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Welcome to Westinghouse Park

Celebrating its centennial in 2018, Westinghouse Park is a 10.2-acre city park situated in Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhood of Point Breeze North. It is defined by Thomas Boulevard on the south, the busway/rail road tracks on the north, Murtland Street on the west, and Lang Avenue on the east.

Here are two bird’s eye views of the park today.

From 1871 to 1918, the site was “Solitude,” the estate of George Westinghouse Jr. and his wife Marguerite, pictured here with her younger sister.

In 1871, George Westinghouse was already a prosperous, self-made man of 25 when he purchased a house and 5-acre parcel along the Pennsylvania Railroad’s mainline 6 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh. The location was appropriate; the railroad was Westinghouse’s primary customer and also his way to get around both the county and the country.

Over the next decade, he and Marguerite enlarged their house, and when they acquired the adjacent 5-acre parcel, Westinghouse expanded his estate up to Thomas Boulevard. He also had a private railroad siding at the Homewood Station immediately across Lang Avenue.

Here’s how the property looked in 1890.

Although the photograph says 1867, the image actually dates to 1887.

As the photo caption indicated, Westinghouse also had a new stable building erected, with a steam power generator, as indicated by the huge brick chimney. Beneath the stable was his private, tile-lined laboratory.

And here are other historic photos of Solitude’s mansion and grounds.

The young ginkgo tree in set center of the picture still stands today.

And to go between his house and his ‘inner sanctum,” Westinghouse had a 220-foot tunnel dug between the two. Measuring eight feet high from floor to ceiling and five feet wide at floor level, the brick-lined, bee-hive shaped tunnel remains entirely intact for its entire length. The image below shows the north end of the tunnel, where it entered the house, blocked by the rubble created when Solitude was razed in 1919.

During the four decades Westinghouse lived and worked at Solitude, numerous notable politicians, industrialists, and scientists came to visit, including Congressman and future President William McKinley and Britain’s Lord Kelvin. Nicola Tesla, the AC electricity theorist, lived at Solitude for several months while helping to develop a practical AC system that would work with his motors and generators. Marguerite’s frequent parties and soirees were the apex of Pittsburgh society. Other visitors included neighbors like H. C. Frick and H. J. Heinz.

But perhaps the most notable historic event that happened on Solitude was the 1884 discovery of a huge pocket of natural gas in several wells Westinghouse had drilled in his own back yard.

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After both George and Marguerite died in 1914, Solitude was bequeathed to their only child, George III, who in turn sold the property to the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania in 1918. The society deeded the estate to the city for a dollar to be used as a public park and memorial to Westinghouse. The following summer, the Solitude mansion was razed, and the park was developed. This deconstruction ad of items for sale provides a glimpse of Solitude’s grandeur.

In the early 1960s, the stables were also torn down and replaced by the present cement block structure. Other than stone columns at old entrances, the only vestiges of Solitude that remain above ground are several copses of magnificent red oak and ginkgo trees.

Below ground is another matter.

Please scroll through posts below for continuing and chronological information about what’s going on in Westinghouse Park and efforts to remember and honor George Westinghouse. You can also follow us on FaceBook @ Westinghouse Park.

A Man for His People

Mechanical Engineering. Oct 2008

This article published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers discusses the stature of George Westinghouse as an engineer who is rivaled by his skill and integrity as a leader. Beginning with the railroad air brake, Westinghouse’s inventiveness formed the basis of a commercial empire. Given the evidence of his companies when he controlled them, there is another case to be made for George Westinghouse that he may also have been America’s greatest living industrial manager. George Westinghouse was honored in many ways during his lifetime. In 1874, he was awarded the Scott Legacy Medal by the Franklin Institute. He was made a member of France’s Legion of Honor in 1895. The American engineering societies in 1905 honored him with the John Fritz Medal. He was awarded the Edison Medal, named for his greatest competitor, in 1912. In 1913, he became the first American to receive the Grashoff Medal from Germany.

The Stature of George Westinghouse as an Engineer is Rivaled by His Skill and Integrity as a Leader.

by Ed Reis– Then the Westinghouse historian at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Ed Reis also founded the Westinghouse Museum in Wilmerding. He also was advisor and participant in the documentary film Westinghouse, The Life and Times of an American Icon.

