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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 
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1 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh — Baker Hall — Historic Landmark
Baker Hall 1914, 1919 (formerly Central Building, Administration Hall) Palmer & Hornbostel, architectsMap (db m237412) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh — College of Fine Arts — Historic Landmark
College of Fine Arts 1912, 1916 (formerly School of Applied Design) Henry Hornbostel, architectMap (db m238726) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh — Hamburg Hall — Historic Landmark
Hamburg Hall 1915 (formerly U.S. Bureau of Mines) Henry Hornbostel, architectMap (db m236234) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh — Hamerschlag Hall — Historic Landmark
Hamerschlag Hall 1906, 1914 (formerly Machinery Hall) Palmer & Hornbostel, architectsMap (db m238750) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh — Judith A. Resnik
This Tau Beta Pi Bent is dedicated to the memory of Judith A. Resnik Carnegie Mellon Alumna E'70 and Tau Beta Pi member An astronaut on the tragic flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. She was an . . . Map (db m235994) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh — Porter Hall — Historic Landmark
Porter Hall 1905, 1915 (formerly School of Applied Industries) Palmer & Hornbostel, architectsMap (db m236841) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh — Scotty Dog Statue
Scotty, 2021 Made possible through the generosity of Kathy Sabec Dax (CFA 1975) and F. Robert Dax (ENG 1972, 1977) - - - Sculptor Raymond Kaskey (CFA 1967)Map (db m236044) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh — Walking To The Sky — 2006
Artist Jonathan Borofsky (A 1964) Donated by Jill (A 1974) & Peter KrausMap (db m236018) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh — Yi-Sheng Mao — (1896 - 1989)
Mao Yi-Sheng (Thomas Mao), born in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China, received his Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Tangshan Engineering Institute (1916), his Master's from Cornell (1917) and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Institute of . . . Map (db m236030) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — Allegheny County Soldier's Monument — (Civil War)
Erected to the memory of the 4,000 brave men of Allegheny County. Who fell in the great struggle to maintain the integrity of our union. The eye of God rests upon their graves even when unmarked by man. And their sleeping dust shall arise in the . . . Map (db m58142) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — Allegheny High School — Historic Landmark —
Allegheny High School 1904 Frederick John Osterling, ArchitectMap (db m58602) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — Allegheny Post Office — Historic Landmark
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Originally Allegheny Post Office William M. Aiken, Architect 1894-97Map (db m58600) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science — Historic Landmark —
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Originally Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science Ingham and Boyd, architects, 1939Map (db m58601) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — Charles Taze Russell — (1852-1916)
Pastor Russell formed a Bible study group in Allegheny City in the 1870's; developed it into the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. It became the legal corporation for Jehovah's Witnesses. He lived in the Bible House nearby, 1894-1909; spoke here . . . Map (db m40173) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — First Free Public Library Building in the United States
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16 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — Founding Convention of the CIO
Near here on November 14, 1938, the first convention of the Congress of Industrial Organizations was held. 34 international unions were represented. Pittsburgh's Philip Murray was president from 1940-1952.Map (db m40175) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — James Hay Reed
Born Sept. 10, 1853, in a house standing in this square. Distinguished as a lawyer. Counselor to a majority of the leaders of business who built the corporations which made Pittsburgh leader in American industry.Map (db m40176) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — Old Allegheny Market House
One block east of this site opposite Carnegie Library and facing Ober Park stood the Old Allegheny Market House built in 1863, the most famous market hall in the metropolitan area. It was a great square shell of brick filling an entire city block . . . Map (db m40178) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church — Historic Landmark —
