Len Barcousky worked as a reporter and editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for many years and he has searched the newspaper’s archives for hidden gems of Pittsburgh history. The book is divided into seven sections and includes the local angles to national news, famous Pittsburgh visitors, and some odd but true tales.
If you are a “yinzer” that loves history, Hidden History of Pittsburgh is the book for you.
Chapter 2, “Everybody Comes to Pittsburgh” chronicles many of the city’s famous visitors. Winston Churchill spoke at the Carnegie Music Hall on March 7, 1932. Albert Einstein visited Pittsburgh on December 28, 1934 to deliver a lecture on the Theory of Relativity at Carnegie Tech. Marian Anderson performed on January 9, 1940 at the Syria Mosque. Pittsburgh’s Nixon Theater was a frequent stop for try-out tours for shows that were preparing to open on Broadway. Hidden History of Pittsburgh is filled with dozens of stories and photographs.