Queen Anne Public Library
Backstory and Context
In 1911, The City of Seattle received $70,000 from Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) to build the Queen Anne Public Library. located at 4th Avenue W and W Garfield, the branch was the fourth installment of the Seattle Public Libraries. After a tumultuous beginning due to different Queen Anne Committees debating about which site to build the branch on, the library was finally built in 1913 and officially opened in 1914. As time went on, the branch has served the neighborhood and community through wars, strikes, and local hard times, utilizing its space for whatever was needed the most. In 2007, using money from the “Libraries For All” fund, the branch was renovated and has remained the same since.
“Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library.”
“Queen Anne Branch.” The Seattle Public Library s www.spl.org/hours-and-locations/queen-anne-branch.