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Three Carnegie Libraries: Braddock, Homestead, and Carnegie (Bus Tour)

November 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Noon to 5:00 p.m.    

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Andrew Carnegie’s death, the 125th anniversary of Carnegie Borough, and the 130th anniversary of the Braddock Carnegie Library. This is a perfect year to celebrate Andrew Carnegie’s legacy. Although Carnegie funded 2,800 libraries around the world, he endowed only four in America (and all those were in the Pittsburgh region); only three of those have survived. Board our tour bus at Station Square and visit the Braddock Carnegie Library (1889), the Carnegie Library of Homestead (1898), and the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (1901). All three are impressive architectural landmarks, catalysts for renewal in their communities, and connected to significant chapters in our nation’s history: the French & Indian War; Homestead Steel Strike of 1892; and Civil War. The directors of each library will welcome our group and share stories about their challenges and triumphs in restoring and programming these historic landmarks to thrive in the 21st century. This will be a most memorable tour.

Fee: members $45; non-members $65

Registration is limited to 30 people and advance paid reservations are or 412-471-5808, ext. 527. Paid reservations by Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Meeting location: Commerce Court Drive, Station Square (opposite the parking garage)

Ending location: Commerce Court Drive, Station Square

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time in order to board the bus that will be waiting alongside the Commerce Court building, opposite the parking garage. The bus will leave promptly at Noon. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. The libraries are located on hilly terrain and stairs lead to the main entrance. Before the tour begins, each participant will be asked to sign his/her name on a form indicating that he/she is “fully able to participate in this PHLF tour and assumes all risk of participation.” This tour is handicap accessible, although we appreciate knowing your needs 48 hours in advance. Please contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808, ext. 527; 

Parking: Station Square Parking Garage or surface lots

Public Transportation: 

  • Port Authority bus lines stop near Station Square. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000
  • Ride the “T” to Station Square and walk to the western side of Commerce Court where the tour bus will be waiting.


November 2, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633