A wonderful turnout last night. A full house.

posted by Frank Kurtig George Westinghouse is not given his due today and has not received it for decades, being overshadowed by his rival. Thomas Edison, an inveterate self-promoter who outlived Westinghouse by seventeen years. Tonight’s presentation in the East Liberty Valley Historical Society’s Marilyn Evert Lecture Series was a double-billed effort to begin toContinue reading “A wonderful turnout last night. A full house.”

Westinghouse Park: A Bird’s Eye View Through Time

Today’s Westinghouse Park is situated in Pittsburgh’s East End area, in the neighborhood of Point Breeze North and adjacent to Homewood. Here’s how the park looked from above in 2018. At 10.2 acres, Westinghouse Park covers an entire city block, bounded on the north (top) by the rail line/busway, Thomas Boulevard on the south (bottom),Continue reading “Westinghouse Park: A Bird’s Eye View Through Time”

Westinghouse: A Giant among Inventors

Ask the man on the street who he should thank for the electricity that lights his way and he’s likely to say “Thomas Edison.” But the name Westinghouse, to most laymen, conjures up little more than images of 1950’s fridges and toasters. But George Westinghouse was a giant among inventors, and if there’s any one personContinue reading “Westinghouse: A Giant among Inventors”

A Concise History of George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse: The Mystery Our history pages are thick with Mellons, but it was Westinghouse who changed the course of the country by WILLIAM S. DIETRICH II.  PROFILES   Pittsburgh Quarterly – 2006 SPRING/​SUMMER It was a dreary fall day when, on a friend’s suggestion, I visited the George Westinghouse Museum in Wilmerding. It is housed inside the former WestinghouseContinue reading “A Concise History of George Westinghouse”