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Carnegie Libraries in Michigan

Funded by the Carnegie Foundation from 1900-1918
53 Carnegie grants issued in Michigan for $1,655,950
25 still in use as libraries, 7 demolished, 21 in use in other capacities

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Location

Amount Granted

Date of Grant

Current Use

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Adrian

$27,500

December 20, 1904

Museum

Lenawee County Historical Museum

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Albion

$17,500

January 2, 1903

Library

none

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Allegan

$10,000

March 27, 1913

Library

none

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Ann Arbor

$30,000

February 13, 1903

University building

will become part of the new School of Information college at the U of Michigan

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Armada

$8,000

December 8, 1913

Community Center

none

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Bay City

$35,000

May 15, 1916

Bank

purchased by Thumb National Bank

 

Benton Harbor

$20,000

March 14, 1902

Demolished

none

 

Boyne City

$15,000

March 31, 1916

Library

none

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Bronson

$8,500

July 15, 1910

Library

none

 

Cadillac

$15,000

March 20, 1903

Museum

Wexford Historical Museum

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Cassopolis

$10,000

April 23, 1908

Library

none

 

Charlevoix

$10,000

February 21, 1907

Demolished

none

 

Charlotte

$12,000

March 14, 1902

Law Office

none

 

Cheboygan

$15,000

February 10, 1908

None at moment

Cheboygan bank looking for funding for cultural use

 

Detroit

$750,000

June 3, 1901

Library

Nine buildings, all still in use as libraries

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Dowagiac

$12,500

January 13, 1903

Library

none

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East Jordan

$10,000

February 6, 1915

Art Center

none

 

Escanaba

$21,200

May 11, 1902

Library

none

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Flint

$25,000

December 27, 1902

Demolished

none

 

Grand Haven

$12,500

February 12, 1903

Demolished

none

 

Houghton

$15,000

April 23, 1908

Cultural Center

none

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Howell

$15,000

January 9, 1902

Library

none

 

Hudson

$10,000

March 27, 1903

Library

none

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Iron Mountain

$17,500

March 12, 1901

Museum

Menominee Range Historical Museum

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Ironwood

$17,000

April 21, 1900

Library

none

 

Ishpeming

$25,000

March 12, 1901

Library

none

 

Jackson

$70,000

March 14, 1901

Library

none

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Lansing

$35,000

January 9, 1902

Lansing Community College

Office for Business Program

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Lapeer

$13,750

April 3, 1917

Library

none

 

Ludington

$15,000

June 5, 1903

Library

none

 

Mancelona

$10,000

January 5, 1916

Library

none

 

Manistee

$35,000

April 26, 1902

Library

none

 

Marlette

$7,500

April 16, 1918

Library

none

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Mendon

$10,000

April 11, 1905

Library

none

 

Midland

$12,500

February 3, 1917

Demolished

none

 

Mt. Clemons

$17,000

March 14, 1902

Art Center

none

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Newaygo

$ 5,000

December 8, 1913

Library

none

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Niles

$15,000

January 22, 1903

Chamber of Commerce

Council on Tourism

 

Owosso

$20,000

April 2, 1913

Library

none

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Paw Paw

$10,000

April 3, 1917

Community Center

none

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Petoskey

$12,500

April 8, 1907

Library

none

 

Port Huron

$45,000

February 4, 1902

Museum

none

 

Portland

$10,000

March 25, 1905

Library

none

 

Sault Ste. Marie

$30,000

February 6, 1901

Admin Bldg.

Sault Ste. Marie Intermediate School District

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South Haven

$12,500

December 20, 1904

Art Center

none

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Sparta

$10,000

March 31, 1916

Library

none

 

St. Joseph

$13,500

December 27, 1902

Private

Law Office

 

Stambaugh

$12,500

April 13, 1914

Admin Bldg.

W. Iron Co. School District

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Sturgis

$10,000

December 13, 1907

Demolished

none

 

Tecumseh

$14,000

March 27, 1903

Private

not sure of usage was a law office

 

Three Rivers

$12,500

September 5, 1902

Art Center

none

 

Traverse City

$20,000

April 11, 1902

Museum

none

 

Wyandotte

$17,500

January 23, 1911

Demolished

none

 

Total

$1,659,950

 

 

 

Compiled and maintained by Cynthia Terwilliger, Terwilliger Associates [last update 8/2007]
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Related resourc: Carnegie library From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Source: George Sylvan Bobinsky, Andrew Carnegie's Role in American Public Library Development; A dissertaion submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Michigan, 1966, Appendix C List of Communities in the US Receving Carnegie Grants for Public Library Buildings, pages 281-334. Photographs compiled from library websites and submitted photos.