List of Carnegie libraries in Washington
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.
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|1||Aberdeen||Aberdeen||Jan 18, 1907||$15,000||121 E. Market Street, Aberdeen, WA. 98520-5292||Razed for new library|
|2||Anacortes||Anacortes||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||May 17, 1912||$9,000||306 Auburn Avenue, Auburn, WA. 98002-5013||Designed by David Meyers. Currently a dance studio|
|4||Bellingham Central||Bellingham||Mar 27, 1903||$36,000||Champion & Commercial Streets, Bellingham, WA. 98225||Formally opened February 22, 1908. Razed for parking lot.|
|5||Bellingham Fairhaven||Bellingham||Mar 27, 1903||—||1117 12th Street, Bellingham, WA. 98225-6617||Designed by Seattle firm of Elliot & West. Opened December 20, 1904.|
|6||Burlington||Burlington||Apr 13, 1914||$5,000||901 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, WA. 98233-1900||Currently part of Burlington-Edison School District offices|
|7||Centralia||Centralia||Jan 6, 1911||$15,000||110 South Silver Street, Centralia, WA. 98531-4296||Designed by Watson M. Vernon of Aberdeen, WA. Expanded and renovated in 1976 by Harry B. Rich of Seattle.|
|8||Chehalis||Chehalis||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 Earthquake and razed in 2007 for new library|
|9||Clarkston||Clarkston||Jan 17, 1912||$10,000||6th & Chestnut Streets, Clarkston, WA. 99403-2644||Incorporated into Clarkston High School campus as counseling center.|
|10||Edmonds||Edmonds||Jan 31, 1910||$5,000||118 5th Avenue North, Edmonds, WA. 98020-3145||Operated as a library until 1982. Now a museum|
|11||Ellensburg||Ellensburg||Jan 8, 1908||$10,000||209 North Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA. 98926-3338||Opened October 1909. Replaced by new library in 1965.|
|12||Everett||Everett||Jan 6, 1903||$25,000||3001 Oakes Avenue, Everett, WA. 98201||Designed by August F. Heide. 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||Nov 3, 1913||$8,000||131 West Burgen Street, Goldendale, WA. 98620-9544|
|14||Hoquiam||Hoquiam||Dec 2, 1909||$20,000||420 7th Street, Hoquiam, WA. 98550-3616||Opened 1911, remodeled and expanded in 1989-90.|
|15||North Yakima||North Yakima||Dec 14, 1903||$15,000||104 N. 3rd Street, Yakima, WA||Designed by Seattle architect Charles Bebb. Opened 1906 and razed in 1958 for new library|
|16||Olympia||Olympia||Mar 20, 1903||$25,000||620 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, WA. 98501-1359||Designed by Joseph Wohleb of Olympia with Blackwell & Baker of Seattle. Currently houses a non-denominational church.|
|17||Pasco||Pasco||Dec 13, 1909||$10,000||305 North 4th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301-5324||Now the Franklin County Historical Museum|
|18||Port Angeles||Port Angeles||Nov 9, 1916||$12,500||207 South Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362-3002||Now Clallam County Historical Society museum|
|19||Port Townsend||Port Townsend||Jul 13, 1912||$12,500||1220 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA. 98368|
|20||Prosser||Prosser||Apr 28, 1909||$5,000||902 7th Street, Prosser, WA. 99350-1454||Razed for new library|
|21||Puyallup||Puyallup||Feb 15, 1912||$12,500||330 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA. 98371-5914||Designed by Roland E. Borhek and dedicated on February 11, 1913. Razed c. 1961|
|22||Renton||Renton||May 21, 1913||$10,000||Bronson Way N. near Park Ave. N., Renton, WA 98057-2163||Designed by Harold H. Ginnold. Officially opened March 11, 1914. Razed c. 1968 for park expansion; new library built nearby|
|23||Ritzville||Ritzville||Dec 24, 1906||$10,500||302 W. Main St., Ritzville, WA. 99169|
|24||Seattle Main||Seattle||Jan 6, 1901||$430,000||1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104||Designed by P.J. Webber of Chicago. Razed 1957-8 for new Library|
|25||Seattle Ballard||Seattle||Mar 27, 1903||$15,000||2026 Northwest Market Street, Seattle, WA. 98107-4080||Designed by H. Ryan. Library moved to new quarters in 1963. Building currently houses a bar called Kangaroo and Kiwi.|
