Pittsburgh History

Guide to what you will see on Pittsburgh Marathon route

By Emma Diehl | April 27, 2022

A mile-by-mile guide to the neighborhoods, buildings and historic sites along the route for the 2019 Pittsburgh Marathon.

You can find generations of Pittsburgh black history at The Crystal Barber

By David Rotenstein | March 3, 2022

The Crystal Barbershop might have been Pittsburgh’s best-known tonsorium. Its owner, William “Woogie” Harris, was a legendary gambling baron and one of the city’s wealthiest Black entrepreneurs. Harold Slater was his friend, son-in-law, and successor in the iconic Hill District establishment. Slater’s story begins more than a century ago in rural Virginia and it continues today with his daughter’s Bloomfield barbering business.