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Dorothy Mae Richardson

1922-1991

 
 
Dorothy Mae Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 29, 2019
1. Dorothy Mae Richardson Marker
Inscription.  Community activist who founded Neighborhood Housing Services in 1968 A model of resident-led community development, it inspired a national movement and led to the creation of NeighborWorks America. Richardson was a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh’s North Side.
 
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 40° 27.469′ N, 80° 0.582′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. It is in . Marker is at the intersection of Jacksonia Street and Arch Street, on the right when traveling west on Jacksonia Street. Located in Pittsburgh's North Side Neighborhood. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lois Weber (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown Chapel AME Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allegheny High School
Dorothy Mae Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 29, 2019
2. Dorothy Mae Richardson Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Western Penitentiary (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Maine Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peter C. Reiners Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Founding Convention of the CIO (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allegheny County Soldier's Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  45 years after founding, Pennsylvania group helps future homebuyers achieve ‘financial freedom'. (Submitted on October 29, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Jan. 30, 2023