Carnegie Library. Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919, Scottish-American millionaire, became a telegraph boy in Pittsburgh at 14 and subsequently, by investment in sleeping cars, oil and the US iron and steel industry, amassed a vast fortune. From 1901 he owned a castle in Sutherland and devoted his wealth to peace studies, education, and endowments to universities and libraries. Kendal's library building was funded by Carnegie, designed by a Kendal architect, T.F. Pennington, and opened in March 1909.

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