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Cornerstone

Carnegie Hall's cornerstone ceremony took place one hundred and twenty four years ago today. Take a look at the photo taken on May 13, 1890 compared to today.


Cornerstone
Carnegie Hall Archives

Cornerstone

This photo from Carnegie Hall Archives shows the cornerstone ceremony that took place on May 13, 1890. If you rollover the image on the left, you can see that Louise Whitfield Carnegie is holding the mallet in front of the cornerstone, while Andrew Carnegie can be seen behind the rope extending from the large block and tackle, behind the cornerstone.





You can see below the cornerstone as it stands today.


Cornerstone Streetview 01

Cornerstone closeup 640

Cornerstone Streetview 02