August Wilson

August Wilson (HMWYW)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Allegheny County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 26.716', W 79° 59.127'

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(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.
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HM NumberHMWYW
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 586037 N 4477673
Decimal Degrees40.44526667, -79.98545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.716', W 79° 59.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 42.96" N, 79° 59' 7.62" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801-1803 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15219, US
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