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Tucson Carnegie Free Library

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Tucson Carnegie Free Library

The Tucson Carnegie Free Library was designed by Henry C. Trost, and erected in 1900-1901, fueled by an 1899 $25,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. Trost designed this building just before the formation of the firm of Trost & Rust, and ironically beat Robert Rust’s plans for this structure. The extant building was designed in a Beau Arts style, according to the Society of Architectural Historians, and is currently the home of the Tucson Children’s Museum. For more information, please see https://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AZ-01-019-0019 and https://www.facebook.com/TrostSociety/posts/2196915347093186

Photograph courtesy of https://www.tucsonweekly.com/

— Mark Stone

Additional Details

Other Names: Carnegie Public Library, Children Museum
Type: Government
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1900
Address: 200 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ, USA
Condition: Extant