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Andrew Carnegie

(1835-1919)

 
 
Andrew Carnegie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Andrew Carnegie Marker
Inscription. A poor Scottish immigrant, Carnegie became a millionaire steel magnate and proponent of the "Gospel of Wealth." Seeking to benefit society with his fortune, he built over 2,500 libraries and endowed institutions advancing education and peace.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.555′ N, 79° 57.09′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Schenley Drive Extension. Touch for map. Located outside the Carnegie Library in Oakland at the University of Pittsburgh. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Diplodocus carnegii (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victor Herbert (about 400 feet away); The Hiker (about 400 feet away); Fourth Ward Memorial (about 400 feet away); Stephen C. Foster Memorial (about 500 feet away); Barney Dreyfuss (about 500 feet away); Forbes Field (about 500 feet away); Schenley Park Bridge (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
Andrew Carnegie Marker and Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Andrew Carnegie Marker and Carnegie Library

1. Andrew Carnegie Biography. Video and biography following the advertisement. (Submitted on March 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 

2. Andrew Carnegie at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Andrew Carnegie - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationIndustry & Commerce
 
Andrew Carnegie image. Click for full size.
By Theodore C. Marceau, 1913
3. Andrew Carnegie
American businessman and philanthropist
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie say farewell to Pittsburgh image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1914
4. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie say farewell to Pittsburgh
Andrew Carnegie and Louise Carnegie, his wife, leaving East Liberty Station in 1914 at the end of their last visit to the city of Pittsburgh. Carnegie would die four years later, in 1919. From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Andrew & Lousie Carnegie's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 30, 2013
5. Andrew & Lousie Carnegie's Grave
Andrew Carnegie Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 30, 2013
6. Andrew Carnegie Plaque
Located at the entrance to his gravesite, it reads:

Born in Scotland, Andrew Carnegie came to America in 1848 and rose from a factory bobbin boy to one of the world's most successful industrialists. His legacy is his philanthropy and the more than 20 institutions he endowed. Their work continues in his name:

Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Carnegie Foundation
The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust
Carnegie Hero Fund Commission
Carnegie Hero Funds in Europe
The Carnegie Hero Fund Trust
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Carnegie United Kingdom Trust
Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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