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The Cathedral of Learning is visible from Panther Hollow Lake
The Cathedral of Learning is visible from Panther Hollow Lake

Schenley Park is a large municipal park located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania between the neighborhoods of Oakland, Greenfield, and Squirrel Hill. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB) I took this picture myself in October 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB) I took this picture myself in October 2005. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... The Cathedral of Learning dominates the Oakland skyline Oakland is the academic center of Pittsburgh and the third largest downtown area in the state of Pennsylvania, behind only Center City Philadelphia and the Central Business District (Downtown Pittsburgh). ... Greenfield is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Squirrel Hill is a large residential neighborhood in the east end of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the census of 2000, there are 26,425 people, 12,030 households, and 6,325 families residing in the 15217 ZIP Code, which covers approximately the same region as the City of Pittsburgh...


The park is made up of 300 acres (1.21 km²) donated by Mary Croghan Schenley in 1889 and another 120 acres (0.49 km²) that the city subsequently purchased from her. Another 36 acres (0.15 km²) were acquired at a later date, bringing the park's total size to 456 acres (1.85 km²), and making it the second largest municipal park in Pittsburgh. 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The park borders the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

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Facilities

Schenley Park features several miles of hiking trails, a large lake, and a swimming pool. Across from the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is Flagstaff Hill, a popular place to watch outdoor movies in the summer. Henry Phipps, (1839- ), was educated in the public schools of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. ... Flagstaff Hill is a large rolling hill in Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


In the early days of Schenley Park, the area known as "The Oval" was used for horse racing. Today, it has 13 tennis courts, a running track (currently being rebuilt), and a soccer field. There is also an ice skating rink and an 18-hole disc golf course nearby.


Schenley Park also contains the Schenley Park Golf Course. The golf course includes an indoor practice facility where golfers can play a "virtual" round on Pebble Beach and other famous courses. Located in the rolling hills between Oaklandand Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the stunning Schenley Park Golf Course. ... The virtual is a concept applied in many fields with somewhat differing connotations, and also denotations. ... Pebble Beach is a small town located on the Pacific coast in northern California. ...


Annual Events

  • Vintage Grand Prix
  • Race for the Cure

History

The Westinghouse Memorial in Schenley Park
The Westinghouse Memorial in Schenley Park

In 1842, Mary Elizabeth Croghan of Pittsburgh, who was 15 at the time, eloped with 43-year-old Captain Edward Schenley. The couple moved to England. Mary's father attempted to terminate her inheritance in a lawsuit, but was unsuccessful. Mary's maternal grandfather, General James O'Hara, bequethed to her a parcel of land known as the "Mt. Airy Tract." Image File history File links This is a picture of the Westinghouse Memorial in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links This is a picture of the Westinghouse Memorial in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The name Westinghouse can refer to any number of devices and independent businesses that can trace their roots to the work of George Westinghouse: // People George Westinghouse, founder of Westinghouse Electric Corporation Devices Westinghouse air brake. ... To elope, most literally, merely means to run away. ... Mother with her child (Sculpture) A mother is typically the biological or social female parent of a child or offspring while the male parent is the father. ... James OHara may refer to James E. OHara, U.S. Representative from North Carolina James G. OHara, U.S. Representative from Michigan James OHara, Continental Army officer James J. OHara, George L. Paddison professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ...


Mary's wealth attracted the attention of several land developers in the Pittsburgh area as well as Edward Bigelow, the Director of the Department of Public Works in Pittsburgh. In 1889, Bigelow learned that the agent of a land developer planned to travel to London to attempt to purchase the land from Mary. Bigelow sent an East Liberty lawyer by train to New York City where he then boarded a steamer bound for England. The lawyer beat the real estate agent by two days. East Liberty is a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Pittsburghs East End. ... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland This article is about the water vessel. ...


After negotiations with Mary, Bigelow's lawyer entered into an agreement to give 300 acres (1.21 km²) of the Mt. Airy Tract to the city of Pittsburgh with an option to purchase 120 (0.49 km²) more, under the conditions that the park be named after her and never be sold. The city agreed and immediately purchased the additional 120 acres (0.49 km²) of land.


Bigelow began to develop the newly renamed Schenley Park for recreational uses. He hired William Falconer to lead the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens which was built in 1893. In 1895, Andrew Carnegie built the Carnegie Museum and Music Hall, establishing Oakland and Schenley Park as a cultural icon. Henry Phipps, (1839- ), was educated in the public schools of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. ... Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Forbes Field, the home field of the Pittsburgh Pirates, was adjacent to Schenley Park during its lifespan (1909-1970). Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium...


Recent Developments

  • In 2001, after extensive renovations, the Schenley Park Visitor Center opened in one of the park's original buildings. The building had previously served as a tool shed, the home of the Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center, and a nature museum, until closing in the late 1980s.
  • In spring 2006, the Schenley Plaza area was converted to its original use as a grand entrance to Schenley Park. Although it was originally designed as a grand entrance, it had been used as a parking lot for many years. The new park area features a carousel and several small food stands.
  • In December 2006, carousel operator John Cameron Spiggle was awarded the "Breaver Award for Most Excellent Carousel Operation", in the award's innagural year.

See also

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consists of the following neighborhoods: External links Map of Pittsburgh neighborhoods Interactive Map of Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Described by University of Pittsburghs Graduate Students Category: ... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Henry Phipps, (1839- ), was educated in the public schools of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. ...

External links

  • Schenley Park Map
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Tour of the Schenley Park's bridges
  • Schenley Park Golf Course
  • Schenley Park Disc Golf Course

References

  • Patricia Lowery (2006). Schenley Plaza Dedication: story by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved June 4, 2006.
  • Toker, Franklin (1986, 1994). Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.

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Schenley Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (649 words)
Schenley Park is a large municipal park located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania between the neighborhoods of Oakland, Greenfield, and Squirrel Hill.
The park is made up of 300 acres (1.21 km²) donated by Mary Croghan Schenley in 1889 and another 120 acres (0.49 km²) that the city subsequently purchased from her.
The park borders the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Schenley Park old glory is goal of 20-year overhaul (1362 words)
Schenley exemplifies the classic design of 19th century parks because it combines formal gathering spaces such as Flagstaff Hill with pastoral landscapes for athletic activities, such as Schenley Oval, and the wildlife area of Panther Hollow, Bonci said.
All that remains of the original entrance is the Mary Schenley fountain and a bosquet or thicket of sycamore trees that parallels a walkway to Carnegie Library.
Mary Croghan Schenley prevailed in the courts and, in 1889, gave 300 acres to the city, stipulating that the land be called "Schenley Park" and never be sold.
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