Jan 6, 1901 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98116 Designed in French Renaissance Revival style by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté. Opened July 23, 1910[8] Minor renovations in 30s, 40s, 60s and 2000s.
32 Sedro-Woolley Sedro-Woolley TransparentPlaceholder.png Jul 9, 1913 $10,000 226 Bennett Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-1607 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style and opened in 1915.. Razed for Sedro-Woolley High School expansion
33 Snohomish Snohomish Snohomish, WA - Carnegie Library and war memorial.jpg Mar 13, 1909 $10,000 105 Cedar Avenue, Snohomish, WA. 98290 Designed in Neoclassical Revival/Prairie Style by Bigger and Warner. Opened in 1910. Now houses Arts of Snohomish
34 South Bend South Bend TransparentPlaceholder.png Jan 20, 1908 $10,000 1216 1st Street, South Bend, WA 98586 Designed in Renaissance Revival style by James T. Walsh. Built by Willapa Construction and opened in 1913. Renovations include window replacement as well as ADA restroom and lift.
35 Spokane Main Spokane Spokane Public Library.JPG Mar 27, 1903 $155,000 10 S. Cedar Street, Spokane, WA. 99201-6823 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style by Spokane firm of Preusse & Zittel. Built by H.J. Skinner. Library moved to former Sears Department Store building in 1963. Building currently houses Integrus, an architectural firm.
36 Spokane Altamont Spokane Spokane Public Library NRHP 82004290 Spokane County, WA.jpg Mar 27, 1903 25 South Altamont Street, Spokane, WA 99202-3952 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style by Spokane Architect Albert Held. Opened in 1914.[9] Currently an office for Naegeli Court Reporters.[10]
37 Spokane Heath Spokane Spokane Public Library - Heath Branch.JPG Mar 27, 1903 527 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202-1917 Designed in Gothic Revival style by Spokane architect Julius Zittel, and opened in 1914. It is located in Spokane's Mission Hill Historic District.
38 Spokane North Hill Spokane Library Branch at Montgomery and Monroe, Spokane, WA.jpg Mar 27, 1903 925 W. Montgomery Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205-1186 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style by Albert Held. Opened in 1914. Sold to Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1967. Currently occupied by a law firm.
39 Sunnyside Sunnyside TransparentPlaceholder.png Apr 16, 1910 $5,000 621 Grant Avenue, Sunnyside, WA 98944 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style and opened in 1911. Razed for new library in 1964.
40 Tacoma Tacoma Tacoma Public Library.jpg Mar 8, 1901 $75,000 S 12th St & Tacoma Ave S Designed in Neoclassical Revival style by Jardine, Kent & Jardine of New York City with Norton L. Taylor & Everett Babcock supervising architects. Officially opened June 5, 1903. 1949 earthquake damaged building's dome. 1952 addition to library included significant interior modifications.
41 Vancouver Vancouver Clark County Museum after Makeover.jpg Jan 20, 1908 $10,000 1511 Main St., Vancouver, Wa. 98660-2945 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style by Dennis Nichols and William Kaufman. Built by Ole Larson. Opened New Year's Eve 1909. Library replaced in 1963. Building now serves as Clark County Historical Museum
42 Walla Walla Walla Walla Walla Walla Library.jpg Nov 18, 1903 $25,000 109 S. Palouse St., Walla Walla, WA 99362-3247 Designed in Neoclassical Revival style by Henry Osterman. Served as library until 1970. Now the Carnegie Art Center.[11]
43 Wenatchee Wenatchee Wenatchee, WA - Carnegie Library 02.jpg Mar 27, 1909 $10,000 Douglas Street and South Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801-2202 Designed in Renaissance Revival style by Blackwell and Baker. Opened in 1912. Library moved in 1939. Now housing Wenatchee city park offices.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ Grants for multiple libraries (Bellingham, Seattle, and Spokane) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
  3. ^ "About the Columbia Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010[dead link]
  4. ^ "About the Fremont Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010[dead link]
  5. ^ "About the Green Lake Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010[dead link]
  6. ^ "About the Queene Anne Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010[dead link]
  7. ^ "About the University Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010[dead link]
  8. ^ "About the West Seattle Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010[dead link]
  9. ^ "Historic 1913 Carnegie Library". Naegeli Deposition & Trial. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Naegeli Deposition & Trial". Naegeli Deposition & Trial. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  11. ^ Becker, Paula (13 August 2007). "Walla Walla Public Library building is dedicated on December 13, 1905". Historylink.org. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 

References[edit]

  • 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.