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Carnegie Library Perry Carnegie Library was built in 1909 at a cost of $10,000, the exact amount provided in a gift from Pittsburgh steel magazine Andrew Carnegie. It is regarded as one of Perry's most prized possessions. An extensive renovation and space expansion project with an estimated cost of $450,000 was completed in 1991, with all funds coming from private local donors.

The library's stately stone entryway columns, sturdy red brick exterior walls and red tile roof have inspired admiring comments from builders of the modern era. It is one of the few Carnegie libraries remaining in Oklahoma. Mr. Carnegie donated some $40 million for 1,697 libraries in American towns and cities. Oklahoma received nearly $500,000.


Address: South Courthouse Square, adjacent to the Courthouse

Come visit us in Perry, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Cherokee Strip Museum

Through the use of artifacts, photographs, and documents the museum traces the history of the Cherokee Outlet and its people. In addition to exhibits detailing the chronological history of life in the Outlet, there are vignettes of a *General Store, * Kitchen, *

Perry, OK Museums

St. Rose Catholic Church

The St. Rose Catholic Church built in 1922 welcomes visitors through its magnificient set of brass double doors artisticly decorated in metalwork of symbolic emblems representing twelve saints.

Perry, OK Historic Churches

The Famous Store

James Lobsitz founded the Famous Store in October of 1893 in a modest frame building a half a block east of the present building. His general merchandise business prospered and he erected the 50 by 90 foot two-story brick building in 1908

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

The Masonic Building

The three story building was built in 1924 to house the various Masonic organizations then active in Perry. In recent years the Masons have moved to a new location but their name remains associated with the building listed on the National Historic Register.

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

The Joseph Foucart Building

Perhaps the most striking building in the downtown Perry business district area is the two-story red brick structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do Carnegie Libraries near Perry, OK