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First Free Public Library Building in the United States

 
 
First Free Public Library Building in the US plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2011
1. First Free Public Library Building in the US plaque
Inscription.
First Free
Public Library Building
in the United States
Donated by
Andrew Carnegie
Supported by
Public Funds

Completed in 1890

Women's Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 
Erected by Women's Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.176′ N, 80° 0.333′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Allegheny Square East west of East Ohio Street. Touch for map. Located on right side of the building entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Hay Reed (within shouting distance of this marker); Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Taze Russell (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Allegheny Market House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Allegheny Post Office
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2011
2. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
(about 400 feet away); Founding Convention of the CIO (about 600 feet away); Allegheny High School (about 800 feet away); Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
North Side Library and Music Hall image. Click for full size.
By Dabbs, circa 1890
3. North Side Library and Music Hall
Interior of the Music Hall at the Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in the city of Allegheny, now the North Side section of Pittsburgh. Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2011
4. Historic Landmark
Allegheny Regional Branch
The Carnegie Library
of Pittsburgh
Formerly
Carnegie Free Library
Dedicated 1890
Smithmeyer & Pelz, Architects
Pittsburgh History &
Landmarks Foundation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on February 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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