Photograph Album -
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Original Neighborhood Branches
The following are photographs of some of the original eight branch
libraries given to the City of Pittsburgh by Andrew Carnegie. Andrew
Carnegie felt one library was not enough for larger cities.
Pittsburgh was one of the first cities to have an extensive system of
neighborhood branch libraries. -
Special Note: This project, to photograph original Carnegie Libraries in
Western Pennsylvania, has just begun. More photographs will be added to
this page, when they are ready.
This is the Hazelwood Branch,
of The Carnegie Library of
Pittsburgh, which opened to the public in 1900. It is located about
miles southeast of Downtown Pittsburgh, serving the Monongahela River
valley neighborhoods of Hazelwood, Glenwood, and Glen Hazel. Photographs 1
through 3 show the front library entrance to the Hazelwood Branch.
smaller, neighborhood library branches were considered as important as
large libraries. Photographs 4 and 5 show an ornamental dome skylight
over the circulation desk of the Hazelwood Branch. Photographs 6 and 7
show the Auditorium, on the lower level of the Hazelwood Branch building.
Photograph 8 shows the Auditorium entrance, in the rear of the building.
Photo 1 (1)***Photo
4 (1)***Photo 5
Photo 6 (1)
***Photo 7 (1)
***Photo 8 (1)
Constructed in 1890 as an independent
City of Allegheny, this library became the Allegheny Regional Branch
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in 1956(even though the City
of Pittsburgh annexed Allegheny City in 1907).
Branch Photo Album
Photographs with Number (1): © Copyright 1999
Lynne S. Comunale, All Rights Reserved.
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