Pittsburgh Then and Now: Taylor Allderdice High School

A number of famous celebrities have graduated from the Squirrel Hill high school.


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Taylor Allderdice High School, now known as Pittsburgh Allderdice, opened in 1927 at the corner of Shady Avenue and Forward Street in Squirrel Hill. The school was named for Squirrel Hill resident Taylor Allderdice, who was a member of the city’s first school board and president of National Tube Company, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel.


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Among its notable alumni are comedian Marty Allen, sportscaster Myron Cope, Pittsburgh mayors Richard Caliguiri and Bob O’Connor, Hollywood directors Rob Marshall and Antoine Fuqua, performer Billy Porter, rapper Wiz Khalifa and musician Mac Miller.

Pittsburgh Then & Now is a yearlong series in celebration of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 50th anniversary where we explore the changes that have happened across the region from 1969 until present-day. Read more Then & Now stories here.

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