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Hawkins Village: A Community History

By October 27, 2023Press Room
A black and white photo of an early housing project community with 1950s cars, a boy on a bit, and a large tree in the foreground.

Hawkins Village Addition by John R. Shrader, 1956. Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh via Historic Pittsburgh, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center Collection.

Share your Hawkins Village Stories

The story of the Monongahela River Valley echoes through the communities who live, work, and play in them. Each neighborhood in every town has its own chapter. As Hawkins Village is about to embark on the next phase of its community story, Rivers of Steel wants to help collect and preserve its history by recording your memories.

Did you live in Hawkins Village? Your voice is important! Rivers of Steel wants to hear from you, and we want to preserve your memories in our archives. Contact Kirsten Paine at or (716) 640-4543. She will work with you over the course of 45 minutes to an hour to create a recording of your memories of the historic Hawkins Village, some of which will be showcased in the new Heritage Highlands Community Center.