Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Carnegie Library



Marker ID: SCHM 11-6
Location: on North Limestone Street (State Highway 150) Gaffney, South Carolina,.
County: Cherokee
Coordinates: N 35° 04.404    W 081° 38.916
  35.0734    -81.648597
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

This Classical Revival building, built in 1913-14 and designed by Arthur W. Hamby, was one of 14 public libraries built in S.C. between 1903 and 1916 with funding from Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Foundation. In 1938 addition compatible to the original design doubled its size. It served as the Cherokee County Public until 1972 and has housed county offices since that time. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Erected by The City of Gaffney and the Cherokee County Council - 2001