Carnegie Library

The year is 1920 and the location is on north 3rd Street. The vantage point is west-northwest from 3rd Street. Photo credit, Mr. John Runk, courtesy of The Stillwater Public Library, John Runk Collection.   

The year is 1920 and the location is on north 3rd Street. The vantage point is west-northwest from 3rd Street. Photo credit, Mr. John Runk, courtesy of The Stillwater Public Library, John Runk Collection. 

 

 
 

Stillwater Carnegie Library

Andrew Carnegie was a businessman and philanthropist.  Many libraries were built across the USA under grants offered by Carnegie. A total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built worldwide between 1883 and 1929. In the USA, a total of 1,689 were built under grants that required agreement to terms set by Mr. Carnegie. Many of the libraries were unique, the library in Stillwater being no exception.

 
 
This is a "Time-Tunnel" photo that takes you from 1920 to 2016 at the same location. Imagine what politics and persuasion took place to locate the library in such a prominent place. Think about the walk up the stairway to use these marvelous facilities! The original building is still there, attached to the new building. Visit this magical place and enjoy the St. Croix Collection Room !

This is a "Time-Tunnel" photo that takes you from 1920 to 2016 at the same location. Imagine what politics and persuasion took place to locate the library in such a prominent place. Think about the walk up the stairway to use these marvelous facilities! The original building is still there, attached to the new building. Visit this magical place and enjoy the St. Croix Collection Room !