The case can be made that by the late 1800s George Westinghouse was America’s greatest living engineer. He had 361 patents issued to him during his lifetime. Hundreds more patents bore the names of engineers who worked for him. Beginning with the railroad air brake, Westinghouse’s inventiveness formed the basis of a commercial empire.

He surrounded himself with good people, including other great engineers of the time—Benjamin Lamme, Oliver Shallenberger, Charles Scott, William Stanley, Lewis Stillwell, and Albert Schmid. They were loyal to him and got credit for their work.

Given the evidence of his companies when he controlled them, there is another case to be made for George Westinghouse: that he may also have been America’s greatest living industrial manager.

Many today recognize Westinghouse as a great inventor and a great engineer. His skills as a business manager are sometimes overlooked. It took considerable managerial skill to organize and run companies in many different countries at a time when transportation was limited to trains and ships.

Westinghouse’s companies spanned the world. Besides his holdings in the United States, he had an air brake company and an electric company in England. He also had air brake companies in Canada, France, Italy, and Russia. He was the president of 34 separate companies at the same time, with a total of 50,000 employees.

Although he became a wealthy man, greed and money did not motivate him. The forces that drove Westinghouse were those that engineers share—his strong personal belief that his efforts, his successes, his many and varied accomplishments were going to benefit mankind.

Walking through Fire

The old-timers used to say that his engineers and other workers were willing to “walk through fire” for George Westinghouse. How could they not be enthusiastic? After all, they were on a winning team.

The awesome power of Niagara Falls had been harnessed in 1895 using Westinghouse alternating current. Trains were longer, heavier, and faster, and yet much, much safer with Westinghouse air brakes. Natural gas had been discovered in 1878 in Murrysville, Pa., and the early patents of George Westinghouse helped to rapidly develop it into a new clean-burning fuel. Ship propulsion had gained a great leap forward with the Westinghouse geared steam turbine engine.

George Westinghouse believed that his engineers deserved the credit for their hard work and successes. If a Westinghouse engineer developed a new product, it was the inventor’s name, not the boss’s, that went on the patent. New products from the Westinghouse companies were referred to as Shallenberger meters, Scott voltage regulators, Schmid dynamos, Stanley transformers, and Stillwell voltage regulators.

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“If you treat your workers with respect… then your company will be successful.” Workers at a Westing house factory early in the 20th century.

Benjamin Lamme invented 162 devices that were patented during his career at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. Every single one of those patents was issued in the name of Benjamin Lamme.

George Westinghouse saw the potential in ideas. Ideas like using air to stop a train. He also saw the potential in people. He was quite willing to purchase the patents of others if he thought they had potential. The best example perhaps is the case where he purchased the patents rights to Nikola Tesla’s alternating current induction motor and polyphase system of alternating current.

Westinghouse had been working on alternating current for four years before he purchased these patents from the great Serbian inventor. The Tesla patents were an important part of the alternating current puzzle that George Westinghouse had painstakingly been putting together.

He bought plenty of ideas and rights, and eventually controlled over 15,000 patents.

Westinghouse was also a great engineer. From early childhood he loved all things mechanical. In his father’s shops he tinkered continuously. As a young boy, he made a working model water wheel. He made a working model steamboat at age 14. He made a violin.

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A leader remembered: A memorial in Pittsburgh to George Westinghouse was funded by donations from current and former workers of companies that he founded.

His first patent was for a rotary steam engine. He started to work on it at age 15 and the patent was granted to him at age 19, shortly after he returned home in 1865, after having served in the U.S. Army and Navy for a period of two years during the Civil War.

He was never able to make this rotary engine a commercial success, but it’s interesting to see the role of high-speed rotating generators, turbines, and electric motors in the overall success of electrical power. George Westinghouse’s involvement in the development of the Westinghouse geared steam turbine engine for the shipping industry also is associated once again with a highspeed rotating device.

Later in life, George Westinghouse said that his greatest educational experience was the mechanical skills he learned while tinkering in his father’s shop. He said that these skills, learned when he was a young boy, formed the foundation of mechanical skills that served him well throughout his lifetime.

Great Memories

Westinghouse is legendary for the good personal rapport he maintained with his workers.

In 1935, Westinghouse Electric wrote to older retirees from the Westinghouse companies and even from the railroads, asking them to write back with personal remembrances of George Westinghouse. This was more than 20 years after George Westinghouse had died, but the.20. or so returned letters are quite fascinating because they detail many personal stories and provide insight into George’s personality and business practices.

