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Check it Out: Now I Know Why Carnegie Libraries All Look the Same

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You ever notice from like blocks away that a building coming up was one of those Carnegie libraries? They all have that similar early 20th century design, right? But what did they look that way? Listen to this excellent episode of Book Riot’s Annotated where the hosts tell us the fascinating story of Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy, how he viewed his wealth as not really his, and why libraries became a hallmark of his giving back.

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