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Duquesne University

 
 
Duquesne University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Glomar, September 5, 2010
1. Duquesne University Marker
Inscription. Founded by Holy Ghost Fathers from Germany in 1878. Incorporated 1882 as the Pittsburgh Catholic College. Named Duquesne University in 1911, this Catholic institution has served students of many faiths in liberal arts and professional studies.
 
Erected 1978 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.13′ N, 79° 59.571′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of McAnulty Dr. and Bluff St., on the left when traveling north on McAnulty Dr.. Click for map. On Duquesne University's campus, on the south side of Old Main. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steamboat "New Orleans" (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Office Building (approx. mile away); Family Court Facility (approx. mile away); Allegheny County (approx. 0.3 miles away); United Steelworkers of America (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founding of the Ironworkers Union (approx. 0.3 miles away); Anthony Sadowski (approx. 0.3 miles away); Protest Against Removing War Munitions (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
Duquesne University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 7, 2011
2. Duquesne University Marker
Next to "Old Main" Administration Building

1. Duquesne University website. (Submitted on September 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Duquesne University - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. Spiritan Uptown
 
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Pittsburgh Catholic College Luminaries image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1888
3. Pittsburgh Catholic College Luminaries
In Duquesne University's early years, Holy Ghost priests comprised the teaching faculty. Courtesy of Duquesne University Archives
Reverend Joseph Strub, founder of the Pittsburgh Catholic College image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1878
4. Reverend Joseph Strub, founder of the Pittsburgh Catholic College
Expelled from Germany in 1872 during Otto von Bismarck's Kulturkampf, Father Joseph Strub (1833-1890) moved first to Ohio and then to Pittsburgh. There, in 1878, he and fellow Spiritans opened the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost (today's Duquesne University), the first Catholic college in Pittsburgh. Courtesy of Duquesne University Archives.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glomar of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Glomar of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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