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Carnegie Library, Pomona College
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Students sit outside the Carnegie Library on the campus of Pomona College. A $40,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie was given to Claremont to build the library on the condition that the town raise an additional $40,000 in new endowment to cover building maintenance. The Classical Revival library was designed by Franklin P. Burnham and was built by Edwin Squire using reinforced concrete. Claremont donated the land and in return the library served both students and residents until a branch of the Los Angeles County Library opened in Claremont in 1914. The library served as Pomona College's academic library from 1908 until 1953, at which time a new library (Honnold/Mudd) opened to serve all of the Claremont Colleges. This structure has been known as the Carnegie Building since 1953 and houses offices and classrooms.
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Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Claremont-Universities and colleges-Pomona College.
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)--Carnegie Library
Academic libraries--California--Claremont
Library buildings--California--Claremont
Neoclassicism (Architecture)--California--Claremont
Carnegie libraries--California--Claremont
College students--California--Claremont
Burnham, Franklin P
Squire, Edwin
Claremont (Calif.)
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