Carnegie Library (downtown Atlanta)


So, how many libraries did he do? It looks like it was a worldwide effort that included 1,681 in the US alone (according to this website). In Atlanta, there's at least two more: one on Georgia Tech's campus and one in Little 5 Points on Moreland Ave. The latter currently houses a clothing store called "Wish" and has the original Carnegie plaque in place on the north-east side of the building.

At it's peak

At the corner of Forsyth & Carnegie Way. We still have the wedge-shaped Carnegie Building in that triangle

What's Left

The column sculpture at Peachtree/W.Peachtree across from Suntrust Plaza by Max Lagers is all that's left of the original building. [photo]

The new downtown Atlanta Library is iconic "brutalist" architecture but it's still the best place to look up old Atlanta Journals and old city directories (i.e. reverse phone books). What kills me is the god-awful plaza on Forsyth is over an auditorium which leaked so bad it's been closed for 10 years. Why on earth did they put an auditorium there . . . they needed room for books! | atlanta | pkd | fusion | recipes | email