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Carnegie Libraries in Houston
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Houston's Carnegie Library, 1899, razed
Houston's main Carnegie Library, demolished to build what is now the Julia Ideson Library

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Another view of Houston's main Carnegie Library

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Houston had two Carnegie Libraries. The main library was built in 1899 at a cost of $65,000.

The branch library is listed as "segragated" in "Carnegie Libraries Across America" by Theodore Jones.

Both buildings have been demolished.
Houston's Carnegie Branch Library
Houston's present Carnegie Branch Library, built on the site of the original branch library which was razed in the 1970s.

Photo courtesy Teri Brown, January 1, 2005
Remains of Houston's original Carngie Branch Library



What remains of the original Carnegie Branch Library building today.

Photo courtesy Teri Brown, January 1, 2005
Photographer's Note:
By accident today I ended up across the street from the Carnegie Branch Library (OK... I didn't have an idea where it was located - and just looked over and saw the building.) So here's a couple of photos - of the side of the bldg that fronts out on Quitman Street (the purple side)..... and the front of the building that opens into a park. - Teri Brown, January 01, 2005

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