325 East Main Street, Suite 200
Carnegie, PA 15106
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Carnegie, PA is named after Andrew Carnegie, who donated one of his libraries for the gesture. And, Carnegie is the birthplace of several notable celebrities such as Pittsburgh Pirates’ and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Honus Wagner (who, according to local legend, was discovered throwing rocks across Chartiers Creek not too far from his home) and National Football League Hall of Famer Mike Ditka, former Dallas Cowboy and Head Coach of the Super Bowl XX Champion Chicago Bears was born here too.
Many neighborhoods were at one time or another mined for coal. The main employers were steel mills such as Superior Steel & Union Electric Steel. Carnegie had a rail yard that had connections to several railroads early in the 20th century, including the Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal railroad, and later the Pennsylvania Railroad. In the 1970s, Carnegie suffered economically with the closure of the great steel mills such as J & L in and around Pittsburgh. And, twice within 100 years, this small borough of 8,000 has fought back the floodwaters of Chartiers Creek that drowned its downtown area. However, mother nature and downward economic spirals and shifts have never kept this tough town down for long. Carnegie’s major renewal effort has been well underway for the past few years as it continues to overcome the destruction that Hurricane Ivan created in September, 2004. While some long established businesses were crushed and closed due to Ivan, Carnegie has rebounded once again.
Thanks to the work of the Army Corp. of Engineers, Carnegie’s lovely tree-lined East Main Street has reemerged in all its glory. The area’s most valued and historic asset, the Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, has made great strides in restoring its famously beautiful library and acoustically perfect performance and education space. From its spiritually soaring Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox churches to its welcoming tree lined main street, Carnegie’s got a lot to offer such as haircuts from an old fashioned barber shop, great jazz concerts in the streets, art galleries, antique shops and savory food from fine Italian dining to a fun neighborhood Irish Pub!
BrandMill is proud to build its business among a hardworking, enthusiastic people who have built the strong brand of Carnegie, PA. Stop by and visit us soon.