Saint Peter R.C. Church 1872-74 Andrew Peebles, ArchitectMap (db m58599) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — Site of the Western Penitentiary
Erected 1826. Razed 1880. Where August 5, 1863 to March 18, 1864, were incarcerated 118 officers of General John H. Morgan's cavalry, C.S.A. the only Confederate prisoners of war held in Pittsburgh who had surrendered near Lisbon, Ohio, July 26, . . . Map (db m130272) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — The First Visit of Abraham Lincoln
This tablet commemorates the first visit of Abraham Lincoln who arrived at this point on February 14, 1861 remaining in Pittsburgh a few hours enroute to Washington for his inauguration.Map (db m40305) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — The Pittsburgh Platform
This defining document of American Reform Judaism was signed by eighteen rabbis at the Concordia Club near here, November, 1885. The 8-point statement encouraged ecumenical dialogue, emphasized the progressive nature of Reform Judaism, and . . . Map (db m41047) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Center — USS Maine Memorial
Commemorating the destruction of the Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor Cuba February 15, 1898 and to the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of Allegheny County who participated in the Spanish American War of 1898-1899 which followed this disaster. . . . Map (db m41048) HM WM
24 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny-West — 841 Lincoln Avenue — Historic Landmark
841 Lincoln Avenue (c.1865) Restored by Junior League of Pittsburgh An Historic Property of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks FoundationMap (db m65162) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny-West — Birthplace of Gertrude Stein
In this house on February 3, 1874, Gertrude Stein was born to Daniel and Amelia Stein. Author, poet, feminist, playwright, and catalyst in the development of modern art and literature. "In the United States there is no space where nobody is . . . Map (db m78335) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny-West — Byers-Lyon House — Historic Landmark —
Byers-Lyon House 1898 Alden & Harlow, ArchitectsMap (db m65207) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny-West — Calvary United Methodist Church — Historic Landmark —
Calvary United Methodist Church Built 1892-95 Vrydaugh & Shepherd and T.B. Wolfe, ArchitectsMap (db m65165) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny-West — Jones Hall — Historic Landmark —
Jones Hall 1908-1910 Rutan and Russell, ArchitectsMap (db m65171) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny-West — Mary Cassatt — (1844-1926)
Born near here, Cassatt studied art in Europe. She lived in Paris, befriended by the Impressionist painter Degas. She was an innovative painter, printmaker, and etcher and is noted for her works depicting women and children.Map (db m40177) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny-West — Nevin Row — 850 - 858 North Lincoln Avenue
Erected circa 1870 by T.H. Nevin: prominent industrialist, entrepeneur, founder of the First National Bank of Allegheny (1863) and influential in the development of the American chemical and petroleum industries. 856-858 North Lincoln Avenue . . . Map (db m65164) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny-West — West Hall — Historic Landmark —
West Hall 1911-1912 Thomas Hannah, ArchitectMap (db m65170) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny-West — William Penn Snyder House — Historic Landmark —
William Penn Snyder House George Orth, Architect 1911Map (db m65169) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Bedford Dwellings — Daisy E. Lampkin
Outstanding as an NAACP organizer, Mrs. Lampkin was its National Field Secretary, 1935-47. President, Lucy Stone Civic League, 1915-65. A charter member, National Council of Negro Women, and Vice President, The Pittsburgh Courier. She lived here . . . Map (db m52128) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Bedford Dwellings — Greenlee Field
Located here from 1932 to 1938, this was the first African American owned stadium in the Negro Leagues. Home of Gus Greenlee's Pittsburgh Crawfords baseball team, 1935 Negro League champs. Players included Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, . . . Map (db m52129) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Beechview — Seldom Seen Arch — Historic Landmark
Seldom Seen Arch 1902 Boller & Hodge, engineersMap (db m133062) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Beechview — This is the Steepest Street in the Continental United States — Canton Avenue
