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On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 11, 1919
Andrew Carnegie died at age 84 at his summer home in Lenox, Mass., after three days of pneumonia. [Historic Pittsburgh] 
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"Andrew Carnegie was once the richest man in the world. Coming as a dirt poor kid from Scotland to the U.S., by the 1880s he’d built an empire in steel — and then gave it all away: $60 million to fund a system of 1,689 public libraries across the country."
— Susan Stamberg reports on Carnegie’s library legacy. Read more here.
Photo: Andrew Carnegie, circa 1913. (Library of Congress)

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 11, 1919

Andrew Carnegie died at age 84 at his summer home in Lenox, Mass., after three days of pneumonia. [Historic Pittsburgh

nprbooks:

"Andrew Carnegie was once the richest man in the world. Coming as a dirt poor kid from Scotland to the U.S., by the 1880s he’d built an empire in steel — and then gave it all away: $60 million to fund a system of 1,689 public libraries across the country."

— Susan Stamberg reports on Carnegie’s library legacy. Read more here.

Photo: Andrew Carnegie, circa 1913. (Library of Congress)

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“Andrew Carnegie” returns for the closing of the historic Carnegie Building, 1952 (via The Pittsburgh Press)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: March 1, 1952 
At midnight 100 men of the United States Steel Corporation sat around a horseshoe table in the Carnegie Building, then emptied of all tenants, and drank a toast to what had been “steel headquarters” for 57 years. At 8 a.m., demolition crews began the long and arduous task of disassembling this structure, beam by beam, to clear the site for a Kaufmann’s annex. [Historic Pittsburgh]

“Andrew Carnegie” returns for the closing of the historic Carnegie Building, 1952 (via The Pittsburgh Press)

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: March 1, 1952 

At midnight 100 men of the United States Steel Corporation sat around a horseshoe table in the Carnegie Building, then emptied of all tenants, and drank a toast to what had been “steel headquarters” for 57 years. At 8 a.m., demolition crews began the long and arduous task of disassembling this structure, beam by beam, to clear the site for a Kaufmann’s annex. [Historic Pittsburgh]

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 5, 1896
The first Carnegie International art exhibition was held at Carnegie Institute with 312 paintings on display; 19 Pittsburgh artists were represented. [Historic Pittsburgh] 
From their 2012 site: 

The first Carnegie International, in 1896, was modeled after the famous and popular art salons held in Europe, but with a broader scope. More importantly, the museum’s first director, John W. Beatty, conceived the Pittsburgh exhibitions as international events, in contrast to the usual practice in the United States where annuals of contemporary art tended to focus almost exclusively on American art.
Establishing a series of annual contemporary art exhibitions in Pittsburgh in 1896 was an extraordinary event in itself. New York City, the nation’s most vital art center, would have been a predictable choice — as would have Philadelphia or Chicago. Moreover, Pittsburgh had no history as an active center for artists or exhibitions. Yet the event quickly became one of the most important contemporary art shows in America.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 5, 1896

The first Carnegie International art exhibition was held at Carnegie Institute with 312 paintings on display; 19 Pittsburgh artists were represented. [Historic Pittsburgh

From their 2012 site: 

The first Carnegie International, in 1896, was modeled after the famous and popular art salons held in Europe, but with a broader scope. More importantly, the museum’s first director, John W. Beatty, conceived the Pittsburgh exhibitions as international events, in contrast to the usual practice in the United States where annuals of contemporary art tended to focus almost exclusively on American art.

Establishing a series of annual contemporary art exhibitions in Pittsburgh in 1896 was an extraordinary event in itself. New York City, the nation’s most vital art center, would have been a predictable choice — as would have Philadelphia or Chicago. Moreover, Pittsburgh had no history as an active center for artists or exhibitions. Yet the event quickly became one of the most important contemporary art shows in America.