One of the letters told the story of how the writer and some others were outside eating lunch one day when a newly hired foreign-born worker was moving a wheelbarrow of material into the plant. It had rained and there was a board placed over a wet and muddy area. The wheelbarrow slipped and tipped over. The letter writer told how he and the other young men laughed at their co-worker’s misfortune.

By chance, George Westinghouse appeared, and without saying a word, he walked over, took off his gloves, and stepped into the water and mud, where he helped the young man right the wheelbarrow and reload it. The story goes that George Westinghouse then walked away without a glance and without a word.

Westinghouse always treated his workers well. In fact, it was his high-powered contemporary, Andrew Carnegie, who said, “George Westinghouse could have made a lot more money during his lifetime if he hadn’t treated his workers so well.”

There was never a strike at any of the Westinghouse companies in all the time he had control of them. The company’s record was set in an era of violent clashes between labor and management. There were the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892, and the Pullman Strike of 1894. Strikers burned Union Station in Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Railroad’s Roundhouse and numerous locomotives and railroad cars burned with it. The destruction took place within a stone’s throw of the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. factory, which remained untouched.

Looking Out for his Own

George Westinghouse once spelled out a fairly simple rule of management. “If you treat your workers well,” he said, “if you treat your workers with respect, give them a nice place to work, with the best of tools, then your company will be successful.”

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A The Shallenberger meter: Inventions by Westinghouse’s engineers were patented in the inventor’s name, not the boss’s.

He offered pension plans to his workers. His factories became showpieces of advanced practices, like having doctors and nurses in the plants so injured workers could receive immediate help. He even had small hospitals in his plants, open not only to his employees, but also to their families.

When he built the towns of Wilmerding, East Pitts-burgh, and Trafford in Pennsylvania, he would sell the homes to his workers with a monthly deduction from their paychecks. And he had the workers’ homes insured, so that, if the breadwinner died, his wife and children had a home that was paid off.

Standard practice in coal mining towns of western Pennsylvania was to evict the wife and children within days of the death of a coal miner.

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A Breakthrough patent: Figures from George Westinghouse’s railroad air brake patent, which transformed railroading in the United States.

Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor and the leading trade unionist in the late 1800s and early 1900s, once said, “If all business owners treated their workers as well as George Westinghouse, the American Federation of Labor would have to go out of business.”

Ironically, it was his refusal to become a robber baron that led to George Westinghouse’s downfall.

J.P. Morgan, the extremely wealthy and powerful New York banker, had contrived with others to limit competition by forming trusts. When the General Electric trust was formed, Westinghouse refused to participate because he considered it an unethical business practice. Morgan did not forget.

During an economic downturn in 1906, the Westinghouse companies ran short of cash. An industrial power like that should have found it easy to get money to ride out the slump, but Morgan had found an opportunity to punish Westinghouse by pressuring lenders to withhold cash and wresting control of the companies from him.

The loss of his companies was a shocking blow to Westinghouse, both mentally and financially. Although he still had considerable wealth and some of his other companies had survived, it was said that he never fully recovered and that he was never the same man again.

Upon his death in 1914, his pallbearers were eight of his oldest workers. They included Christopher Horrocks, the very first worker whom Westinghouse hired in 1869, when he started the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. in Pittsburgh.

The Most Cherished Honor

George Westinghouse was honored in many ways during his lifetime. In 1874, he was awarded the Scott Legacy Medal by the Franklin Institute. He was awarded the Order of Leopold by Leopold II, King of the Belgians, in 1884, and in 1889 received the Order of the Royal Crown of Italy from Umberto I. He was made a member of France’s Legion of Honor in 1895. The American engineering societies in 1905 honored him with the John Fritz Medal. He was awarded the Edison Medal, named for his greatest competitor, in 1912. In 1913, he became the first American to receive the Grashoff Medal from Germany.

It is said that this very humble man was moved the most when he was offered the presidency of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1910. He always considered himself to be a mechanical engineer, even though he had no formal education beyond the age of 16. It was an honor that came from his peers, his fellow engineers.

Another telling honor came to him years after he died, and it attests to his managerial rather than to his engineering talents.

A memorial to George Westinghouse was dedicated in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park in 1930, not far from his Pittsburgh mansion, Solitude. The memorial was privately funded, raised from contributions by thousands of employees and retirees of Westinghouse companies.

