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Johnson Studio

Established 1923

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
1. Johnson Studio Marker
Inscription.  Johnson Studio was one of the first African-American owned and operated businesses to locate on Centre Avenue. The Studio was first opened at 1862 Centre Avenue in 1923 under the founder's name, Luther H. Johnson, Photographer. The name was changed to Johnson Studio when the business was moved to 2105 Centre Avenue in 1945. At the time of its closing in 1978, Johnson Studio was the oldest African-American owned and operated business on Centre Avenue.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 26.673′ N, 79° 58.719′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Centre Avenue and Addison Street. Mounted to left column at entrance to private parking lot in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louis Mason, Jr (here, next to this marker); Freedom House Ambulance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crawford Grill (about 400 feet
Johnson Studio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
2. Johnson Studio Marker
away); First Muslim Mosque of Pittsburgh (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joshua (Josh) Gibson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Art Blakey (approx. 0.3 miles away); August Wilson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Local 471 American Federation of Musicians (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Johnson Studio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
3. Johnson Studio Marker
Marker is mounted on left column, Louis Mason, Jr. marker is mounted to right column.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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