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  • 619 E. Ohio St.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Avery College

Brief History

Founded in 1849 by Charles Avery (1784-1858), Methodist lay preacher, philanthropist and abolitionist, the college provided post-secondary education for African Americans and served as an Underground Railroad location.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) marker. The original church was demolished to make way for I-279.