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Two society presidents: George Wallace Melville (left), Westinghouse, and John Macalpine, a marine engineer, photographed around 1900. The three were developing a reduction gear for ship turbines. Melville and Westinghouse both served as presidents of ASME.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

Initial schematics for Westinghouse Park master development plan

The design firm of Pashek MTR is now actively working on designs for the master development plan for Westinghouse Park.

Based on the advance planning report produced in 2021, these initial design concepts were unvelied on October 1 at the “What’s the .5 K Race.”

Both of these plans involve the complete renovation and updating of the community building to make it more available to park users and the general public.

To review the complete advance planning report or to offer comments about these design ideas, please visit the Engage Pittsburgh webpage for Westinghouse Park.

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Final Results

2022 Westinghouse Park What’s the .5 K

October 1, 2022

Although there were 80 people who registered for the .5 K, some were from out of town (thanks to the George Westinghouse family) and others were dissuaded by the rainy conditions that morning. Still 45 hearty athletes (ranging in age from 5 to 76, including several with dogs) lined up for the 1:00 start.

Everybody finished.

 ID#  PLACE        FINISHER   (AGE)                       CLOCK TIME    NET TIME

 2138     1       Emily O’Carroll, 8*, Pittsburgh, PA         2:15      2:15 

 2096     2       Henry Bell, 8, Pittsburgh, PA               2:16      2:16 

 2139     3       Luke O’Carroll, 5, Pittsburgh, PA           2:26      2:25 

 2159     4       Jonah Rennie, 6, Pittsburgh, PA             2:34      2:34 

 2160     5       Leeya Subramany, 8*, Pittsburgh, PA         2:35      2:34 

 2166     6       Olivia Boulos, 6*, ,                        2:45      2:38 

 2165     7       Evelyn Boulos, 10*, ,                       2:44      2:40 

 2097     8       Samuel Bell, 5, Pittsburgh, PA              2:49      2:49 

 2161     9       Siddh Subramany, 6, Pittsburgh, PA          3:01      3:00 

 2169    10       Lury Williams, 26, Pittsburgh, PA           3:13      3:07 

 2164    11       Greg Boulos, 47, ,                          3:34      3:29 

 2157    12       Beth Fedorowich, 60*, Pittsburgh, PA        3:39      3:34 

 2099    13       Fred Belser, Sr, Pittsburgh, PA             9:14      4:14 

 2098    14       Ann Belser, 59*, Pittsburgh, PA             9:15      4:15 

 2135    15       Daniela Muoio, 33*, Pittsburgh, PA          5:45      5:35 

 2104    16       Dario Chimenti, 33, Pittsburgh, PA          5:45      5:35 

 2112    17       Gail Fireman, 58*, Pittsburgh, PA           5:45      5:42 

 2167    18       Sandra Simmons, 65*, Pittsburgh, PA         5:46      5:43 

 2155    19       Peter Bell, 43, Pittsburgh, PA              5:59      5:44 

 2154    20       Rebecca Kiernan, 39*, Pittsburgh, PA        5:54      5:45 

 2153    21       Stephanie Bermudo, 42*, Pittsburgh, PA      5:54      5:45 

 2149    22       Jeanette Welsh, 72*, Pittsburgh, PA         6:01      5:46 

 2116    23       Elyse Grimaldi, 33*, Pittsburgh, PA         6:08      5:47 

 2117    24       Brendan Grimaldi, 34, Pittsburgh, PA        6:08      5:48 

 2130    25       Sarah McBeth, 40*, Pittsburgh, PA           6:00      5:48 

 2158    26       Isabel Thompson, 70*, Pittsburgh, PA        6:04      5:52 

 2137    27       Myrna Newman, 54*, Pittsburgh, PA           6:32      6:08 

 2168    28       Curt Larson, 60, Pittsburgh, PA             6:34      6:10 

 2113    29       Gretchen Fitzer, 62*, Pittsburgh, PA        6:29      6:19 

 2095    30       David Bear, 73, Pittsburgh, PA              6:39      6:23 

 2107    31       Virginia Dato, 65*, Pittsburgh, PA          7:15      6:51 

 2103    32       Michael Chancellor, 65, Pittsburgh, PA      7:16      6:51 

 2162    33       Erika Strassburger, 40*, Pittsburgh, PA     7:01      6:58 

 2163    34       Evan Strassburger, Jr, Pittsburgh, PA       7:01      7:00 

