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Wilkinsburg Home & Garden Tour

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pennsylvania_wilkingsburg_logoTickets for the third annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour are on sale.

The tour of historic houses in the Blackridge neighborhood of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, benefits the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation’s programs to revitalize the downtown business district.

The tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 26, 2015.

Wilkinsburg, named for Gen. John Wilkins Jr., was incorporated as a borough in 1887. The village was founded on a 266-acre parcel purchased in 1789 by Col. Dunning McNair, who also laid the central street plan. After McNair’s death in 1825, the village was purchased by James Kelly. Caring deeply about the social life of the community, Kelly donated the land for most of the schools, churches, and residences for the elderly. When Wilkinsburg was annexed by Pittsburgh in the early 1870s, Kelly financed the legal battle to have the decision reversed.

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