Carnegie Libraries on Long Island, NY

(including the Borough of Queens)

Patchogue

Built from a 1905 grant. Now known as the Patchogue-Medford Library. The building is no longer in use, and was moved in 2012.

Unusual post card with a red border more typical of scenic view cards.

 Queens 

Queens Library is distinct from the New York Public Library, as is the Brooklyn Library. The main library in Jamaica was not a Carnegie-funded building.

Astoria (Queens)

A 1904 Tuthill & Higgins Flemish Revival structure, the Astoria branch is still in use. However, it was heavily renovated (I might posit wrecked) by the WPA in the 1930s.

The 1907 postcard was printed by I. Stern.

Far Rockaway (Queens)

Not listed by Bobinski as a Carnegie building. Incorporated into the Queens library ca. 1907.


Burned in 1962.

 

Plain brick building with a policeman in front. Postcard mailed in 1906.

Flushing (Queens)

Built in 1904. Thought to have been demolished after its 1957 replacement.

 

Commercial Photo Art Card.

Richmond Hill (Queens)

Valentine & Sons card, printed in Great Britain and mailed in 1910.

 

Still in use.

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