CitiParks’ giant George Westinghouse (animated by WP2CC member Rich Ekstrom) greets cyclists during BikePittsburgh’s OpenStreets event on May 25.
“WESTINGHOUSE, Life and Times of an American Icon,” a 36-chapter, one hour 50 minute-video, is an excellent chronicle of the remarkable life and accomplishments of a seminal inventor and progressive industrialist. This 3-minute snippet provides a quick introduction into the man after whom Westinghouse Park was named.
Talia Perry and David Bear stand ready to share Westinghouse Park’s history with riders in the OpenStreets Pittsburgh event on May 25. Other Westinghouse Park 2nd Century Coalition members on hand included Christine Davis, Rich Ekstrom, Reinhard Schumacher (thanks for the picture and Viv Shaffer.
The New York Times remembrance of George Westinghouse Jr. which ran that sad day eloquently captured the essence of “one of the best assets of a nation.”
Gerald William’s gigapan view of Westinghouse Park
Thanks for the coverage to the kind people at Print – Pittsburgh’s East End Newspaper.
Spring comes to Westinghouse Park.
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.”
Few visitors to Westinghouse Park notice the sign located in its back, northwest corner. That’s not surprising since the message on it faces toward the railroad tracks, the same right of way over which trains have run daily for the last 165 years. The sign may be a mystery even for thoseContinue reading “Foamers Point”