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Mary Lou Williams

(1910-1981)

 
 
Mary Lou Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Mary Lou Williams Marker
Inscription. Famed jazz composer and pianist. A child prodigy, she grew up in this city; went to Lincoln School here, 1919-1923. Played for Andy Kirk in 1930s; then arranged music for Duke Ellington and others. Major works include "Zodiac Suite" and "Mary Lou's Mass."
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.589′ N, 79° 54.71′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Frankstown Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of Lincoln Elementary School in the Larimer Section of Pittsburgh. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forbes Road, 1758 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Linwood Apartments (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. half a mile away); William "Billy" Strayhorn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Portal of Industry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Suburban Catalyst (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Lou Williams at FindAGrave.com
Mary Lou Williams Marker and Lincoln Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Mary Lou Williams Marker and Lincoln Elementary School
. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mary Lou Williams - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Mary Lou Williams image. Click for full size.
By William P. Gottlieb, 1946
3. Mary Lou Williams
New York, NY
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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