Andrew Carnegie spent the last 20 years of his life as a philanthropist. He gave away over $350 million ($4.8 billion today) of the fortune he amassed. Here are some of the libraries built in North America with his money.
1. Macomb, Illinois Library courtesy upload.wikimedia.org.
2. Carnegie Free Library in Braddock, Pennsylvania was the first such library in the United States courtesy upload.wikimedia.org.
3. Carnegie Library, Houston Texas circa 1904 courtesy en.wikipedia.org.
4. San Antonio, Texas Carnegie Library courtesy en.wikipedia.org.
5. Iron Mountain Michigan courtesy en.wikipedia.org.
6. Yorkville Library, Toronto, Ontario courtesy en.wikipedia.org.
7. Brantford, Ontario Library courtesy www.historicplaces.ca.
8. Hamilton, Ontario Library courtesy www.mtc.gov.on.ca.
9. Chatham, Ontario Library, first Carnegie Library in Canada, courtesy www.uoguelph.ca.
10. Goderich, Ontario Library courtesy www.historicplaces.ca.