Save our beloved 120 year-old Hazelwood Library before it's too late!
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I am the founding President of the Hazelwood Historical Society of Pittsburgh as of January 1, 2018. Our mission is to preserve and safeguard the the rich legacy of Hazelwood, Glenwood, and Glen Hazel for future generation's benefit. A force to be reckoned with who will protect and support all causes of neighborhood conservation.
We are now approaching 400 members in one month's time. I asked them all questions before they were permitted to join. One question was, "What is your favorite historic person, place, or thing about Hazelwood?" Many of them responded, "the old library."
A beloved and treasured landmark that remained a pillar of the community for more than 100 years.
This was the site of a 1969 talent show where my Mom won 1st Place singing on stage in the lower-level Music Hall...
From childhood through adolescence this memorable place has kept me and so many kids involved, enriched, and out of trouble...
I have found no better site for the Society's headquarters than the historic 1899 Alden & Harlow Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Hazelwood Branch building, owned by the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
A building quickly falling into disrepair...
This is one complaint from a local resident:
"In front of the former Carnegie Public Library, a sad amount of trash continually collects and no one ever picks it up. The trash includes food items and used diapers, attracting rodents and vermin, which can often be seen. Families with small children live immediately across the street. As an abandoned public building, the property is creating a health hazard, an eyesore, and a dispiriting blight in a community trying it's best to rebound from depression. Please help our neighborhood."
Please support our efforts and join our mission to restore and revitalize the old Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood Branch, returning it to its glory days. The new home of the Hazelwood Historical Society of Pittsburgh.
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