Public Hearing Before Glenn A. Walsh
City Designated Historic
Structure Status For Telephone: 412-561-7876
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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 in
The Hazelwood Branch Library building, a well-known and loved landmark, located on the edge of the Hazelwood business district and just a few blocks from the J&L redevelopment site, includes much more than just chambers for a library Children’s Room and library Reference Room. It also includes a 250-seat auditorium and a beautiful stained-glass dome, above the library’s original oak circulation desk.
On May 3, to kick-off National Historic Preservation Week, the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh named the historic Hazelwood Branch Library building as number four in their second-annual list of the “Top Ten Best Preservation Opportunities for 2004.” This historic designation was strongly supported by the Hazelwood Initiative.
Again, 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. 286, conferring the status of City Designated Historic Structure on the original Hazelwood Branch Library building of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.