Historic Carnegie Library Buildings   2006 November   Page 2 of 3

 

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:

 

* Allegheny Regional Branch (originally Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny – 1890)

America’s first publicly-funded Carnegie Library !

Constructed with world’s first Carnegie Hall !

Next-door to two other historic structures: Pittsburgh’s original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science and original Allegheny Post Office.

Library building CLOSED due to lightning strike in 2006 April, abandoned for proposed new structure in 2006 August.

5 Allegheny Square

Pittsburgh PA 15212

Web Site: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/allegheny >

< http://andrewcarnegie2.tripod.com/photoalbumAlleghenyReg.htm >

 

* Main Branch (1895)

Constructed with Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Lecture Hall, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Carnegie Museum of Art.

First Large City Carnegie Library !

First Children’s Department !

First Science and Technology Department (discontinued)  !

4400 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh PA 15213-4080

Telephone: 412-622-3114

Web Sites: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/main >

< http://andrewcarnegie.tripod.com/photoalbumCLP-CI.htm >

Open: Mon. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sun. 1 – 5 p.m.

 

* Lawrenceville Branch (1898)

Prototype for neighborhood branch libraries !

First designed and constructed library children’s room !

Includes auditorium.

279 Fisk Street

Pittsburgh PA 15201

Telephone: 412-682-3668

Web Site: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/lawrenceville >

Open: Mon., Wed., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tue., Thur., Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

* West End Branch (1899)

First Children’s Storytime !

47 Wabash Avenue
Pittsburgh  PA 15220

Telephone: 412-921-1717

Web Site: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/westend >

Open: Tue., Thur. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wed., Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

* Wylie Avenue Branch (1899)

Original building sold in 1980s; now used as a mosque.

Renamed Hill District Branch relocated to shopping center; will soon relocate to new library structure.

Historic Library Building:                                                Present Location of Library:

1909 Wylie Avenue                                                             419 Dinwiddie Street

Pittsburgh PA 15219                                                            Pittsburgh  PA 15219           Telephone: 412-281-3753

Web Site: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/hilldistrict >

Present Library Open: Mon., Thur. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tue., Wed., Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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* Hazelwood Branch (1900)

Includes 250-seat auditorium.

Building abandoned 2004; remains empty and unused.

Library relocated to second floor of commercial building.

Historic Library Building:

4748 Monongahela Street

Pittsburgh PA 15207

Web Site: < http://andrewcarnegie.tripod.com/hazelwood >

Present Location of Library:

4901 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh  PA 15207

Telephone: 412-421-2517

Web Site: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/hazelwood >

Present Library Open: Mon., Tue., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thur. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

* Mount Washington Branch (1900)

Overlooks Downtown; visible from Downtown.

Building paid for by Andrew Carnegie; property paid for by neighborhood.

315 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh  PA 15211

Telephone: 412-381-3380

Web Site: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/mtwashington >

Open: Tue., Wed.11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thur., Fri. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat. 12 Noon – 4 p.m.

 

* East Liberty Branch (1905)

RAZED in 1960s, as part of Urban Renewal project.

Present Location of Library:

130 S. Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh  PA 15206

Telephone: 412-363-8232

Web Site: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/eastliberty >

Open: Mon. – Wed. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thur. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

* South Side Branch (1909)

2205 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh  PA 15203

Telephone: 412-431-0505

Web Site: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/southside >

Open: Mon., Thur. 12 Noon – 7 p.m. Tue., Wed. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri., Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

* Homewood Branch (1911)

Built in Pittsburgh neighborhood of homes of millionaires, including home of Andrew Carnegie. Located a few blocks from the Frick Art and Historical Center, which includes Henry Clay Frick’s mansion, Clayton.

Underwent recent rehabilitation.

7101 Hamilton Ave
Pittsburgh  PA 15208

Telephone: 412-731-3080

Web Site: < http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/homewood >

Open: Mon., Wed. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tue., Thur., Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.