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David L. Lawrence

1889-1966

 
 
David L. Lawrence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2011
1. David L. Lawrence Marker
Inscription. David L. Lawrence, Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1946 to 1959 and Governor of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963, was born in the Old Point District, now Point State Park, on June 18, 1889. As Mayor and Governor, he provided the public leadership which developed this historic park and made possible the Pittsburgh renaissance.

This plaque has been erected by the Point Park Committee of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, in grateful memory of Governor Lawrence's outstanding service to his native city and state
 
Erected by Point Park Committee of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
 
Location. 40° 26.517′ N, 80° 0.595′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Touch for map. Located in Point State Park, after crossing bridge under Interstate 376 from downtown, turn right and follow the path, (do not take the path up to the Fort Duquesne Bridge) the marker is located on a stone along the path. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forks of the Ohio (a few steps from this marker); The Site of Fort Pitt

David L. Lawrence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2011
2. David L. Lawrence Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Venango Path (about 300 feet away); Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse (about 300 feet away); Fort Duquesne (about 300 feet away); Edith Darlington Ammon (about 300 feet away); Forbes Road (about 300 feet away); Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. David L. Lawrence at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carngie Library article on David L. Lawrence. (Submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Mayor David L. Lawrence image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1940s
3. Mayor David L. Lawrence
From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Mayor Lawrence Surrounded by Children image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, May 13, 1953
4. Pittsburgh Mayor Lawrence Surrounded by Children
Mayor Lawrence is surrounded by children at the dedication of Pittsburgh's Gillespie Parklet. Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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