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||Designed in Neoclassical Revival style. Built by American Contracting Company. 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||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||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||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 earthquake and razed in 2007 for a new library|
|9||Clarkston Public Library||Clarkston||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||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||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||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||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||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||Dec 14, 1903||$15,000||104 N. 3rd Street, Yakima, WA||Re|
|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 in Neoclassical Revival style. Currently houses a non-denominational church.|
|17||Pasco||Pasco||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||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||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||Apr 28, 1909||$5,000||902 7th Street, Prosser, WA. 99350-1454||Designed in the Neoclassical Revival style. Built by F.W. Berndt. Demolished in 1974.|
|21||Puyallup||Puyallup||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||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||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||Jan 6, 1901||$430,000||1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104||Designed in the Beaux Arts Classical style by P.J. Weber of Chicago. Built by Causey and Carney. Razed 1957-8 for new Library|
|25||Seattle Ballard||Seattle||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||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 Received addition in 2004|
|27||Seattle Fremont||Seattle||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. Minor renovations, mostly to lower level in 1987.|
|28||Seattle Green Lake||Seattle||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 Building renovated in 60s, 80s and 2000s.|
|29||Seattle Queen Anne||Seattle||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. Interior renovated in the 70s.|
|30||Seattle University||Seattle||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. Renovated in 60s, 80s and 2000s.|
|31||Seattle West Seattle||Seattle||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 Minor renovations in 30s, 40s, 60s and 2000s.|
|32||Sedro-Woolley||Sedro-Woolley||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||Mar 13, 1909||$10,000||105 Cedar Avenue, Snohomish, WA. 98290||Designed in Neoclassical Revival/Prairie Style by Bigger and Warner. Opened in 1910 and expanded in 1968. Last used by Arts of Snohomish until its closure in 2017.|
|34||South Bend||South Bend||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||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||Mar 27, 1903||—||25 South Altamont Street, Spokane, WA 99202-3952||Designed in Neoclassical Revival style by Spokane Architect Albert Held. Opened in 1914. Currently an office for Naegeli Court Reporters.|
|37||Spokane Heath||Spokane||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||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||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||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||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||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.|
|43||Wenatchee||Wenatchee||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.|
- 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.
- "Old Carnegie Library demolished". Tri-City Herald. June 7, 1974. p. 5.
- "About the Columbia Branch Archived 2009-07-05 at the Wayback Machine" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the Fremont Branch Archived 2009-09-15 at the Wayback Machine" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the Green Lake Branch Archived 2009-07-06 at the Wayback Machine" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the Queene Anne Branch Archived 2009-12-13 at the Wayback Machine" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the University Branch Archived 2009-07-06 at the Wayback Machine" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- "About the West Seattle Branch Archived 2009-07-06 at the Wayback Machine" The Seattle Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2010
- Davey, Stephanie (February 19, 2020). "Annex removed from Snohomish's 100-year-old Carnegie library". The Everett Herald. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
- "Historic 1913 Carnegie Library". Naegeli Deposition & Trial. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
- "Naegeli Deposition & Trial". Naegeli Deposition & Trial. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
- 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.