The recent fire on Ridgeway Street devastated the home of a long-time resident of Polish Hill; Mr. Eugene Wind. His impact on Pittsburgh this holiday season is very visible —
The 36-foot Colorado blue spruce that stands as the backdrop to the statue of the late Mayor Richard Caliguiri in front of the City-County Building this holiday season was donated, after some hesitation, by 82-year-old Eugene Wind. Read the Post Gazette article
Mr. Wind’s home caught fire from a neighboring property on Monday December 1. He has lost his home of thirty years to the fire. Please stay tuned. The Post Gazette article mentioned the possibility of a fund to assist Mr. Wind in recovering basic household goods.