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George Washington Memorial, Allegheny Commons

Posted in North Side, Sculpture by Dr. Boli on October 25, 2014

Sculptor Edward Ludwig Albert Pausch designed this equestrian statue, which was unveiled to great fanfare in 1891. It depicts young Colonel Washington, aged 23, as he appeared when he visited the future site of Pittsburgh and nearly drowned himself in the Allegheny. This is apparently known as Pausch’s masterpiece.

If you enlarge the photo above, you will notice that, at the upper right, the name of the Smith Granite Company comes before the sculptor’s name in the signature.

The monument was commissioned by the Junior Order of the United American Mechanics.

Fall in the Frick Park Woods

Posted in Nature by Dr. Boli on October 23, 2014

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Sunset

Posted in Nature by Dr. Boli on October 19, 2014

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Fall Colors in Schenley Park

Posted in Nature by Dr. Boli on October 16, 2014

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Old St. Luke’s

Posted in Churches, History, Scott Township, Woodville by Dr. Boli on October 12, 2014

This colonial-era congregation in what is now Scott Township found itself at the center of the Whiskey Rebellion, which began when General John Neville, a church member and an old pal of President Washington’s, was appointed tax collector. The current stone building was put up in 1852, but the congregation was founded in 1765.

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