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  • 1180 Murrayhill Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1042
    412-471-5808
    Former residence of Pulitzer Prize winner, Willa Cather. Willa first came to Pittsburgh in 1896. In 1901, Isabelle McClung invited Willa to move into this Squirrel Hill home.
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  • 7131 Hamilton Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15208-1828
    412-241-6775
    The Afro-American Music Institute preserves the heritage of African-American music through a variety of events and performances. The institute also offers instruction in jazz, gospel, and other areas.
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  • 4734 Butler St Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
    412-682-1624
    After its incorporation in 1844, 100 acres were purchased and the first interment took place in 1845. Today, Allegheny Cemetery encompasses 300 acres with over 15 miles of roadways. Of that 300...
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  • 436 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    412-350-6500
    The Allegheny County Courthouse is an outstanding example of the Richardson Romanesque style. The complex is dominated by a tall turreted tower. Three murals by Vincent Nesbert decorate the lobby...
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  • 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    412-258-2700
    One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American...
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  • 2720 Webster Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4224
    412-683-2160
    Welcome to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first church formed by persons of color west of the Allegheny Mountains and the oldest African-American congregation in the city of...
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  • Bethel Church Rd. Bethel Park, PA 15102
    412-835-8538
    Administers Bethel Cemetery that dates back to 1780. Fourteen Revolutionary War soldiers are buried here and veterans from all the wars are honored by community services held here every year on...
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  • Locust St. Braddock, PA 15104
    412-271-6375
    The Hebron Lutheran Church started the Braddock Cemetery in East Pittsburgh about 140 years ago. Locals recognize the cemetery by the name Russell Cemetery and there are members of the Russell...
  • 419 Library St. Braddock, PA 15104-1609
    412-351-5357
    Visit America's oldest Carnegie Library and view French and Indian War items and artifacts from the Battle of the Monongahela. Visit Braddock's Field and the French and Indian War Museum and...
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  • 718 Hazelwood Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2807
    412-421-9959
    Calvary Cemetery is the final resting place of several prominent Pittsburghers including former mayors Bob O'Connor, Richard Caliguiri, and David Lawrence, several baseball players, and Harry...
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