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Symphony to honor Block House at concert

| Monday, June 9, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
The Block House in Point State Park Tuesday June 4, 2013.
James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Block House in Point State Park Tuesday June 4, 2013.
The Fort Pitt Museum and Block House will host Veterans Day activities on Nov. 11, 2017
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The Fort Pitt Museum and Block House will host Veterans Day activities on Nov. 11, 2017
Pittsburgh's Point State Park has earned accolades from the American Planning Association as one of the group’s 10 Great Public Spaces.
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Pittsburgh's Point State Park has earned accolades from the American Planning Association as one of the group’s 10 Great Public Spaces.
The earliest known photograph of the Block House, taken around 1890 before the building was given to the Daughters of the American Revolution. At the time of the photograph, the Block House was in use as a tenement with a family living on the second floor and another family occupying the first floor. The people featured in the photograph are unknown, but they may include some of the actual inhabitants of the Block House.
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The earliest known photograph of the Block House, taken around 1890 before the building was given to the Daughters of the American Revolution. At the time of the photograph, the Block House was in use as a tenement with a family living on the second floor and another family occupying the first floor. The people featured in the photograph are unknown, but they may include some of the actual inhabitants of the Block House.
Archaeologist Christine Davis looks over a display case of artifacts on Aug. 21, 2013, that were found at the Fort Pitt Block House during a dig over the weekend at Point State Park.
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Archaeologist Christine Davis looks over a display case of artifacts on Aug. 21, 2013, that were found at the Fort Pitt Block House during a dig over the weekend at Point State Park.

The Pittsburgh Symphony will honor the Fort Pitt Block House on its 250th anniversary by playing Aaron Copland's “Letter from Home” at its Three Rivers Arts Festival concert at 7 p.m. June 9 in Point State Park.

The Block House, Pittsburgh's oldest authenticated structure, will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitors to the Block House are asked to park behind the Fort Pitt Museum.

Details: 412-471-1764 or www.fortpittblockhouse.com.

Mark Kanny is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at mkanny@tribweb.com.

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