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The Carnegie Building, above, is a recipient of the Landmark Award. It was dedicated as the Carnegie Free Public Library in 1902 and served that purpose until 1974. The building was purchased by the county government the next year. Stephen Brooks/News Tribune

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Landmark in city is named for benefactor

The opulent interior and distinguished exterior were a testament to the pride Jefferson City felt when Andrew Carnegie agreed in 1900 to financially support the building of a permanent free, public library.

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