Cambria Public Library Building

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Cambria Public Library Building
1st Carnegie Library Johnstown PA.jpg
Cambria Public Library Building, HABS Photo, September 1988
Cambria Public Library Building is located in Pennsylvania
Cambria Public Library Building
Cambria Public Library Building is located in the US
Cambria Public Library Building
Location 304 Washington St., Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°19′40″N 78°55′15″W / 40.32778°N 78.92083°W / 40.32778; -78.92083Coordinates: 40°19′40″N 78°55′15″W / 40.32778°N 78.92083°W / 40.32778; -78.92083
Area less than one acre
Built 1890
Architectural style Gothic, Other, French Gothic revival
NRHP Reference # 72001100[1]
Added to NRHP June 19, 1972

Cambria Public Library Building, also known as Carnegie Public Library, is a historic library building located at Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1890-1891, with funds provided by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It is one of 3,000 such libraries constructed between 1885 and 1919. Carnegie provided all funds toward the construction and maintenance of the library through 1930. It is a three-story brick building with a tile roof encased in dormers in the French Gothic revival style. It was damaged in the Johnstown Flood of 1936 and ceased to function as a library in 1971.[2] The building houses the Johnstown Flood Museum.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It is located in the Downtown Johnstown Historic District.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmark (March 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Cambria Public Library Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-06. 

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