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This library officially celebrated and re-opened the First Floor for service on September 22, 2004. This project archive contains community meeting summaries, designs, progress photos and news announcements. It is a record of the substantial neighborhood involvement in Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Capital Improvement Program.
- Fact Sheet
- Designs on Public Display at Main (dates to be announced)
- Renovated Carnegie will blur the borders between library and bookstore
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Carnegie Library plans redesign
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Friday, May 23, 2003
Carnegie unveils renovation designs
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Friday, May 23, 2003
- Venerable Carnegie Library booked for reshuffle
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Mar 10, 2003
- Renovations FAQ - Why are we renovating even though funding has been cut?
Historical InformationYear the Main Library Building was Dedicated: 1895.
Original Architects: Longfellow, Alden and Harlow
Original Cost: $800,000
Major Building Renovations/Additions: Detailed Renovations History 1895-2002
Architectural Style: Italian Renaissance
Presentation of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to the People of Pittsburgh with a Description of the Dedicatory Exercises, November 5, 1895.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:History 1895-1969. Ralph Munn, (Director 1928 - 1964) Pittsburgh, 1970.
Main Library Firsts:
- First Children's Department in a public library - 1898
- First Technology Department in a public library - 1901
- First school for Children's Librarians - 1900