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. . .but they have all been renovated, upgraded, and refreshed, top to bottom, in the past 10 years thanks to the popular Libraries for All $196,000 bond measure passed by Seattlites in 1998. Each branch is a unique, inviting, well designed and well utilized space. The massive project of remodeling or replacing every branch was completed last year. The charming Columbia City branch dates from 1915 and was a Carnegie funded library designed in the Beaux-Arts Georgian Revival style. In 2004 an addition was added to the back of this, the smallest of all Seattle's original Carnegie endowed libraries. It is much loved by its community. For a view of the entire front elevation, please click my More Seattle Stuff page.