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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


Kumback Cafe

The Kumback Cafe is one of the oldest cafes in Oklahoma. It has been in business for over 72 years and is the pride of the community with it art deco design.

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

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

The Wolleson-Nicewander Building

Originally the "Boston Store" built in 1894 and it was one of the first permanent buildings of stone on the square. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

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

Perry, OK Carnegie Libraries

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