Best of Pittsburgh History: 2012

Fred Rogers - February 19, 1968 - “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the longest-running program on public television, premieres in America.

Fallingwater - May 23, 1966 - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, built for magnant Edgar Kaufmann, is deemed a National Landmark. 

Roberto Clemente - July 25, 1956 - At Forbes Field against the Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates star Roberto Clemente hits Major League Baseball’s first (and to date, only) walk-off inside-the-park grand slam.

Andy Warhol - As a student at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, c. 1947. Phillip Pearstein. 

Civic Arena - 1961-2012. Rest in peace. We miss you tremendously. 

Sabre “Mother” WashingtonTwo girls with Washington, a former slave, in the early 1950s. Teenie Harris. One of the girls, a neighbor of Washington’s, discovered the photograph years later. Washington, who grew up in South Carolina before moving to Pittsburgh, passed away in 1960 at the age of 113.

Cathedral of Learning - June 7, 1937 - As the climax of a weeklong celebration of the 150th anniversary of its founding, the University of Pittsburgh celebrated the completion of its 42-story Cathedral of Learning a decade after construction on the building started.

Kid at Cotton Candy BoothPossibly at Westview Park in Pittsburgh, 1945. Teenie Harris. 

Thank you for reading, everyone. Happy New Year 2013! 

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