Those who enjoyed seeing Quantum Theater’s World Premiere production of The Current War in Westinghouse Park last June will appreciate this fascinating episode of the podcast History That Doesn’t Suck.
We recently came across this photograph of Marguerite and George Westinghouse, taken the day after the got married in New York City on August 3, 1867. One wonders if they had any inkling of the great things in their future.
Thanks to Pittsburgh Parks staff for opening the park entrance along Lang Avenue.
The two stone columns that were once the main entrance to Solitude have been gated closed for many years, forcing everyone to walk around them.
We hope this makes a more inviting entrance for park users, although not for vehicles.
Here is the park’s page in the playbill for the Current War. To see the whole playbill, click on the image.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 will mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of George Westinghouse Jr.
In observation of his “dodrensbicentennial,” efforts are underway to restore Westinghouse Park, formerly the site of “Solitude,” the estate of George and Marguerite Westinghouse.
The creation of a comprehensive master development plan for the park is already underway, including the construction of a new community building and the implementation of a multi-year, archeological exploration of the historic site.
In addition, a broader effort is taking shape, a 175th retrospective of George Westinghouse, his life, accomplishments, impacts, and legacies.
We call it Westinghouse 175.