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McKees Rocks in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Presston

 
 
Presston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Presston Marker
Inscription. Pressed Steel Car Company provided worker housing at substantial cost to employees, keeping them in constant debt. During the 1909 McKees Rocks strike against the company, immigrant workers were evicted from their homes. The evictions led to the August 22 “Bloody Sunday Uprising” where at least 11 people died. The houses were sold after the company ceased operations in 1949. Constructed in 1899 as Schoenville, the neighborhood’s appearance remains similar to 1909.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 28.961′ N, 80° 3.771′ W. Marker is in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Street and Center Street, on the right when traveling north on Ohio Street. Click for map. Located by community park in Presston/McKees Rocks. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Kees Rocks PA 15136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michael A. Musmanno (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1909 McKee's Rocks Strike (approx. half a mile away); St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Davis Island Lock and Dam
Presston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Presston Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); McKees Rocks Mound (approx. 0.9 miles away); Greenstone United Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); The McKee Mansion (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Assisi (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McKees Rocks.
 
Also see . . .  Historical marker commemorates Presston. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Presston Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
3. Presston Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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