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Carnegie Library

08 March 2013

1905 – Carnegie Library, Anglesea Street, Cork

Architect: Henry A. Cutler Foundation stone laid by Andrew Carnegie in 1903 with the building opening in 1905. Located on Anglesea Street next to City Hall, this elegant building lasted for only 15...

28 February 2013

1911 – Carnegie Library, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Rudolph Maximilian Butler Built on land donated by Lord Powerscourt (8th Viscount), and funded by a grant of £600 from the Carnegie Trust. The design by Butler was similar to those constructed...

25 January 2013

1905 – Public Library, St. Catharines, Ontario

St. Catharines established a free public library in 1888. The library board received a $25,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie in December 1901. Its new building opened to the public on 2 January 1905....

23 July 2012

1905 – Former Carnegie Library, William St., Winnipeg

Architect: Samuel Hooper The Carnegie Public Library was officially opened on October 11th, 1905 by Governor General Earl Grey and functioned as Winnipeg’s central library until the completion of the Centennial Library in...

01 April 2012

1912 – Public library, Regina, Saskatchewan

Architect: Storey & Van Egmond In 1910, after an approach from the city of Regina, Andrew Carnegie provided an initial grant of $30,000.00 for a new library building which was subsequently increased to...

01 August 2011

1912 – Memorial Park Library, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: McLean & Wright Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie funded $80,000 of the $100,000 cost of Calgary’s Central Library, which was the first purpose-built public library in Alberta. It was designed by Boston architects McLean...

26 January 2011

1909 – Former Public Library, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Alfred Chapman Formerly Toronto Public Library’s Central Reference Library, and now the Koffler Student Centre for the University of Toronto. When constructed it was Ontario’s largest Carnegie library. It remained the home...

09 December 2010

1905 – Carnegie Library, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Architect: Alex Cullen Front perspective view including ground & 1st. floor plans published in The Building News, March 6th 1903. Chosen by competition, construction was financed by money donated by the Scottish-American entrepreneur...

19 July 2010

1902 – Carnegie Library and Museum at Limerick

Architect: C.F.A. Voysey Unsuccessful entry for a competition for a new public library for Limerick. This design heavily influenced the 1912 Library, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin by T.J. Byrne.

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