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”

New Visions for Westinghouse Park

ARCH DESIGN STUDIO [48:640] INTEGRATION II Spring 2020 David Bear of the Westinghouse Park 2nd Century Coalition orients eleven post-graduate students at CMU’s School of Architecture about the park’s history.  They are participants in a design studio conducted by faculty members Jeff Davis and Matt Huber that will focus on the design of a public buildingContinue reading “New Visions for Westinghouse Park”

George Westinghouse: The Mystery

Interested in the remarkable man after whom Westinghouse Park is named?  Here is an excellent overview: 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 Pittsburgh Quarterly PROFILES 2006 SPRING/​SUMMER It was a dreary fall day when,Continue reading “George Westinghouse: The Mystery”

Welcome to the Pittsburgh home of George Westinghouse

A contingent from China attending the recent CAST -P (Chinese Association of Science and Technology) 2019 Global Innovation Summit made a special visit to the park and pay honor to George Westinghouse.  David Bear of the Westinghouse Park 2nd Century Coalition toured the group through the history of the park (with the help of aContinue reading “Welcome to the Pittsburgh home of George Westinghouse”