|26||Seattle Columbia||Seattle||Jan 6, 1901||—||4721 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118-1696||Designed by Seattle architects W. Marbury Somervell and Harlan Thomas. Opened Dec. 30, 1915|
|27||Seattle Fremont||Seattle||Jan 6, 1901||—||1501 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103-6708||Designed by Daniel R. Huntington. Construction delayed by World War I, opened July 27, 1921.|
|28||Seattle Green Lake||Seattle||Jan 6, 1901||—||7364 East Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, WA 98115||Designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté. Opened July 1910|
|29||Seattle Queen Anne||Seattle||Jan 6, 1901||—||400 West Garfield St., Seattle, WA 98119||Designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Harlan Thomas. Opened January 1, 1914.|
|30||Seattle University||Seattle||Jan 6, 1901||—||5009 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105-3610||Designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté. Opened August 6, 1910.|
|31||Seattle West Seattle||Seattle||Jan 6, 1901||—||2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98116||Designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté. Opened July 23, 1910|
|32||Sedro-Woolley||Sedro-Woolley||Jul 9, 1913||$10,000||226 Bennett Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-1607||Razed for Sedro-Woolley High School expansion|
|33||Snohomish||Snohomish||Mar 13, 1909||$10,000||105 Cedar Avenue, Snohomish, WA. 98290||Now houses Arts of Snohomish|
|34||South Bend||South Bend||Jan 20, 1908||$10,000||1216 1st Street, South Bend, WA 98586||Built in 1913.|
|35||Spokane Main||Spokane||Mar 27, 1903||$155,000||10 S. Cedar Street, Spokane, WA. 99201-6823||Designed by Spokane firm of Preusse & Zittel. Library moved to former Sears Department Store building in 1963. Building currently houses Integrus, an architectural firm.|
|36||Spokane Altamont||Spokane||Mar 27, 1903||—||25 South Altamont Street, Spokane, WA 99202-3952||Designed by Spokane Architect Albert Held. Currently an office for Naegeli Court Reporters|
|37||Spokane Heath||Spokane||Mar 27, 1903||—||527 East Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202-1917||Designed by Spokane architect Julius Zittel. It is located in Spokane's Mission Hill Historic District.|
|38||Spokane North Hill||Spokane||Mar 27, 1903||—||925 W. Montgomery Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205-1186||Designed by Albert Held.|
|39||Sunnyside||Sunnyside||Apr 16, 1910||$5,000||621 Grant Avenue, Sunnyside, WA 98944||Razed for new library|
|40||Tacoma||Tacoma||Mar 8, 1901||$75,000||S 12th St & Tacoma Ave S||Designed by Jardine, Kent & Jardine of New York City with Norton L. Taylor & Everett Babcock supervising architects. Officially opened June 5, 1903.|
|41||Vancouver||Vancouver||Jan 20, 1908||$10,000||1511 Main St., Vancouver, Wa. 98660-2945||Opened New Year's Eve 1909. Now serves as Clark County Historical Museum|
|42||Walla Walla||Walla Walla||Nov 18, 1903||$25,000||109 S. Palouse St., Walla Walla, WA 99362-3247||Designed by Henry Osterman. Now the Carnegie Art Center.|
|43||Wenatchee||Wenatchee||Mar 27, 1909||$10,000||Douglas Street and South Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801-2202||Now housing Wenatchee city park offices.|
- 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 (Bellingham, Seattle, and Spokane) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
- "About the Columbia Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the Fremont Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the Green Lake Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the Queene Anne Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the University Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the West Seattle Branch" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- Becker, Paula (13 August 2007). "Walla Walla Public Library building is dedicated on December 13, 1905". Historylink.org. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
- 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.