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Electing Leonard C. Staisey

Leonard Staisey in 1967 was no stranger to election campaigns. Prior to that year Staisey had been elected to the City of Duquesne Board of Education in 1949, served 2-terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate between 1960 and 1966, and … Continue reading

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Gateway Center

The Gateway Center is a high-rise office complex consisting of four buildings in downtown Pittsburgh.  The development of the site was part of the Point State Project, an effort by the city of Pittsburgh to redevelop a 59-acre section of … Continue reading

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Bertha Rauh

From an early age, Bertha Floersheim Rauh (1865-1952) was active in civic and philanthropic community service. Deeply concerned about the plight of the poor, especially women and children, Bertha Rauh was involved in many organizations that offered assistance programs, including … Continue reading

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New Image Collections Added to Historic Pittsburgh

Two new image collections were recently added to Historic Pittsburgh: the Fuchs Family Photographs and the Richard E. Rauh Photographs. The Fuchs Family Photographs, consisting of 25 images, primarily depict cadets from St. Joseph’s Junior Military School as well as … Continue reading

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New online finding aids

Ten new online finding aids were added to Historic Pittsburgh last week, including:  Abe Weiner Papers and Photographs, 1936-2011, MSS# 582 Abe Weiner was a Pittsburgh Surrealist painter and teacher.  This collection consists of his artwork, exhibition and sales records, … Continue reading

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The Fuchs Family Papers and Photographs

During the 1930s and 1940s, Mary and Louis Fuchs ran the Frick Park Confectionery and the adjoining Mary’s Tea Room on Reynolds Street in Point Breeze. The Tea Room was a popular hangout for locals, who would congregate over tea, … Continue reading

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The Lower Hill District, before and after the Civic Arena

The fate of the Civic Arena continues to be a contentious issue, due in part to the devastating effect the facility’s construction had on the Lower Hill District neighborhood.  A recent feature on The Pittsburgh Post Gazette‘s website overlays a … Continue reading

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