Pittsburgh November 24, 2017
The Hidden Castle In Pittsburgh That Almost No One Knows About
Pittsburgh lays claim to a rich history. In fact, most of us probably pass by historical spots in the city all the time without really noticing. Did you know, for example, that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh boasts a vibrant history? The hidden castle-esque library certainly boasts a regal history, making it well worth a visit.
The Carnegie Library of Homestead, one of more than 2,000 libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie worldwide, first opened its doors in 1898.
Built for $250,000, the regal library features hand-carved desks, hand-painted murals on the walls, and "hand-cut Italian marble."
From the very start, the Carnegie Library of Homestead was meant to be far more than a, well, library. It was a community gathering spot, where local steel mill workers and their families spent their free time.
The community gathering spot also consists of a grand music hall and an athletic club.
The Athletic Club, open to the public, promises plenty to do. Visitors can swim laps in the pool or join a swimming or an aqua fitness class.
Pittsburghers can also join group exercise classes and wellness programs. Memberships are available to the public.
Embrace your love of music at the Carnegie Music Hall. The opulent music hall hosts an eclectic array of performers throughout the year.
Upcoming shows include Paula Poundstone on January 27, 2018, and Bill Engvall on April 20, 2018.
The library has earned spots on both the National Register of Historic Places and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation's List of Historic Landmarks.
The Carnegie Library of Homestead welcomes the public Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Homestead
510 East 10th Avenue
Munhall, PA 15120
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