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Allegheny High School

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Allegheny High School
Allegheny High School
Allegheny High School
Allegheny High School
Location220 W. Commons St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°27′11″N 80°0′32″W / 40.45306°N 80.00889°W / 40.45306; -80.00889Coordinates: 40°27′11″N 80°0′32″W / 40.45306°N 80.00889°W / 40.45306; -80.00889
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
ArchitectFrederick J. Osterling; Marion M. Steen
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Art Deco
MPSPittsburgh Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.86002643[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 30, 1986
Designated CPHSMarch 15, 1974[2]
Designated PHLF1992[3]

The Allegheny High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a building from 1904. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1] Notable graduates include William N. Robson, award-winning writer, director, and producer from the old-time radio era[4] and Dorothy Mae Richardson, an African American community activist whose work was essential to the founding of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.

American novelist Willa Cather taught English and Latin at Allegheny High School, where she came to head the English department.

The building is now the Pittsburgh Allegheny 6-8, a magnet school located in the North Side.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Local Historic Designations". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Archived from the original on 15 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
  3. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  4. ^ Quigley, Martin J. (1929). The Motion Picture Almanac. p. 70. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
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