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.
| Carnegie Library
& First Presbyterian Church
Courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
| Houston's main
Carnegie Library, demolished to build what is now the Julia Ideson
view of Houston's main Carnegie Library
| What remains
of the original Carnegie Branch Library building today.
January 1, 2005
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 building 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
| Houston's present
Carnegie Branch Library, built on the site of the original branch
library which was razed in the 1970s.
Brown, January 1, 2005
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