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. It includes the neighborhood of Park Place. 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, Westinghouse Park, Mellon Park, and the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The Shady Side Academy Junior School is also located in Point Breeze.
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 School, a Pittsburgh Public School on South Braddock Avenue, which is currently a charter school. 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.
- "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning PGHSNAP Utility. 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
- "Have big Halloween treat bag, will travel". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 29 October 2006.
- Toker, Franklin (1986, 1994). Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.
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