Medford Carnegie Library

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Medford Carnegie Library
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Medford Carnegie Library
Medford Carnegie Library is located in Medford OR
Medford Carnegie Library
Location 413 W. Main Street
Medford, Oregon
Coordinates 42°19′25″N 122°52′36″W / 42.323606°N 122.876761°W / 42.323606; -122.876761Coordinates: 42°19′25″N 122°52′36″W / 42.323606°N 122.876761°W / 42.323606; -122.876761
Built 1911
Architect McIntosh,J.A.; Ivey,Alfred
Architectural style Classical Revival
Part of Medford Downtown Historic District (#98000949)
NRHP Reference # 81000493[1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1981

The Medford Carnegie Library is a two-story library building located in Medford, Oregon, United States. The building was erected in 1911 (completed in 1912) as a gift from Andrew Carnegie.[2] The Carnegie Library building was vacated in 2004 when all services were moved to a new library building in downtown Medford.[3]

Throughout 2009, the building was occupied by various city offices while renovations were being completed on the existing Medford city hall building. The city spent about $210,000 to have Grants Pass-based Ausland Builders Inc. refurbish about an eighth of the 16,000-square-foot structure to make way for the temporary office space in the old children's book section. The work involved seismic upgrades, insulation, new windows and ceilings.[4]

After City Hall renovations were complete city offices relocated back and further restoration efforts continued on the Carnegie Building. To date nearly $1 million in renovations have been made to the building. The city awarded an $800,000 construction bid to S&B James Construction, based in White City, to replace the library's windows and overhaul its heating and air cooling system. The construction money came from various Oregon Department of Energy grants and federal stimulus dollars.[5]

There are various sizes of meeting and event space available for rent. The Medford Parks and Recreation Department, 541-774-2400, currently manages use of the facility.

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