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National Negro Opera Company

 
 
National Negro Opera Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 11, 2011
1. National Negro Opera Company Marker
Inscription. Here at the Cardwell School of Music, this first national Black opera company was founded in 1941 by Mary Cardwell Dawson. Noted for its musical genius, it performed for 21 years in Pittsburgh, Washington, New York, and other cities.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.825′ N, 79° 53.745′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Apple Street 0.1 miles west of Stranahan Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, at the site of former Cardwell Music School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7101 Apple Street, Pittsburgh PA 15208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William "Billy" Strayhorn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Linwood Apartments (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mary Lou Williams (approx. 0.9 miles away); Forbes Road, 1758 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frank Conrad (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Billy Eckstine (approx. 1.5 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Regarding National Negro Opera Company.
National Negro Opera Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 11, 2011
2. National Negro Opera Company Marker
The former Cardwell Music School is in background
The former school is run down and falling apart, restorations are being attempted, see link below.
 
Also see . . .  National Negro Opera Company. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
Mary Cardwell Dawson image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1944
3. Mary Cardwell Dawson
Founder of the National Negro Opera Company. Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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