Monster On the Allegheny . . . And Other Lawrenceville Stories
by Allan Becer, James Wudarczyk and Jude Wudarczyk and edited by Cyndy Wudarczyk is without doubt the most well known among the Lawrenceville history series. First released in 1993, it quickly sold out and five additional printings followed in rapid succession. After being out of print for more than a decade an updated version was released in 2005. This book tells the tale of the monster on the Allegheny, answers the question of why president Grant came to Lawrenceville, lets us know whose tombstone lies in the public library, informs us how Henry Baldwin Foster (Stephen Foster’s brother) met his tragic doom, and much, much more. With over 200 pages, extensive index, beautiful four color, laminated cover and internal pictures, this book is a bargain. Beautiful artwork and photographs are by Barb Simon, Dan Simkins, and Jude Wudarczyk. Each of the fourteen chapters is a separate story. ~ Sold Out ~
A Doughboy’s Tale . . . and More Lawrenceville Stories
by James Wudarczyk, Jude Wudarczyk, Allan Becer and Daren Stanchak was released in 2004. A corrected edition came out in 2005. It is a tantalizing history of the community being another collection of true stories. The time spans from colonial America to present day. Topics include George Washington’s visit to the region, William B. Foster (Stephen Foster’s father), Mary Schenley, the Railroad Strike of 1877, Pittsburgh’s first recreation center, the Arsenal Board of Trade, Lillian Russell, Lawrenceville’s WWI monuments, Matt Cvetic, and much more. The book has 184 pages with an extensive index and internal photos. The beautiful four color, laminated cover, and fifteen chapters, each a true story, makes this book a treasure to have on any bookshelf.
In Loving Memory . . . and Still More Lawrenceville Stories
by Ray Oin, James Wudarczyk and Jude Wudarczyk is the third book in the series. The book continues exploring little known events and landmarks in one of Pittsburgh’s oldest neighborhoods. Beautiful artwork and photographs are by Barb Simon, Dan Simkins, and Jude Wudarczyk. Each of the fourteen chapters is a separate story. It was written to satisfy a demand for information on the area’s cemeteries, hospitals, and colorful personages. The 208 pages include photographs and an extensive index. The beautiful four color, laminated cover, and informative text makes this books a must for anyone that loves Pittsburgh history. ~ Sold Out ~