History

September 30, 2019
Pittsburgh’s City Seal: The Black and Gold Source
We all know that black and gold are the colors associated with Pittsburgh. But did you know that it’s William Pitt himself–the city’s namesake–who gave those […]
September 23, 2019
Zambelli Fireworks
Many immigrants to the U.S. brought recipes with them from the Old Country, but Antonio Zambelli was a bit different. He brought his family’s recipes for […]
July 29, 2019
The Iconic Cathedral of Learning
Chancellor John G. Bowman of the University of Pittsburgh commissioned the Cathedral of Learning to be built in 1921. Initially, Bowman envisioned a 52-story tower that […]
July 15, 2019
The Henry W. Oliver Building
Like many other industrialists of that time, Henry W. Oliver was a self-made man. He was instrumental in bringing new railroad routes to the area and […]
July 8, 2019
Pittsburgh’s Heart: Point State Park
Point State Park is the heart of Pittsburgh. Not only is it where the three rivers meet, but it is also where our city’s history meets […]
June 24, 2019
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 […]
June 10, 2019
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 […]
April 29, 2019
The Uncertain Fate of The Abrams House
Tucked away off Woodland Drive near Chatham University, sits a wonderfully eclectic residence. The Abrams House, as it is affectionately called, remains one of Pittsburgh’s crown […]
April 13, 2019
Harbison-Walker: Constructing Pittsburgh’s Steel Industry
Harbison-Walker’s refractories and its success enabled Andrew Carnegie to build his steel mills and establish Pittsburgh as an economic powerhouse. A Refractories Company Founded in 1865 […]
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