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  • 747 Wallace St.
    Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Wilkinsburg High School

Brief History

Black and white students attended this school from the 1930s through the 1950s. During the 1940s and 1950s, it was considered to be one of the best high schools in the country. Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Livingstone Johnson was a student here. His father, Oliver Livingstone M. Johnson, was the first black Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County, and served from 1942 to 1948. The Johnson family grew up at 1131 Ross Ave. in Wilkinsburg.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Renaissance Revival, brick and limestone structure. Abandoned.