Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Carnegie Library


The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is located in this historic 1908 Carnegie Library building near the Capital complex. The agency serves as host for the Arizona Center for the Book an affiliate of the Center for the Book which was established in 1977 to use the resources and prestige of the Library of Congress to promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy.

7 comments:

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon,
Your photo shows how small Phoenix was in 1908. I have seen larger Carnegie Libraries in a lot of towns.
I assume your U.S. readers would know, but just in case they don't and for the benefit of your international readers, I will point out that steel magnate Andrew Carnegie decided as one of his major philanthropies to finance the construction of libraries in towns all across America, hence the name Carnegie Libraries.

Laurie said...

Sharon, what on earth is the style of architecture here? Georgian meets Federal meets Pueblo? Whatever it is, I just love it. And the color!

Wayne said...

This is a surprise. I was under the impression that Carnegie Libraries looked a lot alike.

Vancouver has one and I'll show it to you one of these days.

The Phoenix building is a gem. Wowzer!

marcinko said...

I see this every day -- it's right across the street from my office -- so the commenters are making me appreciate it more.

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful building!

Jim said...

David from Costaricadailyphoto sent me over here. I love the old Carnegie Libary buildings. Not to many of them left standing. Thanks for posting yours. Terrell has one, its on my header picture.

Ayten Giyas said...

Dear Sharon, thank you for visiting my blog! I have very good friends in Arizona (visited Phoenix back in 2001).

Best wishes!