 2123    35       Jan Kurth, 63*, Pittsburgh, PA              7:11      7:06 

 2156    36       #2156, ,                                    7:35      7:16 

 2148    37       Ron Weisser, 67, Delmont, PA                7:37      7:17 

 2114    38       Layton Foy, 23, Pittsburgh, PA              7:25      7:25 

 2145    39       Vance Torbert, 76, Pittsburgh, PA           7:55      7:39 

 2146    40       Emily Torbert, 16*, Pittsburgh, PA          7:55      7:40 

 2110    41       Paul Fireman, 58, Pittsburgh, PA            8:17      7:40 

 2132    42       Louise Mitinger, 55*, Pittsburgh, PA        7:55      7:42 

 2124    43       Jeanne Laudenberg, 72*, Pittsburgh, PA      8:06      7:43 

 2147    44       Tricia Valdes, 61*, Pittsburgh, PA          8:30      8:03 

 2131    45       Harold Mersky, 75, Pittsburgh, PA           8:20      8:17 

* indicates females

Open Men

 2096     1     Henry Bell, 8, Pittsburgh, PA               2:16      2:16 

 2139     2    Luke O’Carroll, 5, Pittsburgh, PA           2:26      2:25 

 2159     3     Jonah Rennie, 6, Pittsburgh, PA             2:34      2:34 

 2097     4     Samuel Bell, 5, Pittsburgh, PA              2:49      2:49 

 2161     5    Siddh Subramany, 6, Pittsburgh, PA          3:01      3:00 

 2169     6    Lury Williams, 26, Pittsburgh, PA           3:13      3:07  

 2164     7    Greg Boulos, 47, ,                          3:34      3:29 

 2099     8     Fred Belser, Sr, Pittsburgh, PA             9:14      4:14 

 2104     9    Dario Chimenti, 33, Pittsburgh, PA          5:45      5:35 

 2155    10   Peter Bell, 43, Pittsburgh, PA              5:59      5:44 

 2117    11   Brendan Grimaldi, 34, Pittsburgh, PA        6:08      5:48 

 2168    12    Curt Larson, 60, Pittsburgh, PA             6:34      6:10 

 2095    13    David Bear, 73, Pittsburgh, PA              6:39      6:23 

 2103    14    Michael Chancellor, 65, Pittsburgh, PA      7:16      6:51  

 2163    15   Evan Strassburger, Jr, Pittsburgh, PA       7:01      7:00  

 2156    16    #2156, ,                                    7:35      7:16 

 2148    17   Ron Weisser, 67, Delmont, PA                7:37      7:17 

 2114    18    Layton Foy, 23, Pittsburgh, PA              7:25      7:25 

 2145    19   Vance Torbert, 76, Pittsburgh, PA           7:55      7:39 

 2110    20    Paul Fireman, 58, Pittsburgh, PA            8:17      7:40 

 2131    21    Harold Mersky, 75, Pittsburgh, PA           8:20      8:17 

Open Women

 2138     1     Emily O’Carroll, 8, Pittsburgh, PA          2:15      2:15 

 2160     2     Leeya Subramany, 8, Pittsburgh, PA          2:35      2:34 

 2166     3     Olivia Boulos, 6, ,                         2:45      2:38 

 2165     4    Evelyn Boulos, 10, ,                        2:44      2:40 

 2157     5    Beth Fedorowich, 60, Pittsburgh, PA         3:39      3:34 

 2098     6    Ann Belser, 59, Pittsburgh, PA              9:15      4:15 

 2135     7    Daniela Muoio, 33, Pittsburgh, PA           5:45      5:35 

 2112     8    Gail Fireman, 58, Pittsburgh, PA            5:45      5:42 

 2167     9    Sandra Simmons, 65, Pittsburgh, PA          5:46      5:43 

 2154    10   Rebecca Kiernan, 39, Pittsburgh, PA         5:54      5:45 

 2153    11   Stephanie Bermudo, 42, Pittsburgh, PA       5:54      5:45  

 2149    12   Jeanette Welsh, 72, Pittsburgh, PA          6:01      5:46 

 2116    13   Elyse Grimaldi, 33, Pittsburgh, PA          6:08      5:47 

 2130    14   Sarah McBeth, 40, Pittsburgh, PA            6:00      5:48  

 2158    15   Isabel Thompson, 70, Pittsburgh, PA         6:04      5:52 

 2137    16    Myrna Newman, 54, Pittsburgh, PA            6:32      6:08 

 2113    17    Gretchen Fitzer, 62, Pittsburgh, PA         6:29      6:19  

 2107    18    Virginia Dato, 65, Pittsburgh, PA           7:15      6:51 

 2162    19    Erika Strassburger, 40, Pittsburgh, PA      7:01      6:58  

 2123    20    Jan Kurth, 63, Pittsburgh, PA               7:11      7:06 

 2146    21   21  Emily Torbert, 16, Pittsburgh, PA           7:55      7:40 

 2132    22   Louise Mitinger, 55, Pittsburgh, PA         7:55      7:42 

 2124    23   Jeanne Laudenberg, 72, Pittsburgh, PA       8:06      7:43  

