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Here is a list of articles about Lawrenceville.

St. John, the Baptist, Roman Catholic Church
The following article appeared in the September, 1993, issue of HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS, the official newsletter of the Lawrenceville Historical Society. It was written by Jim Wudarczyk.

Forty-Third Street Bridge
The following article appeared in the December, 1993, issue of HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS. It was written by Jim Wudarczyk.

School For The Blind Originated in Lawrenceville
James Wudarczyk updated his previous article on this topic. The new version was entered on this website October 14, 2007.

Pallbearer of President Abraham Lincoln Rests in St. Mary's Cemetery
The following article appeared in the June, 1997 issue of HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS. It was written by Michael Murphy.

The Zivics of Lawrenceville
The following article appeared in the December 1991 issue of HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS. It was written by Joseph Borkowski.

Sign of Captain Lawrence Inn
The following article appeared in the September, 1994, issue of HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS, the official newsletter of the Lawrenceville Historical Society. It was written by Jim Wudarczyk.

Confederates in Pittsburgh
by James Wudarczyk

Books, Videos, Movies, CDs, etc With Lawrenceville Links
This list has been compiled by Jude Wudarczyk, and is updated periodically.

Arsenal Tunnels
This article was written by Jude Wudarczyk. It appeared in the March 2002 issue of Historical Happenings. Photos have been added to this webpage that have not appeared in the original article courtesy of Allan Becer.

Where To Research Lawrenceville History
This article was written by Jude Wudarczyk to help interested individuals research historic sites, events and people that have some link to Lawrenceville.

A Day Of Rememberance
Written by Cyndy and Jim Wudarczyk, this article first appeared in the March, 1993 issue of HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS. It was written with information provided by Bill Reynolds of the Jene Magers Post.

Guns for the Union
This article was written by Jim Wudarczyk.

The Search for Shannopinstown
This article was written by Jim Wudarczyk

By Valor and Arms
This article was written by Jim Wudarczyk

Allegheny Cemetery Stories
The following information was presented by Jim Wudarczyk to The Lawrenceville Historical Society on Thursday, September 19, 2002.

The Ethnic Experience in Lawrenceville
Presented to: North Hills Genealogical Society by Jim Wudarczyk on August 21, 2001.

Important Dates in Lawrenceville History
This page lists some of the more important dates as they apply to our community.

Ask A Historian
Due the lack of volunteers and excess back log of questions, the Lawrenceville Historical Society is not accepting questions related to family histories. For such information see the sources listed on http://www.lhs15201.org/articles_b.asp?ID=11.

A Triumph of Faith
written by James Wudarczyk with assistance from Lydia Wudarczyk (2004)

Charles Morse Stotz: The Man Who Recorded Our Past
by James Wudarczyk - 2004

The Pulaski Tragedy
by James Wudarczyk - 2004

The Versatile Benjamin Latrobe
by James Wudarczyk - 2004

Thomas Enright - Forgotten American Hero
This article was written by Mike Connors. It first appeared in the September and December, 2004, issues of Historical Happenings.

Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church:
A Brief History

By James Wudarczyk - November 30, 2004

A Lost Landmark:
The H. K. Porter Company

By James Wudarczyk - November 30, 2004

Lawrenceville's Patriotic Pride
This article is written by Lance Leonard. It first appeared on this website in November 2005.

Towers of Faith: The Art and Architecture of Our Lady of the Angels’ Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church
by James Wudarczyk - 2006

John Chislett: Architect of the American Pantheon
This article was written by James Wudarczyk in April 2006 for this website.

Landmark Architecture of Allegheny County Pennsylvania:
A Recollection, Reflection, and Review

This article was written by James Wudarczyk. It first appeared on the website on May 1, 2006.

A Chronicle of Our Times: May – July 2006
This article was written by James Wudarczyk.

Black Gold, Texas Tea: Lawencevile Style
This article was writen by James Wudarczyk. (Posted September 16, 2006.)

