The Crunden Branch Library, Saint Louis, Missouri? A sad tale of the life and times, and ultimate demolition, of this Carnegie library can be found at the Ecology of Absence site. The story begins, as so many of the Carnegie library stories do, in the early part of the 20th century.
The story also seems to parallel the story of St. Louis and what is valued by its government. Photos accompany the story. Be sure to read this very rich commentary. It could happen in your city or town. Read the story here!