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  • 1727 Bedford Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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August Wilson (1945-2005) Home

Brief History

The co-founder of Pittsburgh’s Black Horizon Theater, August Wilson wrote ten plays that have been hailed as a unique triumph in American literature. The plays cover each decade of the 20th century and most focus on African-American life in the Hill District. Two of the plays, "Fences" and "The Piano Lesson," won Pulitzer prizes for best drama in 1987 and 1990; "Fences" also won Broadway's Tony Award. The rear of this site is Wilson's birthplace.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Late-1800s row house. City Historic Landmark. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) marker.