"Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Honors CLP-West End Library."
Green Tree Times 2015 October: 13.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks
Honors CLP-West End Library

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, West End (CLP-West End) recently celebrated an historic moment. The installation of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) historic plaque recognizing the branch's importance to the West End neighborhood and library service in Pittsburgh was unveiled on Sat., Sept. 19.

Many people from the library and the community attended the unveiling. Those in attendance included member of The Friends of the Library, library staff including past and present managers of the West End branch, and the Executive Director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Mary Frances Cooper. Also in attendance were representatives from Theresa Kail Smith's office and the PHLF.

The Friends of the Library were instrumental in applying for the plaque from the Foundation, especially Library Friend, Glenn Walsh, whose research and diligence paid off in the form of this very special recognition.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's West End branch has been in operation for more than 100 years in the West End neighborhood and is historically significant in its role of offering the very first library story-time.

The West End branch was designed and built by the architectural firm Alden and Harlow which was involved in several other Pittsburgh libraries in and around the Pittsburgh area. An extensive renovation was recently completed, making this historic landmark a warm and welcoming space for children and adults alike.

To learn more about CLP-West End or the Friends of the Library, please visit the library's website: carnegielibrary.org/locations/westend.


Mr. Frederick Lapisardi aka "Andrew Carnegie" revealing the PHLF plaque at CLP-West End at 47 Wabash Street.

photo courtesy of Friends of the West End Library
Photographer: Free-Lance Photographer Lynne S. Walsh