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

Redman's Mills

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2021
1. Redman's Mill Marker
Inscription.  John Redman owned and operated a saw mill near Beck's Run Road along the Monongahela River near Page Dairy Mart. In 1866, his company processed 400,000 cubic feet of logs, making three million feet of lumber. The thriving community prospered with a boat building industry started by Redman. The American Glass Works originally opened in 1865 at 21st and Mary Streets. In 1886, they opened a separate plant, located at Redman Mills when a split in the company occurred. The earliest known ad for the firm, issued in 1887, advertised a specialty in amber, green and "Pittsburgh Flint" (colorless) glass bottles for beer, soda and mineral water. American Glass Works closed their doors in April of 1904. However this prospering locale also boasted stores, hotels, an inn, a train station, one school and a post office which closed December 15, 1914. Looking straight ahead and above this sign, the stone foundation you see is believed to be from that original post office at Redman's Mills.

Photographs courtesy of Page Dairy Mart and The Baldwin Historical Society. Design and production Modern Reproductions, Inc.
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2021
2. Three Rivers Heritage Trail
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Location. 40° 24.558′ N, 79° 57.27′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Three Rivers Heritage Trail 1.4 miles south of Hot Metal Bridge, on the right when traveling south. Not accessible to motorized vehicles. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 4600 East Carson Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Flood Of 1936 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coal Tipple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittsburgh's Lost Cyclist (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eliza Furnace (approx. 1.2 miles away); Iron and Steel Workers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jones and Laughlin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hazelwood: A Rivertown Rich in History (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of the Riverfront. (Submitted on June 1, 2021.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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