August Wilson's Home: A Place in History

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August Wilson's childhood home in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pa., was built in the early 1800's. Paul Ellis Jr. hide caption

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August Wilson's House

August Wilson's childhood home in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pa., was built in the early 1800's.

Paul Ellis Jr.

The late playwright August Wilson set his critically acclaimed plays in a Pittsburgh neighborhood known as the Hill District. Wilson's nephew, Paul Ellis Jr., offers a commentary about why he's fighting to save the place that Wilson called home.

Ellis recently purchased his uncle's childhood home. He plans to restore the entire building, making it an African American historic landmark in Pittsburgh.

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