 2147    24   Tricia Valdes, 61, Pittsburgh, PA           8:30      8:03 

The Westinghouse Park “What’s the .5 K” Is Back

Saturday, October 1, 2022

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Race time 1:00

Registration now open

The registration fee of $20 includes tee shirt, a timing bib and tag, donuts, and tons of entertainment. Proceeds support the upkeep and beautification of the park and arboretum.

Check out this video from the 2021 running of the Westinghouse Park What’s the .5 K

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And this article from PRINT

And this article from Shady Ave Magazine

The Not So Great Race

Westinghouse Park Arboretum

On October 6, 2021, the 175th anniversary of the birth of George Westinghouse, Westinghouse Park was certified as a Level 1 Arboretum by ArbNet. As part of this process, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Forestry tagged the 33 trees shown on the map and key below. Note the two new trees at #33, both Brackens Brown Beauty Magnolias, that were planted on October 6, to celebrate the arboretum and honor George and Marguerite Westinghouse. Two Yellowwood trees planted for Arbor Day 2022 are not shown.

Westinghouse Park has more than 175 trees, representing 38 individual species. For a key and map that can help identify any tree in the Arboretum, see below.

The following lists and map based on the park’s 2020 tree survey can help you identify any of the Arboretum’s trees.

Westinghouse Park Arboretum Tree Key

* denotes trees of historic significance

Primary Groupings

Grouping 1 – Thomas Boulevard Street trees (Yellow Buckeye and Horse chestnut: trees 002 – 020)

Grouping 2 – Inside Park along Thomas Boulevard (Yoshino Cherry: trees 022 – 033)

Grouping 3 – Maple grove at corner of Thomas and Lang (Red Maple: trees 035, 040, 042, 062, 081), (Sugar Maple: trees 038, 043, 57, 056, 057, 069, 074), (Norway Maple: trees 059 and 076), (Freeman Maple: trees 012,013, 015, 017, 018 and 019)

Grouping 4 – Flanking the historic main drive of Solitude – (Mostly Freeman Maple: trees 112, 113, 115, 117,118, and 119) with (Cork: tree 114)

Grouping 5 – Along the rear of park (mostly Horsechestnut:  124 – 126, 130, 136 – 138, 140, 148, 149 and 153)

Grouping 6 – At the park entrance where McPherson meets Murtland (Pinoaks: trees 104, 105, 175 – 177*)

Individual species represented

  1. Sweetbay Magnolia – (001 and 021) 
  2. Red Oak – (034, 036, 039, 041)
  3. Sawtooth Oak – (060, 067*)
  4. Chinkapin Oak – (078, 079)
  5. Swamp White Oak – (044)
  6. Pin Oak – (82, 083, 084, *096) 
  7. Corktree – (061, 110, 114)
  8. Zelkovia – (064, 065, 066)
  9. Tuliptree – (070, 071, 103, 107, 177)
  10.  London Plane – (072, 161, 162, 165)
  11.  European Hornbeam – (075)
  12.  Cedar of Lebanon – (086)
  13.  Alaska Cedar – (100, 120)
  14.  American Linden – (088)
  15.  American Sweetgum – (092, 106, 166, 167)
  16.  Gingko – (095, 096 *)
  17.  Japanese Pagoda Tree – (097)
  18.  Dawn Redwood – (101,102, 171, 172, 173)
  19.  Loblolly Pine – (121,122,123)
  20.  Crabapple – (127, 128)
  21.  Elm – (139, 141, 150)
  22.  Katsura – (163, 164)
  23.  Pear – (129)
  24.  Serviceberry – (073)
  25.  Horse Chestnut – (007, 008, 009, 124, 125, 126, 130, 136, 137, 138, 140, 142, 148 149, 153, and 174)
  26.  Yellow Buckeye – (002, 003 004, 005, 006, 010, 011, 012, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 0202, and 144)
  27.  Ohio Buckeye  (013)
  28.  Yoshino Cherry – (022, 023, 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 030, 031, 032, and 033) 
  29.  Flowering Cherry – (089)
  30.  Red Maple – (035, 040, 042, 055, 062, and 079)
  31.  Silver Maple – (038, 043, 57, 056, 057, 069, 074)
  32.  Sycamore Maple – (093)
  33.  Norway Maple (059, 076, 077 080, 087, 089, 091, 099, 011, 116, 131, 155, 156, 158, 160, and 170)
  34.  Freeman Maple – (012,013, 015, 017, 018, 019, 112, 113, 115, 117,118, 119) 
  35.  Sugar Maple – (038, 043, 056, 057, 069, 074, 085, 090, 098, 108, 109, 178, 179)
  36.  Bracken Brown Beauty Magnolia – (133 and 134)
  37. Yellow Wood – (135 and 136 not shown)
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Key for Westinghouse Park Tree Census based on above map.

