A Student of History

April 22, 2007

Remove Debris from 1759 Fort!!

Filed under: Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 8:04 pm

On Jan. 3, Pennsylvania state-funded construction crews entered Pittsburgh’s Point State Park and began burying a 250-year-old bastion to make way for concert and festival grounds.

The Fort Pitt Music Bastion, one of the only remnants of the French and Indian War’s Fort Pitt, built in 1759, is now covered with 10 feet of demolition debris and sand. This spring, while work continues on a $35 million construction project in downtown’s state park, a group of historians and citizens is determined to unearth the bastion.

“Without Fort Pitt, we would probably all be speaking French right now,” says Will Rouleau, co-founder of SaveFortPitt.org.

The odds are against Rouleau’s group, however.

More here….

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