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Pittsburgh Weil School

The Weil School, named after prolific Pittsburgh lawyer Adolphus Leo Weil, was designed by Marion M. Steen in 1942. Members of the Hill District's arts community, including Rob Penny, August Wilson, and Sala Udin, ran the Black Horizon Theater out of Weil's auditorium. August Wilson directed several of the company's plays, which featured works from Black playwrights Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, and Rob Penny himself.

Images

Exterior of the Weil School The Pittsburgh Weil School, like many of Marion M. Steen's designs, featured an art deco style exterior. Source: Charles "Teenie" Harris Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art Creator: Charles "Teenie" Harris Date: c. 1950-1960
Weil School Playground Students wait for their turn on the Weil School's playground slide during recess. The outdoor area also featured a jungle gym and outdoor toys for students to play with. Source: Charles "Teenie" Harris Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art Creator: Charles "Teenie" Harris Date: September 1945
Crossing Guard A Weil School student, assigned crossing guard duty, holds his peers back as they wait for the road to clear. Source: Charles "Teenie" Harris Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art Creator: Charles "Teenie" Harris Date: 1947

Metadata

“Pittsburgh Weil School,” Hill District Digital History, accessed May 29, 2024, https://hillhistory.org/items/show/47.