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Westinghouse High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
N 40° 27.632 W 079° 54.017
17T E 593238 N 4479454
Quick Description: This monumental high school looks like a government building in Washington! It's a centerpiece of Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2006 8:23:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMYJ1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 215

Long Description:
Westinghouse High School has nearly a century-long history of producing jazz musicians and other geniuses from this predominantly African-American neighborhood. Among its famous alumni is Billy Strayhorn, composer of "Take the A Train," who's memorialized by a Pennsylvania Historic Marker in front of the school. Other jazz greats who walked these halls include jazz pianist Frank Cunimondo, pianist/composer Errol Garner, and Ahmad Jahmal, a more modern jazz keyboard player. Basketball Hall of Fame member Maurice Stokes ran up and down the court at Westinghouse High.

The architectural style of the school is classical revival, and the design firm was Ingham & Boyd.

Street address:
1101 N. Murtland St.
Pittsburgh, PA USA


County / Borough / Parish: Allegheny

Year listed: 1986

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Education - School

Current function: Education - School

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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