Carnegie Hall

7th Ave., 56th to 57th Sts., New York, New York

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Description 

Andrew Carnegie, who arrived in the United States from Scotland at age 13, became a steel industrialist and philanthropist, and one of the nation's richest men. His empire included coal mines, steel mills and steamship and rail lines. He had this 64-room brick mansion, which he intended to be "the most modest, plainest and roomiest house in New York," built after his retirement in 1901. From the house he devoted the rest of his life to philanthropy, in particular the establishment of public libraries across the nation. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 13, 1966

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000535
Architectural style
Victorian: Renaissance
Area of significance
Performing Arts
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Music facility
Current function
Music facility
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1891

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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