Remembering American Heroes
Written by James Wudarczyk and posted on this website on September 22, 2006.

Ask A Historian - page 2
Due the lack of volunteers and excess back log of questions, the Lawrenceville Historical Society is not accepting questions related to family histories. For such information see the sources listed on http://www.lhs15201.org/articles_b.asp?ID=11.

Gung Ho
This article was written by James Wudarczyk. (Posted January 27, 2007.)

Silent Witness
This article was written by James Wudarczyk. (Posted January 27, 2007.)

The Mothman Prophesies
This article was written by James Wudarczyk. (Posted January 27, 2007.)

The Battle for Lawrenceville
This article was written by James Wudarczyk. (Posted January 27, 2007.)

A Chronicle of Our Times: September 2006 – January 2007
This article is written by James Wudarczyk and was posted on August 26, 2007.

When Metal Was King: An Introduction
This article was written by James Wudarczyk and was posted here on August 26, 2007.

When Metal Was King, Part One: Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of the Iron and Steel Industry
This article was written by James Wudarczyk and was posted to this site on August 26, 2007.

When Metal Was King, Part Two: The Carnegie Men
This article was written by James Wudarczyk and was posted on August 26, 2007.

When Metal Was King, Part Three: The Shiffler Bridge Company
This article was written by James Wudarczyk and posted to this site on August 26, 2007.

When Metal Was King, Part Four: William McConway
This article was written by James Wudarczyk and was posted to this site on August 26, 2007.

A Chronicle of Our Times: February 2007 – June 2007
This article was written by James Wudarczyk and was posted on October 14, 2007.

John Sobieski: The Tale of a King Told in Two Paintings
This article was written by James Wudarczyk and was posted October 14, 2007.

Pittsburgh Brewing: The Battle for Financial Solvency
This article was written by James Wudarczyk. It was posted on October 27, 2007.

Lawrenceville Veterans
The letter in parentheses following the name indicates the source. If you have additional names, please contact us. We will be happy to consider your submission to our list. This is a list in progress.

A Chronicle of Our Times: July – December 2007
This is a continuation of a study started approximately two years ago by James Wudarczyk. The purpose is to highlight events in the life of the Lawrenceville community and document the source for researchers that desire more detail.

A Chronicle of Our Times: January 2008 – June 2008
This is a continuation of a study started approximately two years ago by James Wudarczyk. The purpose is to highlight events in the life of the Lawrenceville community and document the source for researchers that desire more detail.

The Atlantic Refinery Fire of January 21, 1924
This article article was written by John Gombita for this website. It tells of the worst fires in Lawrenceville history. It was posted on October 19, 2008.

Lawrenceville Memories
From time to time we get requests from folks asking us to post Lawrenceville memories from other people. This page is dedicated to those who were kind enough to write down their memories and share them with us.

Faith of Our Fathers:
Lawrenceville’s
Religious Heritage

This series of twenty articles was originally written by James Wudarczyk for this website. Some additional information was added by Jude Wudarczyk.

Chapter One
The Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Two
Seventh United Presbyterian Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Three
Mount Zion English
Evangelical Lutheran Church

By James Wudarczyk and Jude Wudarczyk

Chapter Four
The Forty-third Street Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Five
Saint John Episcopal Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Six
Butler Street Methodist Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Seven
McCandless Presbyterian Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Eight
Saint John Evangelical Lutheran

By James Wudarczyk and Jude Wudarczyk

Chapter Nine
Trinity Baptist

By James Wudarczyk and Jude Wudarczyk

Chapter Ten
First Primitive Methodist Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Eleven
Swedish-American Lutheran
Church of Greater Pittsburgh

By James and Jude Wudarczyk

Chapter Twelve
Zion Lutheran

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Thirteen
A Monastic Presence
In Lawrenceville

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Fourteen
Two New Parishes Created