Ignore the U that precedes each number on the map.

TREE IDCOMMON NAMEBOTANICAL NAME
001Magnolia, SweetbayMagnolia virginiana
002Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
003Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
004Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
005Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
006Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
007HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
008HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
009HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
010Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
011Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
012Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
013Buckeye, OhioAesculus glabra
014Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
015Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
016Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
017Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
018Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
019Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
020Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
021Magnolia, SweetbayMagnolia virginiana
022Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
023Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
024Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
025Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
026Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
027Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
028Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
029Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
030Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
031Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
032Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
033Cherry, YoshinoPrunus yedoensis
034Oak, RedQuercus rubra
035Maple, RedAcer rubrum
036Oak, RedQuercus rubra
038Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
039Oak, RedQuercus rubra
040Maple, RedAcer rubrum
041Oak, RedQuercus rubra
042Maple, RedAcer rubrum
043Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
044Oak, Swamp WhiteQuercus bicolor
055Maple, RedAcer rubrum
056Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
057Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
058CorktreePhellodendron amurense
059Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
060Oak, SawtoothQuercus acutissima
061CorktreePhellodendron amurense
062Maple, RedAcer rubrum
063CrabappleMalus species
064ZelkovaZelkova serrata
065ZelkovaZelkova serrata
066ZelkovaZelkova serrata
067Oak, SawtoothQuercus acutissima
068CrabappleMalus species
069Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
070TuliptreeLiriodendron tulipifera
071TuliptreeLiriodendron tulipifera
072Plane, LondonPlatanus x acerifolia
073ServiceberryAmelanchier laevis
074Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
075Hornbeam, EuropeanCarpinus betula
076Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
077Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
078Oak, ChinkapinQuercus muehlenbergii
079Oak, ChinkapinQuercus muehlenbergii
080Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
081Maple, SilverAcer saccharinum
082Oak, PinQuercus palustris
083Oak, PinQuercus palustris
084Oak, PinQuercus palustris
085Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
086Cedar of LebanonCedrus libani
087Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
088Linden, AmericanTilia americana
089Cherry, FloweringPrunus species
090Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
091Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
092SweetgumLiquidambar styraciflua
093Maple, SycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus
094GinkgoGinkgo biloba
095GinkgoGinkgo biloba
096Oak, PinQuercus palustris
097Pagoda TreeStyphnolobium japonicum
098Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
099Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
100Cedar, AlaskaCupressus nootkatensis
101Redwood, DawnMetasequoia glyptostroboides
102Redwood, DawnMetasequoia glyptostroboides
103TuliptreeLiriodendron tulipifera
104Oak, PinQuercus palustris
105Oak, PinQuercus palustris
106SweetgumLiquidambar styraciflua
107TuliptreeLiriodendron tulipifera
108Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
109Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
110CorktreePhellodendron amurense
111Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
112Maple, FreemanAcer x freemanii
113Maple, FreemanAcer x freemanii
114CorktreePhellodendron amurense
115Maple, FreemanAcer x freemanii
116Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
117Maple, FreemanAcer x freemanii
118Maple, FreemanAcer x freemanii
119Maple, FreemanAcer x freemanii
120Cedar, AlaskaCupressus nootkatensis
121Pine, LoblollyPinus taeda
122Pine, LoblollyPinus taeda
123Pine, LoblollyPinus taeda
124HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
125HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
126HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
127CrabappleMalus species
128CrabappleMalus species
129PearPyrus communis
130HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
131Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
132Oak, PinQuercus palustris
133Oak, PinQuercus palustris
134Oak, PinQuercus palustris
135Oak, PinQuercus palustris
136HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
137HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
138HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
139ElmUlmus sp
140HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
141ElmUlmus sp
142HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
143Oak, PinQuercus palustris
144Buckeye, YellowAesculus flava
145Oak, PinQuercus palustris
146Oak, PinQuercus palustris
147Oak, PinQuercus palustris
148HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
149HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
150ElmUlmus sp
151Oak, PinQuercus palustris
152Oak, PinQuercus palustris
153HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
154Oak, PinQuercus palustris
155Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
156Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
157Oak, PinQuercus palustris
158Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
159Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
160Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
161Plane, LondonPlatanus x acerifolia
162Plane, LondonPlatanus x acerifolia
163KatsuraCercidiphyllum japonicum
164KatsuraCercidiphyllum japonicum
165Plane, LondonPlatanus x acerifolia
166SweetgumLiquidambar styraciflua
167SweetgumLiquidambar styraciflua
168TuliptreeLiriodendron tulipifera
169Oak, PinQuercus palustris
170Maple, NorwayAcer platanoides
171Redwood, DawnMetasequoia glyptostroboides
172Redwood, DawnMetasequoia glyptostroboides
173Redwood, DawnMetasequoia glyptostroboides
174HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
175Oak, PinQuercus palustris
176Oak, PinQuercus palustris
177TuliptreeLiriodendron tulipifera
177Oak, PinQuercus palustris
178Maple, SugarAcer saccharum
179Maple, RedAcer rubrum
180Bracken’s Brown BeautyMagnolia Grandiflora
181Bracken’s Brown BeautyMagnolia Grandiflora

