March 10, 2020
“The Convoluted History of Squirrel Hill’s Roads”
Speaker: Helen Wilson, Vice-President of SHHS
Squirrel Hill has more than 200 streets, roads, avenues, places, courts, ways, lanes, bridges, and even a boulevard and interstate highway and tunnel. Some are so old they started out as Indian trails. Others are so new they were just created this past year. During the course of Squirrel Hill’s history, some of its roads have been rerouted, renamed, and repaved. This presentation will take a look at how and why Squirrel Hill’s roads came into being.
About the Speaker:
Helen Wilson, Vice-President of SHHS, has been researching and writing about the history of Squirrel Hill for more than 12 years. She has given a number of talks at the SHHS and other organizations, including the CMU and Pitt Osher programs, and continues to uncover fascinating new information about the history of the community.