Public Hearing Before Glenn A. Walsh
City Designated Historic
Structure Status For Telephone: 412-561-7876
Andrew Carnegie-Built Electronic Mail: < email@example.com >
2004 June 30
Good afternoon. I am Glenn A.
1995-2000, I served as a Life Trustee, on the Board of Trustees, of one of Andrew
Carnegie’s original libraries: the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall
The Homewood Branch Library, a well-known and loved landmark in the Homewood-Brushton community, has recently received a $3.5 million rehabilitation by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. In addition to the library, this building includes a large auditorium and other meeting rooms on the third floor.
This library was built in the neighborhood where
several industrialists once lived, including Andrew Carnegie and his brother
Thomas. Henry Clay Frick’s very historic home, Clayton, is only a few blocks
away, now part of the Frick Art and
I want to commend the
Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation for nominating the Hazelwood,
This is important, because it
is the system of neighborhood library
branches throughout the City, originally envisioned by Andrew Carnegie,
which is of major historical significance. Andrew Carnegie, through his very
generous library funding, popularized the neighborhood branch library system,
not just for
I strongly recommend that Pittsburgh City Council approve Bill No. 282, conferring the status of City Designated Historic Structure on the Homewood Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.