All Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 27.
small text medium text large text

The Point: The Town Ducking Stool


An old history of Allegheny county records that at one time the town ducking stool was located on the Point, and that offenders, ranking from wives who too persistently annoyed their husbands with small talk, to petty thieves, there did watery penance for their transgressions against the peace of the community. (25)


Narrative. Outline. Neighborhoods. Main Menu.