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Jane Holmes

(1805-1885)

 
 
Jane Holmes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 26, 2011
1. Jane Holmes Marker
Inscription.  A distinguished philanthropist and humanitarian, she created and funded numerous social service agencies, including the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, here. Her pioneering efforts in charitable giving have served those in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, or gender.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 26.9′ N, 79° 57.171′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Bayard Street and North Bellefield Street, on the right when traveling west on Bayard Street. Located on Bayard Avenue in front of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children in Pittsburgh's Shadyside area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University of Pittsburgh (approx. 0.3 miles away); V.F.W. (approx.
Jane Holmes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 26, 2011
2. Jane Holmes Marker
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children in background
0.3 miles away); Stephen C. Foster Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Victor Herbert (approx. 0.3 miles away); Diplodocus carnegii (approx. 0.3 miles away); Standard Chemical Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maria Sklodowska Curie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew Carnegie (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. Official Website (Submitted on August 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. A Legacy of Giving. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article about Jane Holmes. Date Sunday, April 17, 2005 (Submitted on August 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Jane Holmes at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,798 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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