Open Streets Pittsburgh comes to the park on July 30

It’s been four years since its last visit to Westinghouse Park.

Come Join the fun.

OpenStreetsPGH comes to Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, and 
North Point Breeze on Saturday, July 30, from 10:00 – 2:00

What:
● OpenStreetsPGH is a free community event that opens miles of streets for people of all ages to walk, run, bike, roll, and explore spaces that would otherwise be used by motor vehicles.
● Journey through five East End neighborhoods, three bustling business districts, local parks, and greenspaces.
● This event series is organized by BikePGH, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, that works on behalf of the Pittsburgh community to make the city safe and accessible for everyone to bike, walk, and roll.
● Enjoy activity stations, vendors, performers, and special promotions presented by local businesses and organizations along our longest route, a 4.4 mile loop.
● Get moving at free YMCA fitness classes every hour at the Health & Wellness Hub in Mellon Spray Park lot
● “Learn to Ride” with BikePGH and Switch and Signal Skatepark at the Kids & Family Hub on Broad St / Centre.
● Enjoy food, beverages, and live music at the Arts & Culture Hub on N. Homewood Ave / Kelly St.

● Look for the green and yellow BikePGH info tents around the route to purchase event merchandise and learn more about how you can get involved with the movement for safer streets.

● Full schedule of activities and partners to be announced at 

www.openstreetspgh.org/schedule

Where:
● The 4.4-mile route extends from S. Highland to Broad St, Frankstown Ave to N. Homewood Ave, and Thomas Blvd to Fifth Ave connecting back to S. Highland, making a full loop.
● Activity areas: Health & Wellness Hub at Fifth and Beechwood Blvd (Mellon Spray Park), Kids & Family Hub at Broad and Centre Ave in E. Liberty, and Arts & Culture Hub at N. Homewood Ave and Kelly St in Homewood.
● OpenStreetsPGH does not necessitate a complete street closure. Car drivers can cross the route at several intersections listed online on the Route Map and indicated on-site with the presence of signage and intersection teams.

● Route information can be found at www.OpenStreetsPGH.org/route

Why:

● OpenStreetsPGH is inspired by the open streets movement – a global phenomenon promoting healthy outdoor activity and community engagement using city streets. Pittsburgh is one of hundreds of cities worldwide (over 100 in North America alone) that hold open streets events.The event is organized by Bike Pittsburgh and is made possible through major support from UPMC Health Plan. Additional support is provided by Green Mountain Energy, Zero Fossil, Spin, Google, Aurora, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Whole Foods, Xfinity, Velo.AI Inc., Motional, City Paper, Walnut Capital, Cannondale, Public Source, and more