Andrew Carnegie

  • Scottish

19th-Century Industrialist and Philanthropist

A Man Who Knew How to Enlist in His Service Better Men Than Himself. - Carnegie wrote his own epitaph

Andrew Carnegie made millions of dollars from the railroad and steel industries but gave away almost 90% of his fortune. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Founder Carnegie Corporation
Founder Carnegie Steel Company
Owner Keystone Bridge Company 1865 1901


Works about Andrew Carnegie
Themes with Andrew Carnegie


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Significant name Andrew Carnegie Free Library Carnegie
Significant name Carnegie Free Library Of Braddock Braddock
Home Andrew Carnegie Mansion New York City
Significant name Carnegie Library of Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Significant name Kenton Public Library Kenton
Significant name Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington, DC
Significant name Administration Building, Carnegie Institute of Washington Washington, DC
Significant name Carnegie Library Tallahassee
Significant name Yankton Carnegie Library Yankton
Significant name Homestead Pennsylvania
1881/11/25 Andrew Carnegie offers Pittsburgh $250,000 for a free library, if the City would provide the land and $15,000 annually for maintenance, they could not accept the offer because the city was not allowed to use funds for a public library Benefactor Carnegie Institute and Library Pittsburgh
1890/05/13 Mrs Carnegie lays the cornerstone of Andrew Carnegie's Music Hall with a trowel that is later inscribed and plated in silver by Tiffany and Co. Owner Carnegie Hall New York City
1901/00/00 Andrew Carnegie donates $5.2 million ($159,806,400 in 2019) to build 65 branch libraries in New York City, with the requirement that the City provide the land and maintain the buildings. Benefactor New York City New York
1901/02/13 Andrew Carnegie offers the city of Green Bay $20,000 for a library building if the city will furnish a suitable site and agree to support the library at a cost not less than $2,500 annually. This will be the first Carnegie Grant made to Wisconsin. Benefactor US District Courthouse, Eastern District of Wisconsin Green Bay, WI
1903/00/00 Andrew Carnegie establishes the Carnegie Sticht (Carnegie Foundation) in The Hague, Netherlands to manage his donation of US$1.5 million, which will be used for the construction, management and upkeep of the Peace Palace. Benefactor Peace Palace, Den Haag The Hague
1904/08/27 Gloversville Library building is built with 50,000 dollars from Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie's grant was largely due to his personal friendship with Dr Peck. The cornerstone was laid on 27 August 1904. Benefactor Gloversville Free Library Gloversville
1906/00/00 Dr MacKenzie secures $30,000 from Andrew Carnegie as long as the college would become independent and nonsectarian. Elmira changed its charter and built Carnegie Hall in 1911. Benefactor Elmira College Old Campus Elmira
1906/12/05 Andrew Carnegie and Princeton University officials dedicate Lake Carnegie reservoir. Benefactor Lake Carnegie Historic District Princeton
1913/08/28 In the presence of the Dutch royal family, sponsor Andrew Carnegie and an international group of jurists, politicians and pacifists, the key of the Peace Palace is presented to the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Benefactor Peace Palace, Den Haag The Hague Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907
1915/00/00 Andrew Carnegie gives Frank Stout a steel bridge. It connects the main island to the east island. Benefactor Stout's Island Lodge Cedar Lake
1919/08/11 Andrew Carnegie dies of bronchial pneumonia at his Shadow Brook estate in Lenox, Massachusetts. Died Shadow Brook Farm Historic District Stockbridge
1919/08/14 After an intimate funeral ceremony at Shadow Brook Farm, Andrew Carnegie is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. In Memoriam Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Mount Pleasant, NY
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