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Fifteen
Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Sixteen
Saint Augustine
Roman Catholic Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Seventeen
Saint John the Baptist
Roman Catholic Church

By James Wudarczyk

Chapter Eighteen
Saint Kieran Catholic Church

By James Wudarczyk and Jude Wudarczyk

Chapter Nineteen
Saint Mary of the Assumption

By James Wudarczyk and Jude Wudarczyk

Chapter Twenty
Holy Family Roman
Catholic Church

By James Wudarczyk

Other Churches in Lawrenceville
By Jude Wudarczyk

Historical Sites and Lost Landmarks
Of Lawrenceville

This article was written by James Wudarczyk. It was copyrighted in 2002/2008 and posted on this site April 19, 2009.

Major Wind Storm Damaged Historic Church
This article was written by James Wudarczyk and was posted on July 18, 2009.

Stephen Foster Memorial Service
This article was written by James Wudarczyk and was posted July 19, 2009.

Ask A Historian - page 3
Due the lack of volunteers and excess back log of questions, the Lawrenceville Historical Society is not accepting questions related to family histories. For such information see the sources listed on http://www.lhs15201.org/articles_b.asp?ID=11.

A Chronicle of Our Times: July 1, 2008 – September 30, 2008
This is a continuation of a study started by James Wudarczyk. The purpose is to highlight events in the life of the Lawrenceville community and document the source for researchers that desire more detail.

A Chronicle of Our Times October – December 2008
This is a continuation of a study started by James Wudarczyk. The purpose is to highlight events in the life of the Lawrenceville community and document the source for researchers that desire more detail.

A Chronicle of Our Times: January 1, 2009 – March 30, 2009
This is a continuation of a study started by James Wudarczyk. The purpose is to highlight events in the life of the Lawrenceville community and document the source for researchers that desire more detail.

A Chronicle of Our Times: July – September 2009
This is a continuation of a study started by James Wudarczyk. The purpose is to highlight events in the life of the Lawrenceville community and document the source for researchers that desire more detail.

Sculptor Honors Pioneer Hawaiian Missionary
By James Wudarczyk

A Chronicle of Our Times: April - June 2009
This is a continuation of a study started by James Wudarczyk. The purpose is to highlight events in the life of the Lawrenceville community and document the source for researchers that desire more detail.

A Chronicle of Our Times: October – December 2009
This is a continuation of a study started by James Wudarczyk. The purpose is to highlight events in the life of the Lawrenceville community and document the source for researchers that desire more detail.

A Stephen Foster Resurgence
by James Wudarczyk

A Chronicle of Our Times: January – March 2010
This is a continuation of a study started by James Wudarczyk. The purpose is to highlight events in the life of the Lawrenceville community and document the source for researchers that desire more detail.

Ask A Historian - page 4
Due the lack of volunteers and excess back log of questions, the Lawrenceville Historical Society is not accepting questions related to family histories. For such information see the sources listed on http://www.lhs15201.org/articles_b.asp?ID=11.

First in Lawrenceville
Below are a number of firsts associated with Lawrenceville people and companies.

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Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864)

Born on July 4, 1826, while the country celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence, Stephen Foster has become Lawrenceville’s most famous native son. He was the son of William Barclay Foster, founder of Lawrenceville and Eliza Tomlinson. Foster’s parents moved to Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh’s North Side) when Stephen was very small.

He developed a love for music at a very tender age of about three or four, and from that point forward there was no stopping him. Foster is considered by many to be the world’s foremost composer, and is the only person to have written two state songs – “My Old Kentucky Home” (Kentucky) and “Swannee River” (Florida). A third song “Oh! Susanna” was considered by the state of California as being their state song, but it was rejected.

Today he is considered the founder of “Pop Music” and his works are played throughout the world. There are many books written on Stephen Foster and the University of Pittsburgh maintains the Stephen Foster Memorial Center in his honor. It is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh close to the Cathedral of Learning.

 
   

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