National Negro Opera House Hearing at Pittsburgh Council
PREPARED TESTIMONY OF
ANNE E. NELSON, ESQ.
PITTSBURGH HISTORY & LANDMARKS FOUNDATION
BEFORE THE PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE NATIONAL NEGRO OPERA HOUSE
CITY HISTORIC STRUCTURE DESIGNATION
MAY 7, 2008
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (Landmarks) supports the nomination of 7101 Apple Street, the National Negro Opera House, to be a City-Designated Historic Structure. Built in 1894, this Queen Anne-style house received a historical marker from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1994, and is included in African American Historic Sites Survey of Allegheny County, published by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in 1994, and A Legacy in Bricks and Mortar: African-American Landmarks in Allegheny County, published by Landmarks in 1995.
Therefore, Landmarks supports the designation of this site as a City of Pittsburgh Historic Structure.