Carnegie Free Library (McKeesport, Pennsylvania)

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Carnegie Free Library
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Carnegie Free Library (McKeesport, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Carnegie Free Library (McKeesport, Pennsylvania)
Carnegie Free Library (McKeesport, Pennsylvania) is located in the US
Carnegie Free Library (McKeesport, Pennsylvania)
Location 1507 Library Ave., McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°20′42″N 79°51′20″W / 40.34500°N 79.85556°W / 40.34500; -79.85556Coordinates: 40°20′42″N 79°51′20″W / 40.34500°N 79.85556°W / 40.34500; -79.85556
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1902
Architect East,William J.; Stratton,Daniel
Architectural style Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference # 80003402[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1980
Designated PHLF 1979[2]

The Carnegie Free Library in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, is a Public Library built with funds from Pittsburgh steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. McKeesport is located about 15 miles up the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh. The grant for this library was commissioned April 2, 1899. Out of approximately 1,688 libraries funded by Carnegie in America, McKeesport's was the 12th he commissioned. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 

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