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Carnegie Library Buildings
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Description:
More than 2500 Carnegie library buildings were built between 1881 and 1919. Many of the buildings still exist today and are used for various purposes. This category will list these buildings regardless of their use today.
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The Carnegie libraries were funded with grants from steel businessman Andrew Carnegie. The first was funded in 1881 in his hometown of Dunfermline, Scotland. A total of 2509 Carnegie Library buildings were built. These libraries were built in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and various Caribbean countries. Many of these library buildings have been demolished over the years, while others have been converted to various uses besides their original purposes. The intent of this category is to locate as many of the remaining buildings and record their current use.
Instructions for Posting a Carnegie Library Buildings Waymark:
To post a new waymark in this category, please:

1.Provide the name of the Building, the City & State (or country) in the Title, (in that order)

2. Determine the latitude and longitude by physically visiting the site. Coordinates should be of the front or main entrance.

3. Provide one or more non-copyrighted photographs taken by the waymarker of complete building or as much of the building as possible. Additional photographs are encouraged. Photographs of any inscriptions on the building are also encouraged.

4. In long description provide as much history of the building as possible, including year built, amount of grant, years the building was used as a library, architect for building etc. Properly credit sources for information you post in your waymark.

5. Provide the values of the variables as best you can.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log a waymark in this category:

1. Please provide at least one photograph of the building. Additional photographs are encouraged.

2. Describe your experience.

No additional visit instructions will be added for individual waymarks. Additional instructions will result in waymark being declined.
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  • Address of Library Building
  • Current Use of Building
  • Year Built (optional)
  • Website about building
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Carnegie Library BuildingsCarnegie Library - Hanwell, UK ~ C*

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Still a thriving library in Hanwell, West London

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JuliaMC

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/25/2009

last visited: 3/18/2015

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Carnegie Library BuildingsWest Greenwich Library - Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, UK

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A cartouche, on the front of the building, is engraved "The Gift of Andrew Carnegie Esq".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/31/2011

last visited: 12/21/2014

Image for Greenwich Central Public Library - Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsGreenwich Central Public Library - Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London, UK

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A Carnegie library on the outskirts of Greenwich.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: 12/25/2014

Image for Carnegie Library - Erith, London Borough of Bexleyview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsCarnegie Library - Erith, London Borough of Bexley

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Public Library in Erith - funded by Andrew Carnegie

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JuliaMC

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 7/9/2021

Image for Dartford Carnegie Libraryview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsDartford Carnegie Library

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Dartford Carnegie Library was opened in 1916 - one of only 2 new libraries opened in Southern England during the First World War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JuliaMC

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 10/6/2008

last visited: 7/16/2011

Image for Carnegie Library, Caversham, Reading, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsCarnegie Library, Caversham, Reading, UK

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Public Library funded by Andrew Carnegie - in Caversham, Reading

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JuliaMC

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2008

last visited: 7/27/2008

Image for Carnegie Library, Battle, Reading, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsCarnegie Library, Battle, Reading, UK

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Public library funded by Andrew Carnegie

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JuliaMC

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2008

last visited: 7/26/2008

Image for Gravesend Carnegie Library, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsGravesend Carnegie Library, UK

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This Carnegie library is in Kent - on the Thames estuary.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JuliaMC

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: 6/24/2021

Image for Rushden Library - Newton Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsRushden Library - Newton Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, UK

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This Carnegie Library lies in the heart of Rushden town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/25/2011

last visited: 12/30/2011

Image for Stratford Public Library, Stratford upon Avon, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsStratford Public Library, Stratford upon Avon, UK

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Stratford Public Library

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/18/2008

last visited: 12/14/2015

Image for Loughborough Library - Loughborough, Leicestershireview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsLoughborough Library - Loughborough, Leicestershire

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Loughborough Community Library and Learning Centre on Granby Street, Loughborough.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/3/2016

last visited: never

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