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Demolition of former Pittsburgh Playhouse continues

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Demolition of the former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland is seen on Aug. 8, 2019.
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Demolition of the former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland is seen on Aug. 8, 2019.
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Demolition of the former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland is seen on Aug. 8, 2019.
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Demolition of the former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland is seen on Aug. 8, 2019.
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Demolition of the former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland is seen on Aug. 8, 2019.
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Demolition of the former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland is seen on Aug. 8, 2019.
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Demolition of the former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland is seen on Aug. 8, 2019.
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Demolition of the former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland is seen on Aug. 8, 2019.
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Demolition of the former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland is seen on Aug. 8, 2019.

Demolition of the Pittsburgh Playhouse buildings in Oakland is underway.

The site of live theater since the 1930s, the structures became vacant last year when the new Pittsburgh Playhouse opened Downtown as part of Point Park University’s ongoing expansion. The Oakland site will be sold by Point Park for development.

The Playhouse began in one building on Craft Place, near today’s Magee-Womens Hospital, and added more over the decades. One was the original Tree of Life synagogue building, dedicated in 1906, which became available when the congregation moved to Squirrel Hill in 1952.

Point Park took over Pittsburgh Playhouse in 1968.

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