westinghouse park

I took a couple pictures of Westinghouse Park, a sizable patch of green that sits in Point Breeze North. They look like, well, any old park, really. Look at this instead:

This is what Westinghouse Park used to look like. George Westinghouse used to live on what is now the park named after him. His mansion, which also served as his laboratory, was named ‘Solitude’ and was home to some of the most important electrical experiments ever; four natural gas wells still remain on the property. The mansion’s been gone for 90 years, but some 50 species of trees, including Norway maples, Siberian elm and Amur cork dot the park. (Picture from Christine Davis’ website– she was the archaeologist who conducted the bulk of research on the property)

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