Braddock in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Braddock Carnegie Library
— Historic Landmark —
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
In commemorating the history of the
United States of America
Built in 1888-1889 and dedicated March 30, 1889, This is the first library building in the United States funded by American Industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who intended it to be a "center of light and learning." The library played a seminal role in the evolution of Carnegie's vision of himself as a public benefactor of the working class.
United States Department of the Interior
Erected 2012 by the National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
Location. 40° 24.101′ N, 79° 51.917′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 Library Street, Braddock PA 15104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Braddock's Defeat (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel George Washington Monument (about 700 feet away); Lafayette's Tour (about 700 feet away); Braddock's Field (about 700 feet away); The Great Steel Strike of 1919 (approx. ¼ mile away); Edgar Thomson Plant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Braddock's Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joe Magarac • 1940 (approx. half a mile away).
Also see . . .
1. Braddock Carnegie Library. National Historic Landmark Nomination Form, Designated March 2, 2012. (Submitted on October 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Carnegie Free Library of Braddock. Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 10. submitted on November 7, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.