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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located on Bayard Avenue in front of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children in Pittsburgh's Shadyside area. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America.
 
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. 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); Andrew Carnegie
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
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Station WQED (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fourth Ward Memorial (approx. half a mile 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,393 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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