(1945-2005)Co-founder of Pittsburgh's Black Horizon Theater and the author of a cycle of 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. This site is Wilson's birthplace.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 586037 N 4477673|
|Decimal Degrees||40.44526667, -79.98545000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 26.716', W 79° 59.127'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 26' 42.96" N, 79° 59' 7.62" W|
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|Area Code(s)||412, 724|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1801-1803 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15219, US|
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