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Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carnegie Hall

 
 
Carnegie Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
1. Carnegie Hall Marker
Inscription. Carnegie Hall, built in 1902, by Lewisburg Female Institute and citizens of the Greenbrier Valley area. It is one of only three Halls in the U.S. named for Andrew Carnegie who gave $26,750. Local citizens gave $10,000 to complete the Hall.
President: R. L. Telford
Architect: Charles W. Barrett
Style: Georgian Revival
(Side Two)
Cultural life of the area was enhanced by the events held at Carnegie Hall until Greenbrier College closed, 1972. The Hall was to be demolished, so the community established Carnegie Hall, Inc. in 1983 and raised over $3 million to renovate and to assure its continuance as an important center of visual and performing arts.
 
Erected 2008 by Carnegie Hall Guild & West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 37° 48.127′ N, 80° 26.893′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Church St., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. John McElhenney, D.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Lewisburg (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also
Carnegie Hall Marker - Side Two image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
2. Carnegie Hall Marker - Side Two
Marker text facing south.
named Battle of Lewisburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dick Pointer (about 400 feet away); Lewisburg (about 600 feet away); Confederate Cemetery / The Civil War (about 600 feet away); Greenbrier County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewisburg Graded School Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Also see . . .  Carnegie Hall website. (Submitted on May 26, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Carnegie Hall Marker - Side One image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
3. Carnegie Hall Marker - Side One
Carnegie Hall image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
4. Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
5. Carnegie Hall Marker
Looking south on Church Street with the Old Stone Presbyterian Church and cemetery across the street.
Carnegie Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
6. Carnegie Hall Marker
Side two of marker text, looking north with modern entrance to Old Stone Presbyterian Church across the street.
Carnegie Hall image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
7. Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
8. Carnegie Hall
Stone marker embeded in the wall next to the entrance to the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on November 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on May 26, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on May 26, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.
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