This sculpture depicts Andrew Carnegie reading to two children and is located near the front of the Carnegie History Center. In 1902, Carnegie awarded the city of Bryan a $10,000 grant to construct a library. The building is designed in Greek Revival style, in a Greek Cross plan by the local architect, Professor Fred R. Geisecke of Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College (TAMC).
FYI – Between 1886 and 1919, New York industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated more than $40 million to construct 1,689 Carnegie Libraries. Of these, about 30 were built in Texas and only 13 of those remain standing today with less than half serving their original purpose as a public library.
Sculptor: Lynn Haste
Installation Date: 5 May 2007