History of Pittsburgh’s Hospitals

History of Pittsburgh’s Hospitals

Pittsburgh is known as a health care hub with numerous first-class medical facilities. Many of them have a long history in our region. Popular Pittsburgh has looked back in time to find the roots of some of our finest hospitals. Allegheny General Hospital Allegheny General Hospital began before that area of the North Side where it is located became part of the City of Pittsburgh.

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PNC Park All Star Craft, Beer, and Wine Festival is a Home Run for Pittsburghers!

PNC Park All Star Craft, Beer, and Wine Festival is a Home Run for Pittsburghers!

‘Take me out to the ball game’ has a whole new meaning with the PNC Park All Star Craft, Beer, and Wine Festival! On Saturday June 29th, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates is being transformed into a cultural mecca of food, entertainment, and endless samples of craft beer and wine. More importantly, this once in a lifetime experience is a perfect opportunity to support

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Philip Johnson: Controversial Architect of PPG Place

Philip Johnson: Controversial Architect of PPG Place

Architect Philip Johnson and his partner Burgee designed PPG Place. While undeniably a gifted architect, he was also at one time an anti-Semite and Nazi sympathizer. Johnson was born into wealth in Cleveland on July 8, 1906, to lawyer Homer Johnson and Louisa Osborne Pope.  He was educated at the prestigious Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York  and studied at Harvard. With a fortune acquired

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PPG Place: Pittsburgh’s Most Beautiful Building?

PPG Place: Pittsburgh’s Most Beautiful Building?

While the design harkens back to other historic structures, the buildings at PPG Place are like no others in the world. The six-building complex combines Gothic architecture with modern materials and the urban skyscraper with a fairytale castle. PPG PPG, founded as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in 1883 by Capt. John B. Ford and John Pitcairn, opened the nation’s first successful plate glass factory in

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Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Festival season in the Pittsburgh area runs from early spring until late fall. There is so much fun to be had, you could spend nearly every weekend enjoying yourself at a local festival. EQT Three Rivers Regatta Three days of fun in August are the hallmark of the Three Rivers Regatta. Thousands gather in Point State Park to enjoy boating, food, and fireworks. Picklesburg Pickles

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