Statement before                 Glenn A. Walsh

          Pittsburgh                                    P.O. Box 1041

        City Council:                               Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15230-1041 U.S.A.

     City Council Public                 Telephone: 412-561-7876

     Hearings - Re: Five           Electronic Mail: < >

     Historic Carnegie                       Internet Web Site: < >

     Library Buildings              2004 June 22


Good morning. I am Glenn A. Walsh of 633 Royce Avenue, Mt. Lebanon. Today, I am representing no formal organization.


Pittsburgh City Council will hear from the public, regarding the historic value of five Carnegie Library buildings, on Wednesday afternoon, June 30, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In July, City Council will decide whether these five libraries meet the qualifications to be considered City Designated Historic Structures, as nominated by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.


The City Planning Commission and Historic Review Commission, which held their own public hearings on the nominations, have both submitted unanimous recommendations in favor of City Council approving the historic designations for all five libraries.


The following is the schedule for the five public hearings, before City Council, on Wednesday, June 30:


1:30 p.m. – Bill No. 282 – Nomination of Homewood Branch Library

1:45 p.m. – Bill No. 283 – Nomination of Lawrenceville Branch Library

2:00 p.m. – Bill No. 284 – Nomination of Mt. Washington Branch Library

2:15 p.m. – Bill No. 285 – Nomination of West End Branch Library

2:30 p.m. -- Bill No. 286 – Nomination of Hazelwood Branch Library


All public hearings will take place in the City Council Chamber, on the fifth floor of the City-County Building, located at the corner of Grant Street and Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. Any citizen is welcome to testify at any or all of these five public hearings. However, pre-registration is necessary to speak at each public hearing; citizens may pre-register by telephoning the City Clerk’s office at 412-255-2138.


All verbal statements by members of the public will be limited to no more than three minutes for each of the five public hearings. Additional printed testimony, of any length, may be submitted at the time of the verbal testimony.


. The public can obtain more information regarding the public hearings or the historic nominations by electronic mail:

< > or by telephone: 412-561-7876.



Thank you.