Wightman School

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Wightman School
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Wightman School is located in Pittsburgh
Wightman School
Wightman School is located in Pennsylvania
Wightman School
Wightman School is located in USA
Wightman School
Location 5604 Solway St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°26′33″N 79°55′37″W / 40.44250°N 79.92694°W / 40.44250; -79.92694Coordinates: 40°26′33″N 79°55′37″W / 40.44250°N 79.92694°W / 40.44250; -79.92694
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1897[2]
Architect Ulysses J. Lincoln Peoples
Architectural style Classical Revival, Romanesque Revival
MPS Pittsburgh Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86002717[1]
Added to NRHP September 30, 1986

Wightman School is a building in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that was built in 1897. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

The building was named after Thomas Wightman, owner of the Thomas Wightman Glass Company.[3] It operated as an elementary school from its opening in 1897 until it was closed by the Pittsburgh Public Schools in June 1980.[4] It is now a 40,000-square-foot[5] community building comprising several tenants.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Wightman School". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Helen (Spring 2011). "The Education of Squirrel Hill" (PDF). Squirrel Hill Magazine. 
  4. ^ "Wightman School Facility Becoming A School For Children". The Pittsburgh Press. September 8, 1981. 
  5. ^ Spatter, Sam (October 18, 2009). "Real Estate Notes". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  6. ^ Bryant, Jean (February 1, 1991). "Memories of Wightman School nudge preservation". The Pittsburgh Press. 

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