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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....

26 October 2012

1882 – Proposal for Belfast Central Library

Architect: T.N. Deane & Son Unsuccessful entry in 1882 competition to design a new central library for Belfast. The competition was won by W.H. Lynn. Published in The Builder, February 16 1884.

12 September 2012

1870 – Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio

Architect: James W. McLaughlin Opened in 1870 and in later years known as Old Main. The main hall with its towering book stacks and clearly expressed metal structure was a fantastic internal space....

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...

02 July 2012

1910 – Carnegie Library & Technical School, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: E.L. Woods One of the fine public librarys funded in part by Andrew Carnegie’s foundation, constructed started in 1909, with the building opened by Lord Londonderry in 1910. By 1919, 81 per...

01 June 2012

1913 – Library, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Architect: Reid & McAlpine A fine library building still in use today. Funded through a debenture after the city applied to the Carnegie Foundation for funding, the amount which the Foundation was willing...

25 May 2012

1879 – Derby Free Library & Museum, Derbyshire

Architect: R. Knill Freeman Derby Museum and Art Gallery was established in 1879, along with Derby Central Library, in a new building designed by Richard Knill Freeman and given to Derby by Michael...

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...