Point Breeze, Pittsburgh
|Neighborhood of Pittsburgh|
Henry Clay Frick's "Clayton"
|• Total||1.004 sq mi (2.60 km2)|
|• Density||5,300/sq mi (2,000/km2)|
It is adjacent to the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, and North Point Breeze, and the borough of Wilkinsburg. Like nearby Squirrel Hill it boasts a large Jewish population, but is still majority Catholic and contributes to a high percentage of students enrolled in Taylor Allderdice High School and Central Catholic High School.
The most prominent feature of Point Breeze is Henry Clay Frick's Clayton, which is a part of the 5.5-acre (22,000 m2) Frick Art & Historical Center. Nearby is St. Bede School, a Catholic school, and the Pittsburgh New Church School. It is also the home to a popular Pittsburgh Public Schools elementary school, Linden Academy, the Sterrett Middle School, and the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The neighborhood also hosts much open space, with Westinghouse Park, Mellon Park, the scenic Homewood Cemetery as well as the northern edge of Frick Park within its borders.
The eastern edge of the neighborhood, north of Regent Square and east of Frick Park, comprises the neighborhood of Park Place. The Shady Side Academy Junior School sits here, as does Park Place Elementary School, a Pittsburgh Public School that operates as a charter school.
Point Breeze's claim to literary fame is due to Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard's popular memoir, An American Childhood, set in Point Breeze in the 1950s. As a child she attended Park Place Elementary. Both of John Edgar Wideman's memoirs, Brothers and Keepers and Hoop Roots, use North Point Breeze's Westinghouse Park as a setting, as well as in his fictional Homewood Trilogy.
The Frick Art Museum, part of the Frick Art & Historical Center at "Clayton".
The Frick Park gate near the corner of Reynolds Street and S. Homewood Avenue.
Mellon Park, established in 1943 (gardens designed in 1912), at the corner of Fifth and Shady Avenues.
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