Tuesday, February 28, 2012

1907 Carnegie Library, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

[LIB6449] - The Pittsburgh library was not, however, to become the first municipally owned and operated "Carnegie Library." That distinction went to the then independent City of Allegheny, now Pittsburgh's North Side. It was legally empowered to accept Mr. Carnegie's offer of May 29, 1886, at once, and work on the building began September 12, 1887. It was formally opened February 20, 1890, and was known as the Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny. [Read a comprehensive history of this library here]

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