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Braddock in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Braddock Carnegie Library

 
 
Braddock Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
1. Braddock Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.
Braddock Carnegie
Library

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.
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Designated 2012

 
Erected 2012 by the National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 24.101′ N, 79° 51.917′ W. Marker is in Braddock, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Library Street and Maple Way when traveling south on Library Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 Library Street, Braddock PA 15104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
Braddock Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
2. Braddock Carnegie Library
Braddock's Defeat (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel George Washington Monument (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); The Turtle (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Braddock.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. EducationMan-Made Features
 
Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
3. Carnegie Library
Carnegie Library<br>Historic Braddock Welcomes You image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
4. Carnegie Library
Historic Braddock Welcomes You
Braddock Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
5. Braddock Carnegie Library
Close-up of image on banner
Andrew Carnegie image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
6. Andrew Carnegie
Copy Anything There's Only One Original: Braddock Carnegie Library, America's First
Welcome to Historic Braddock image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
7. Welcome to Historic Braddock
In the parking lot of the Braddock Carnegie Library.
Br<b>add</b>ock<br><b> Love</b> image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
8. Braddock
 Love
In the parking lot of the Braddock Carnegie Library.
Library Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
9. Library Street
Across Library Street from the Braddock Carnegie Library.
War Memorial at Braddock Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
10. War Memorial at Braddock Carnegie Library
 
 
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