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Engineering Pittsburgh Lecture Series

March 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Pennsylvania’s Borders: Why is the Commonwealth Shaped the Way it is?
Tuesday, March 17

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This lecture is FREE to PHLF Members and members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Non-members: $15

To register: contact Mary Lu Denny: or 412-471-5808 ext. 527

For the second lecture in the Engineering Pittsburgh Lecture Series, we will explore how Pennsylvania arrived at its current borders. We will explore which native American tribes historically inhabited the region; and how over time and numerous disputes with and amongst settlers, some turning violent, the Commonwealth took the shape we know today. We will also discuss the history of land surveying and how their tools and techniques have evolved over time.

Join us for this monthly series on Pittsburgh’s engineering legacy!

About the presenter: Gregory F. Scott, PE, is currently serving as the Chair of the ASCE Annual Convention Technical Program Committee. He served two terms as a Region 2 ASCE governor from 2006 until 2012 representing civil engineers from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is the lead author of Engineering Pittsburgh’s “Pennsylvania’s Borders” and “Drinking Water” chapters. The chapter on Drinking Water will be covered in an upcoming lecture later this year.


March 17, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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