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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

 
 
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
1. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Marker
Inscription. Andrew Carnegie,
millionaire and philanthropist,
was born in this cottage on the 25th November 1835.
 
Location. 56° 4.075′ N, 3° 27.686′ W. Marker is in Dunfermline, Scotland, in Fife. Marker is on Moodie Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunfermline, Scotland KY12 7PL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of the Mother of Sir William Wallace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Blackness Castle (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); The Forth Rail Bridge (approx. 8.7 kilometers away); Linlithgow Palace (approx. 13.3 kilometers away); 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron (approx. 15 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. (Submitted on July 19, 2015.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
2. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Marker
House where Carnegie was born
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
3. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Marker
House in front, museum is located beside the house
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
4. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Marker
A true philanthropist, admission to the museum and house is free
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
5. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
"The Man Who Dies Thus Rich Dies Disgraced"
Andrew Carnegie Bust image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
6. Andrew Carnegie Bust
Birthplace Room of Andrew Carnegie image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
7. Birthplace Room of Andrew Carnegie
Birthplace Room Andrew Carnegie image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
8. Birthplace Room Andrew Carnegie
Birthplace Room of Andrew Carnegie image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
9. Birthplace Room of Andrew Carnegie
It was in this room that Andrew Carnegie was born on the evening of Wednesday 25 November 1835. Mother, father, and children ate, slept, worked and played in this one room. The room across the passageway was occupied by another family. Water and coal had to be carried up the narrow stairs. Besides cooking and washing for her family, Mrs Carnegie filled the bobbins for her husband's loom and dropped them through a hole in the floor to his workroom below.
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
10. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
The Carnegie's Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
11. The Carnegie's Cottage
'The humble home of honest poverty' Andrew Carnegie was born in one of the upstairs rooms of this cottage on the stormy night of 25 November 1835. Although some of the furnishings are from a later period, the layout of the cottage shows how these houses served as home and workplaces for handloom weavers like the Carnegie's. They shared the space with another family, each having two handlooms on the ground floor and one all-purpose room above. Many such houses were built when hand-weaving was flourishing in the 18th century. By the mid-19th century it was a different story: epidemics, steam-powered looms and depressed markets meant that life in Dumfermline was a struggle.
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 4, 2013
12. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum entrance
This Building In Loving Memory of Andrew Carnegie is the gift of his wife Lovise Whitfield Carnegie to his native town
<i>Birthplace of Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Valentine & Sons, Ltd., circa 1910
13. Birthplace of Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   13. submitted on July 19, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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