Located in the heart of DC at Mt. Vernon Square, the historic Carnegie Library is rooted in deep history. Dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt and Andrew Carnegie, the library opened its doors in 1903 as the first desegregated public building in DC. Over the years, the library has served as an integral part of the two-hundred-year history of Mt. Vernon Square, creating unforgettable experiences for District residents and visitors alike.
In 2016, Apple began the most extensive historic restoration project to-date, reconstituting and revitalizing the Beaux-Arts style building according to its original design standards, by carefully preserving historic facades, maintaining original footprint of interior, and restoring early 20th-century detailing. Inspired by the rich history and architecture of the iconic building, the new space will be a center for the community to learn, discover and create, preserving Carnegie’s vision of a public and free space for all.
The Carnegie Library reopened its doors on Saturday, May 11, 2019 - making it the newest Apple flagship location of 13 across the world, featuring creative sessions on music, design, coding, photography, video, and art. The Library will also be home to the DC History Center, which hosts the Kiplinger Research Library, three galleries and a museum store, all owned and operated by the 125-year-old Historical Society of Washington, DC.
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