Filed Under August Wilson

Workingmen's Civic Club

I went down the Workmen's Club. They had Kenny Fisher down there. You couldn't hardly get in. I ain't never seen so many people. Philmore, "Jitney"

Now demolished, the Workingmen's Civic Club was a hotspot for music and entertainment. The club reached the height of its popularity in the 1960s, and inspired scenes in four of August Wilson's plays: Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Seven Guitars, Two Trains Running, and Jitney.


Workingmen's Civic Club exterior Exterior of Workingmen’s Civic Club, with large glass block window and sign on door inscribed “Side Door Please” Source: Charles "Teenie" Harris Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art Creator: Charles “Teenie” Harris Date: c. 1961


407 Devilliers Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


“Workingmen's Civic Club,” Hill District Digital History, accessed June 17, 2024,