The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
Andrew Carnegie


Born-Died: 1835 - 1919

Location: Allegheny County, PA

Site/Company: Carnegie Steel Co.

Historical Significance:

Andrew Carnegie was among America’s wealthiest and most influential industrialists and philanthropists.  At the age of 30, he owned interest in iron works, railroads, steamers, and oil wells.  In 1872, Carnegie built his first steel mill, Edgar Thomson Works, a site that still operates today.  After purchasing other steel mills, he formed Carnegie Steel Company in 1892.  In 1901, that company merged into United States Steel Corporation, the largest enterprise ever launched in America and the world’s first billion dollar company.  The sale made Carnegie one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Photograph - c1905, Library of Congress

Iron and Steel Hall of Fame Induction - 2018  

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