Pittsburgh is famous for its steel producing heritage; it's infamous for its hills. Beechview is not for the faint of heart, but that's part of its charm. You don't just stroll through this neighborhood. You have to conquer it. Canton . . . Map (db m163536) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Bloomfield — First United Methodist Church — Historic Landmark —
First United Methodist Church Weary and Kramer, H. Wagoner, Architects 1893-95, 1952Map (db m65135) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Bloomfield — St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church — Bloomfield — Historic Landmark —
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Bloomfield Built 1886-87Map (db m65144) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Bloomfield — Western Pennsylvania Hospital — Historic Landmark —
Western Pennsylvania Hospital 1848-1973 Map (db m65147) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Bloomfield — World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the 8th Ward men and women who served in World War II Erected from funds publicly subscribed With humility, gratitude, and remembrance, we honor forever . . . Map (db m156199) HM WM
41 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Brighton Heights — In Memory of John (Jack) Brennan — Retired Fire Captain
Brighton Heights wishes to thank Jack Brennan For His Dedication To Community, Family and Friends. He Was Instrumental In Helping Put Brighton Heights On The Map. He Had A Special Way Of Caring For Those Who Needed Help. His Caring Helped Bridge . . . Map (db m137908)
42 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Brighton Heights — Twenty-Four Residents
Twenty-four residents of Allegheny County lost their lives by the sinking of Graham's Ferry near the site of this bridge on May 12, 1909. August Wolf • James Cotter Jr • Albert E Graham • Frank Neeld • Emil Yehle • Nicholas A Brucker • Clarence . . . Map (db m138820) HM
43 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Carrick — John M. Phillips — (1861-1953)
Creator of the state game land system. Known as the Pennsylvania System, it was a model throughout the nation. Phillips helped establish the Pennsylvania Game Commission. A conservationist, industrialist, and engineer, he was among the first to . . . Map (db m41297) HM
44 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — Dr. Nathaniel Bedford
Dr. Nathaniel Bedford Died March 21, 1818 Aged 63 Surgeon at Fort Pitt Trustee under Penn Grant to Trinity Church, 1787 Incorporator of Pittsburgh Academy now University of Pittsburgh, 1806 Burgess of Pittsburgh, 1806 . . . Map (db m236153) HM
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45 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — Founding Convention of the AFL
On November 15, 1881, in nearby Turner Hall, a convention was held to form the organization which became the American Federation of Labor. Soon it was the nation's largest labor federation. It became part of the merged AFL-CIO in 1955.Map (db m40940) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — Gulf Building — Historic Landmark —
Gulf Building 1930-1932 Trowbridge & Livingston, Archs.Map (db m83953) HM
47 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — In Commemoration
In commemoration of the grant of this land for the Presbyterian Church and for Trinity Church by the heirs of William Penn in 1787, and in honor of the officers of the Colonial and Revolutionary Armies who after assisting in the achievement of . . . Map (db m156265) HM WM
48 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — Jane Grey Swisshelm Childhood Home
To The Memory of Jane Grey Swisshelm 1815-1884 Pittsburgh's first newspaper woman secured passage of state law April 11, 1848 enabling married women to hold and sell property A woman of great moral courage and love for humanity, A . . . Map (db m83952) HM
49 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — Kaufmann's Department Store and Clock — Historic Landmark —
Kaufmann's Dept. Store and Clock Built 1898 Charles Bickel Architect Addition 1913 Janssen & Abbot Architects Map (db m66448) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — McClurg Iron Foundry
Established in 1804, it was the first air foundry in Pittsburgh. During the War of 1812, it supplied cannons and ammunition, primarily destined for the fleet on Lake Erie. In 1835, the first locomotive steam engine made west of the Alleghenies was . . . Map (db m94741) HM
51 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — Mellon Square
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52 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — Oliver Avenue
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53 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — The Duquesne Club — Historic Landmark —
