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. Here’s a bird’s eye view of the park today. From 1871 to 1918, the site was “Solitude,” the estate of George Westinghouse Jr. and his wife Marguerite. In 1871, George Westinghouse was already a prosperous,Continue reading “Welcome to Westinghouse Park”

Westinghouse Park Planning Process Begins

Westinghouse Park Planning Process Begins The Westinghouse Park 2nd Century Coalition ( WP2CC) and the Point Breeze North Development Corporation (PBNDC) are pleased to announce they are working together toward the creation of a master plan for the park. This partnership creates a mechanism for working with Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works, Pittsburgh City Planning, other expert entities,Continue reading “Westinghouse Park Planning Process Begins”

Greetings to Westinghouse Park’s new residents

We are pleased to welcome this pair of proud relics from the recent fall of a trio of the park’s historic red oaks. They will attract admiring park visitors, both young and old, for many years. Let’s call them Marguerite and George.   BTW – much of the lumber being sawn from the fallen treesContinue reading “Greetings to Westinghouse Park’s new residents”

Fallen giants in the park

As park visitors know Westinghouse Park suffered a major loss early on the morning of May 1, as three of the giant, Solitude-era red oaks in its center came down. Here is a drone video of the devastation and several still shots below. Estimated to be nearly 150 years old, the oaks were probably planted in theContinue reading “Fallen giants in the park”

The renewed Westinghouse Memorial

  On October 6, 2016, the 170th anniversary of George Westinghouse’s birth, Pittsburgh’s tribute to the scientist, inventor, and industrial giant – the Westinghouse Memorial at the bottom of  Schenley Park Drive between Phipps Conservatory and Carnegie Mellon University  – was rededicated. Led by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the project’s $2.7 million cost was been raised through a $500kContinue reading “The renewed Westinghouse Memorial”