HISTORIC EAST MAIN

HISTORIC EAST MAIN

Carnegie, PA

http://visitcarnegie.com

Carnegie, PA, named after Andrew Carnegie, is proud to have a great Western PA Main Street. Home of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall and the Honus Wagner Museum, we are perfectly located minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. What started as a hub for rural communities, Carnegie grew into a retail main way only to experience the pendulum of changing industry, the influx of big box malls and the wrath of Mother Nature. Major floods in 1950 and 2004 all but wiped Carnegie's Main Street off the map, but the community continued to rebuild. In recent years, the Carnegie Community Development Corporation has worked hard to attract independent, eclectic businesses back to Main Street by offering business and facade grants, organizing the Building & Business Owners of Carnegie and putting a beautification plan in place. The arts have become an integral part of the fabric of our community as well, with the Music Hall, live theater and several art galleries. This in turn, brings diversity to our region. Even though the grant program has ended, Carnegie still has work to do. New parking meter hubs, replacement of rusted street lamps, new waste and recycle receptacles are all necessary and are just a few of the improvements on our wish list. Rebuilding and re-branding are top priorities while staying true to our roots as a family friendly district that offers goods, services, dining and entertainment for our neighbors. In a world that is quickly embracing technology, online shopping and convenience of staying at home, we firmly believe that America's Main Streets will become more important than ever to offer a place that is unique, quirky, nostalgic and social. Carnegie is on the verge of turning the corner once again, please help get us there!