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October 1, 1998

Happy 100th!

Yesteryear returns today at the William Pitt Union (WPU) as the historic Oakland landmark, formerly the Hotel Schenley, celebrates its centennial with a day-long party from 11 a.m-8 p.m. Antique cars, classic films, and ragtime and Banjo Club music are a few of the throwback attractions, highlighted by the cutting of a birthday cake at noon. There also will be horse-drawn carriage rides, mimes, stilt walkers and a barbershop quartet. Events are free and open to the public.

From left: Chris Chergi, assistant director of Student Activities and WPU manager; Janie Pekich, WPU reservationist, and Donora Craighead, administrative secretary, Learning Skills and Development Center, get into the spirit of the late 1890s. In the William Pitt Union atrium, Victorian attire will be available for those who want to have their own "antique" photos snapped.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 31 Issue 3

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