The Duquesne Club Longfellow, Alden & Harlow; Janssen & Cocken, Architects Built 1889; 1902; 1930-1931Map (db m74766) HM
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54 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — The Granite Building — Historic Landmark —
Granite Building Originally German National Bank Charles Bickel & J.P. Brennan, architects 1889-90Map (db m74767) HM
55 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — Trinity Church Burying Ground — Pittsburgh's Oldest Unreconstructed Landmark
This whole city block at one time held as many as 4,000 graves. An ancient Indian tumulus (burying ground) originally occupied part of the site and, subsequently, the French of Fort Duquesne (1754) and the British from Fort Pitt (1758), along with . . . Map (db m74735) HM
56 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — 1st Lieut. Edward A. Fisher — Co. C. 58th Inf. U.S.A. — In Memory of —
Born Nov. 2, 1888 Died Nov. 2, 1918 of wounds received while removing a wounded comrade from the field at Chateau Thierry, France.Map (db m225172) WM
57 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Allegheny Arsenal Explosion
Inscription from original monument Erected by voluntary subscription to the memory of those who were killed by the explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal, September 17, 1862. Tread softly, this is consecrated dust. Forty five . . . Map (db m182079) HM
58 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Allegheny Cemetery — Historic Landmark —
Allegheny Cemetery Incorporated 1844Map (db m66198) HM
59 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — 362 — Allegheny Cemetery
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m225201) HM
60 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Allegheny Soldiers' Lot
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War (1861-1865). As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. This propelled the . . . Map (db m99059) HM WM
61 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Augustus P Davis — May 10 1835 • May 21 1899
Maj Co F 11 Maine Inf Civil War Founder Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil WarMap (db m182026) HM WM
62 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Calbraith Perry Rodgers — 1879 - 1912 — I Endure • I Conquer —
Son of Calbraith Perry Rodgers and Maria Holmes Chambers Rodgers Becoming interested in aviation he made his first flight June 6 1911. He entered the Open Aviation Meet at Chicago in August of the same year and won the duration prize. . . . Map (db m225096) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Charles Parkin — 1838 - 1904
Born Jan. 26, 1838, in Sheffield, England, son of Henry and Ann Skelton Parkin. At the request of a large steel company, he came to Pittsburgh in 1860 to erect a hammer shop of his design. In 1865 he formed the partnership of Miller, Metcalf and . . . Map (db m225174) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Civil War Memorial
Erected to the memory of the gallant men who gave their lives in defense of their country's honor ————————— Rest, Soldier, for thy country slain; Sleep! Patriot true and brave; for honor decks thy burial place, and fame . . . Map (db m225210) WM
65 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Daniel William Cooper — September 2 1830 · December 11 1920 — An Apostle of Jesus Christ —
A.B. Miami University Oxford Ohio 1857 Western Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church 1859 Ordained 1859 D.D. Miami University 1914 A founder of the Sigma Chi Fraternity at Miami University Oxford Ohio June the . . . Map (db m225110) HM
66 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Gen. James Scott Negley
[Mexican War Battles] Vera Cruz • Las Vegas • Cerro Gordo • La Hoya, La Perote • Humantle • Pueblo [Civil War Battles] Lookout M't • Nashville • Chattanooga • Stone RiverMap (db m225141) WM
67 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — James Sharp
In memory of the family of James Sharp for whom the Borough of Sharpsburg Allegheny County, Penna. was namedMap (db m182028) HM
68 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Northern Red Oak — Quercus rubra — Height: 60-80' • Origin: Eastern US —
Valuable tree for its lumber. Tannins from bark used for tanning leather. Acorns important for wildlife. Fast-growing oak, prefers sandy, loam soils that are well-drained. Withstands the polluted air of cities.Map (db m225166) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Penn Avenue Entrance, Allegheny Cemetery — Dull & Macomb, architects — 1887 —
[Title is text]Map (db m225200) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Rev. A. [Andrew] P. Gibbs — In memory of
Pastor of St. Mary's Congregation from it's organization in 1853 to the date of his death July 1885, aged 69 years. ———————•————— May he rest in peace.Map (db m224946) HM
