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History of the Carnegie Libraries

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Always thought it would be cool to chronicle each and every of Pittsburgh's greatest gifts to the world, the Carnegie Library "system". ;)

Here's a list I put together just ad-hoc from google:

Scotland, Dunfermline 1881

PA, Pittsburgh Main 1895

PA, Homestead 1898

PA, Braddock 1889

PA, Pittsburgh Northside Library 1890

PA, Munhall 1898

PA, Pittsburgh Lawrenceville 1898

PA, Wilkinsburg 1899

PA, Pittsburgh WestEnd 1899

CA, San Diego 1899

CA, Oakland 1899

TX, Fort Worth 1899

PA, Pittsburgh Hazelwood 1900

PA, Pittsburgh Mt. Washington 1900

PA, Oakmont 1901

CA, San Diego 1902

PA, McKeesport 1902

GA, Atlanta Main Branch 1902

FL, Jacksonville Main Branch 1902

CA, Oakland Main Branch 1902

CA, Pomona 1903

CA, Riverside 1903

CA, Alameda 1903

ID, Lewiston 1903

CA, Los Gatos 1903

CA, Santa Ana 1903

NC, Charlotte Main Branch 1903

CA, San Jose Main Branch 1903

PA, Duquesne Library 1904

GA, Georgia Tech 1904

CA, Redding 1904

CA, Eureka 1904

CA, Fresno 1904

CA, Santa Monica Main Branch 1904

CA, Palo Alto 1904

CA, Vallejo 1904

CA, Santa Rosa 1904

CA, San Bernardino 1904

CA, Visalia 1904

FL, DeFuniak Springs 1904

NY, New York Public 125th Street Branch 1904

CA, Santa Cruz Main Branch 1904

CA, San Luis Obispo 1905

CA, Berkeley 1905

GA, Emory University Library 1905

NY, New York Public 67th Street Branch 1905

Canada, Victoria University 1905

PA, Pittsburgh East Liberty 1905

CA, Chico 1905

CA, RedwoodCity 1905

CA, Covina 1905

CA, Tulare 1905

CA, Watsonville 1905

CA, Woodland 1905

CA, Petaluma 1906

NY, Warsaw 1906

CA, Colusa 1906

CA, Corona 1906

CA, Hanford 1906

CA, Hayward 1906

CA, Hollywood LA 1906

CA, San Pedro 1906

CA, Mills College 1906

CA, Selma 1906

FL, Florida A&M University 1906

CA, Whittier 1907

CA, San Mateo 1907

CA, Fullerton 1907

CA, Oxnard 1907

CA, Ontario 1907

CA, Nevada City 1907

FL, Ocala 1907

CA, South Pasadena 1908

CA, Biggs 1908

CA, San Jose East Branch 1908

CA, Pomona College 1908

CA, Potterville 1908

CA, Pacific Grove 1908

CA, Paso Robles 1908

CA, St. Helena 1908

CA, Orange 1908

CA, Colton 1908

CA, Monrovia 1908

PA, Pittsburgh Southside 1909

CA, Salinas 1909

CA, San Rafael 1909

CA, San Leandro 1909

CA, Anaheim 1909

CA, Auburn 1909

CA, Lincoln 1909

CA, Long Beach 1909

Canada, Toronto Main Branch 1909

CA, Santa Maria 1909

CA, Azusa 1910

CA, Gilroy 1910

CA, Escondido 1910

CA, Lodi 1910

CA, Ferndale 1910

CA, Richmond 1910

FL, Tampa Main Branch 1910

CA, Monterey 1911

CA, Livermore 1911

CA, Lompoc 1911

FL, Bartow 1911

CA, National City 1911

CA, Mill Valley 1911

PA, Pittsburgh Homewood 1911

CA, El Centro 1911

CA, Imperial 1911

CA, Healdsburg 1911

CA, Willows 1911

CA, Hollister 1912

CA, Oroville 1912

CA, Hemet 1912

CA, Roseville 1912

CA, Dixon 1913

CA, Sonoma 1913

CA, Upland 1913

CA, Watts 1913

CA, Los Angeles Vermont Sq. Branch 1913

FL, Tampa West Branch 1913

CA, Glendale 1914

FL, Palmetto 1914

GA, Cordele 1914

CA, Huntington Beach 1914

CA, Beaumont 1914

CA, Coalinga 1914

CA, Ukiah 1914

CA, San Francisco Richmond Branch 1914

CA, Los Angeles Arroyo Seco Branch 1914

CA, Clovis 1915

FL, St. Petersburg Main Branch 1915

CA, Vacaville 1915

FL, Clearwater 1915

CA, Willits 1915

CA, San Anselmo 1915

CA, Eagle Rock 1915

CA, Los Angeles Vernon Branch 1915

CA, Corning 1915

CA, Yreka 1915

CA, Santa Cruz Garfield Park Branch 1915

CA, Santa Cruz East Cliff Branch 1915

FL, Pensacola Main Branch 1916

CA, Grass Valley 1916

CA, Sanger 1916

CA, Turlock 1916

FL, Gainsville 1916

CA, Walnut Creek 1916

CA, South San Francisco 1916

CA, Los Angeles Lincoln Heights Branch 1916

CA, Los Angeles Cahuenga Branch 1916

CA, Los Angeles Boyle Heights Branch 1916

CA, Exeter 1916

CA, Antioch 1916

CA, Dinuba 1916

CA, Gridley 1916

CA, San Francisco Mission Branch 1916

CA, San Francisco Noe Valley Branch 1916

CA, Oakland Melrose Branch 1916

CA, San Francisco Main Branch 1917

CA, Santa Barbara 1917

CA, Concord 1917

FL, Bradenton 1917

CA, Sebastopol 1917

CA, Inglewood 1917

CA, Bayliss 1917

CA, Chula Vista 1917

CA, Oakdale 1917

CA, Yolo 1918

CA, Sacramento 1918

CA, Santa Monica Ocean Branch 1918

CA, San Francisco Golden Gate Branch 1918

CA, Oakland Golden Gate Branch 1918

CA, Oakland Miller Av. Branch 1918

CA, Oakland Temescal Branch 1918

CA, San Francisco Sunset Branch 1918

CA, Alturas 1918

CA, Lakeport 1918

CA, E. San Diego 1918

PA, Swissvale 1918

CA, Calexico 1919

CA, Orland 1920

CA, Newman 1920

CA, Riverbank 1921

CA, Patterson 1921

CA, Orosi 1921

CA, Santa Cruz East Branch 1921

CA, San Francisco Chinatown Branch 1921

CA, San Francisco Presidio Branch 1921

NY, Lackawanna 1922

Here is the country by country list courtesy of http://andrewcarnegie.tripod.com/cfl.html:

United States of America *** 1,681 *** $ 41,233,853.47

Canada *** 125 *** $ 2,556,660

United Kingdom and Ireland *** 660 *** $ 11,849,457.50

New Zealand *** 17 *** $ 194,460

South Africa *** 12 *** $ 139,000

West Indies *** 5 *** $ 66,500

Australia and Tasmania *** 4 *** $ 70,000

Seychelles *** 1 *** $ 10,000

Mauritius *** 1 *** $ 9,000

Fiji *** 1 *** $ 7,500

keep in mind that those are circa 1900 dollars for instance the Fiji donation was closer to $160,000 then $7,500, also building costs were much much less (you didn't have to pay permits, environmental studies, inflated insurance, etc.). A house at that time cost around 3,000 to 5,000 dollars while 5cents could buy you a sandwich.

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