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The History of Carnegie Hill, NY

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The car accident attorneys in Carnegie Hill, NY, at Banville Law present this article on the area's history.

Carnegie Hill History

Carnegie Hill is located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. To its south is 86th Street, and to its north is 98th Street.

Andrew Carnegie

In 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland, Andrew Carnegie was born to William and Margaret Carnegie. He emigrated to the states in 1848 with his parents. Carnegie started his working career as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory but eventually had many investments, including the following:

  • railroads
  • railroads sleeping cars
  • bridges
  • oil derricks

Carnegie waited in after his mother had passed away to get married in 1886 at 51 to Louise Whitfield. In 1892, he would become the Pittsburgh Carnegie Steel Company founder, which he later sold to J. P. Morgan. After this sale, he was one of the richest men in America, even passing up John D. Rockefeller. Carnegie extensive philanthropy endeavors including the following:

  • local libraries
  • world peace
  • education
  • scientific research

After the Spanish-American War, Carnegie joined the American Anti-Imperialist League and began his interest as an activist and philanthropist. His fortune allowed him to build the Carnegie Hall and the Peace Palace. He founded many corporations and institutions, such as the following:

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
  • Carnegie Hero Fund
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Carnegie devoted his last years to spreading his desire for education and social advancement. He even became a well-rounded writer; some of his work included the following:

  • Triumphant Democracy -1886
  • Gospel of Wealth  - 1889
  • Handbook of Simplified Spelling - 1920 (created at his request by his venture, Simplified Spelling Board)

Carnegie Hill

Carnegie Hill was named after the Carnegie mansion, built in 1901 at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 91st Street. Andrew Carnegie would live in the house until he died in 1919, and his wife remained until she died in 1946. In 1966, the house was designated as a National Historic Landmark. Today the mansion is home to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The Guggenheim Museum, National Academy of Design, and The Jewish Museum are all located nearby.

Some other notable people that lived in the area include the following:

  • Marjorie Merriweather Post
  • Margaret Rockefeller Strong
  • John Hay Whitney

Learn more about nearby regions such as The History of Manhattan Valley, NY.

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: April 15, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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