71 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Rev. Charles B. Maguire
Born in Ireland A.D. 1768; Came to Pittsburgh as Pastor of Old. St. Patrick's April 1820; Founded St. Paul's Church in 1829; Died July 17, 1833. —————————————— "Let the priests who rule well be esteemed worthy of double honor; . . . Map (db m224940) HM
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72 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Rev. D. [Daniel] J. O'Shea — 1869 - 1948
Ordained 1895 Founder - Pastor Holy Innocents Church 1900 - 1948Map (db m224936) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Rev. Daniel J. Maladey
Born Apr. 18, 1858 Ordained June 11, 1881 Died Feb. 27, 1937. Founder of Holy Rosary ParishMap (db m224949) HM
74 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Rev. Francis P. Ward — In loving memory of
Organizer and Rector of St. Francis Xavier's Church N. S. Pittsburgh Pa. Died Jan. 26, 1911.Map (db m224947) HM
75 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Rev. Israel J. McGovern
Born October 25, 1870 Ordained June 26, 1897 Died November 16, 1934 Erected in loving remembrance of their first pastor by the members of The Church of the Assumption, Bellevue, Pa.Map (db m224937) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Rev. James A. Cosgrave — 1847 - 1900
Erected by the Members A. O. H. [Ancient Order of Hiberians] Of Allegheny Co. in memory of their First ChaplainMap (db m224944) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Rev. James J. O'Connor
Born County Kerry, Ireland March 18, 1879 Ordained June 14, 1903 Died April 5, 1944 In memory of our pastor Founder of the Nativity of Our Lord Church North Side, Pittsburgh, Pa.Map (db m224933) HM
78 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Rev. Thomas F. Briley
First Pastor of St. Kierans Church Died Feb. 12, 1898. ——————————— May he rest in peaceMap (db m224941) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — The Honorable Thomas Marshall Howe — Adjutant General of Pennsylvania 1861-65 — This Memorial is Dedicated to the memory of —
U.S. Congressman 1851-55 Born 1808 • Died 1877 Mr. Howe took an active part in creating the Allegheny Cemetery and was an orignal and contributing Corporator from the date of its charter April 24, 1844 and President of the Board of Managers . . . Map (db m225137) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Very Rev. Daniel O'Connell V.F. — Pray for
Founder and Pastor of St. Anselm Parish, Swissvale 1903 - 1940 Born Macroom, Ireland Jan. 12. 1868 Ordained All Hallows June 25, 1893 Died Pittsburgh Mar. 31, 1940Map (db m224934) HM
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81 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Very Rev. John P. Gallagher, L.L.D. — Requiescat in Pace
[Born] 1873 [Ordained] 1897 [Died] 1933 First pastor of St. Raphael's ParishMap (db m224939) HM
82 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — Veterans Memorial
This memorial was erected by Allegheny Cemetery and was dedicated on Memorial Day in the year One Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty Seven It is a tribute to those who served their country both as home and abroad ——————————— A Nation that . . . Map (db m225213) WM
83 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville — William McGregor
A member of Co. M. 102. Regt. Pa. Vol. Born June 12, 1833. Was killed at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia. June 2, 1864. There is a heritage of deathless fame that shall grow brighter with each [?] In history's [?] shall live . . . Map (db m225102) WM
84 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Northside — Brown Chapel AME Church — Historic Landmark —
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church 1903Map (db m65226) HM
85 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Northside — Dorothy Mae Richardson — 1922-1991
Community activist who founded Neighborhood Housing Services in 1968 A model of resident-led community development, it inspired a national movement and led to the creation of NeighborWorks America. Richardson was a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh’s . . . Map (db m141861) HM
86 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Northside — Lois Weber — (1879-1939)
The first American woman film director, Weber wrote, directed, and acted in more than 200 films between 1908 and 1934. She addressed social issues like drug addiction, abortion, and poverty and helped pioneer techniques like the split screen. She . . . Map (db m135725) HM
87 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Oakland — Frank Vittor — (1888-1968)
