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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

"Hopes and Dreams" Statue

"This sculpture and the plaza surrounding it are dedicated to the honor of all the stalwart men and women who took part in the greatest land rush of all time - the celebrated Cherokee Strip Run, held on September 16, 1893.

Perry, OK Arts

Noble County Courthouse

The Courthouse Square is a focal point of downtown Perry and the three-story courthouse in the center of that green oasis looms brightly there, majestically serving as a symbol of justice and dominion. Built in 1916, at a cost of $100,000

Perry, OK Historic Courthouses

Rose Hill School

The Rose Hill School is a furnished one-room country school built in 1895. In schools like this one, students received their eduction from the first through the eighth grade. Rose Hill School was moved to the museum grounds in 1971.

Perry, OK Historic Schoolhouses


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

Things to do Carnegie Libraries near Perry, OK