One Of Only Four Remaining Carnegie Halls In The World Is Hiding Right Here In West Virginia
The Mountain State has the distinction of being home to one of only four remaining Carnegie Halls in the world. For those unfamiliar with Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, or the rich steel magnate who funded both buildings, neither of these Carnegie Halls would exist without the generous funding of Andrew Carnegie. In the late 1800s he was one of the richest (and most generous men) in the world. It’s said that in the last 18 years of his life, Carnegie gave away 90% of his fortune to charities, foundations, and universities.
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Want to see it in person? Carnegie Hall is located at 611 Church St., Lewisburg, WV 24901. Learn more on the official website.
Discover 14 additional famous buildings hiding in the Mountain State in this previously published article!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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