Pittsburgh sculptor whose subjects included American presidents and public figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Honus Wagner, and Mark Twain. He devoted his life to sculpting and teaching, and founded the city’s Society of Sculptors. An Italian . . . Map (db m40888) HM
88 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Oakland — The Hiker
In Memory of her sons who served in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War with Spain and the campaigns incident thereto, 1898-1902. This monument is erected by the County of Allegheny 1925. Cuba, Porto Rico, China Relief . . . Map (db m99164) WM
89 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Chateau — Langley Observatory Clock
The title of the sculpture, Langley Observatory Clock, refers to the work of Samuel P. Langley. In 1870, Langley, director of the Allegheny Observatory, created the Allegheny System - a standardized system of measuring and disseminating accurate . . . Map (db m78391) HM
90 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Chateau — Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Firsts in the World from Pittsburgh. For two centuries Western Pennsylvania has been a cradle of invention in industry and technology in many fields, from medicine to manufacturing. The unique topography of hills and valleys required . . . Map (db m77026) HM
91 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Crawford-Roberts — "The Bell Speaks"
In 1751, the legislators of the Province of Pennsylvania ordered from an English foundry "A Good Bell" for the new bell tower of the state house (now know as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. It was to be the jubilee symbol of the Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m66452) HM
92 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Crawford-Roberts — August Wilson — (1945-2005)
Co-founder of Pittsburgh’s Black Horizon Theater and the author of a cycle of ten plays that have been hailed as a unique triumph in American literature. The plays cover each decade of the 20th century and most focus on African American life in the . . . Map (db m48884) HM
93 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Crawford-Roberts — First Muslim Mosque of Pittsburgh — Historic Landmark —
First Muslim Mosque of Pittsburgh Originally, Wylie Avenue Branch Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Alden & Harlow, architects, 1899Map (db m78473) HM
94 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Crawford-Roberts — Union Local 471 American Federation of Musicians
Organized in 1908, this local was one of the first African American musicians unions in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh was at the forefront of the jazz world in the mid-20th century, and jazz greats Mary Lou Williams, Art Blakey, Ray Brown, and George . . . Map (db m56705) HM
95 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Cultural District — Aria Cultural District Lofts — Historic Landmark
Aria Cultural District Lofts Originally, Gerber Carriage Company Rutan & Russell, Architects, 1904-05Map (db m128179) HM
96 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Cultural District — Fort Lafayette
Stood on this site. It was completed in 1792. Built to protect Pittsburgh against Indian attacks and to serve as a chief supply base for General Wayne's army from 1792-1794. Reactivated during the War of 1812. Site sold in 1813.Map (db m40885) HM
97 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Cultural District — Heinz Hall — Historic Landmark —
Heinz Hall (formerly Loew's Penn Theatre) Rapp & Rapp, Architects 1926 Stotz, Hess, MacLachlan & Fosner remodeling 1971Map (db m67122) HM
98 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Cultural District — Sisters of Mercy
Frances Warde and six companions from Carlow, Ireland, opened the first Mercy convent in the U.S. here. Founding date was December 21, 1843, and at once the sisters began to serve the city's poor, sick, and uneducated. From here, Mercy convents . . . Map (db m40904) HM
99 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Cultural District — The Benedum Center — Penn Liberty Historic District — National Register of Historic Places —
This building, originally known as the Stanley Theater, was built in 1926-1927 by James Bly Clark as the Pittsburgh flagship of the Stanley-Clark Motion Picture Company. The architects were the Hoffman-Henon Company of Philadelphia, considered at . . . Map (db m74724) HM
100 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Cultural District — The Pittsburgh Agreement
Signed here, on May 31, 1918, this document declared the intent of Czechs and Slovaks to form a new democratic nation in Europe, free from outside rule. Later that year, Thomas Garrigue Masaryk, an author of the agreement, became the 1st president . . . Map (db m40902) HM

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