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Duquesne Light grant will help restore historic Pittsburgh park

Bob Bauder
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
The newly-added fountain at Allegheny Commons on the Northside on April 17, 2019. A newly-added fountain at Allegheny Commons Park on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

A grant from Duquesne Light Co. will help fund the next phase of restoration of a historic park in Pittsburgh’s North Side.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy announced Friday that Duquesne Light’s donation of nearly $500,000 would be used along with a state grant would pay for restoration of the park’s North Promenade along North Avenue.

It will pay for new park paths, LED lighting, benches, garbage receptacles and other amenities, according to the conservancy.

Officials announced the grant Thursday evening during a dedication ceremony for a new park fountain recently installed at the corner of North and Cedar avenues.

Allegheny Commons was built in 1867 in what was then Allegheny City, which was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1907. North Side groups including the Allegheny Commons Initiative and Northside Leadership Conference have been working with the conservancy for years to restore the park to its Victorian splendor.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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