The Chattanooga Public Library, built in 1905, was located on the southeast corner of Eighth Street and Georgia Avenue. A grant from the Andrew Carnegie Fund supplied $50,000 for building costs, with the stipulation "that the local government would appropriate annually a sum of no less than ten percent [of this figure]" (Armstrong II 150). The city of Chattanooga authorized an annual budget of $5000 and installed Miss Margeret Dunlap as head librarian, a post she held until 1923. Miles was a devoted patron of the Library and championed it in her writing for the News.