Glen Osborne in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Count Noble / Mildmay Park Beauty
Across this lawn frolicked Count Noble (1879-1891). He has been called the greatest dog that ever lived. Count Noble sired generations of field and show champion English Setters and is a pillar of the breed in America. Bred by Richard Llewellin, he was imported from England and owned by Benjamin Frederick Wilson (1830-1896). Born in Wales, B.F. Wilson was a banker and captain of industry in the Iron City. The B.F. Wilson house and adjacent J. Barr Haines house were razed in 1973 for the construction of the Osborne Elementary School. A life-sized portrait of Count Noble by E.H. Osthaus (1858-1928) hangs in the Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh. The New York Times reported the death of Count Noble on January 22, 1891. His body was mounted and displayed at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. In 1999, the Count Noble exhibit was transferred to the National Bird Dog Museum, Grand Junction, Tennessee.
Mildmay Park Beauty
The residence of B.F. Wilson stood on this site in what was originally called Osborne Station. His wife, Susannah Roberts Wilson (1847-1919),
Erected 2011 by Sewickley Valley Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1891.
Location. 40° 31.849′ N, 80° 10.054′ W. Marker is in Glen Osborne, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Beaver Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at Osborne Elementary School in Glen Osborne. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1414 Beaver Street, Sewickley PA 15143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Western Pennsylvania Tuskegee Airmen Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Depreciation Lands Survey (approx. Flatiron Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sewickley Public Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Sewickley Post Office (approx. one mile away); Atwell-Christy House (approx. one mile away); St. Matthews African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. one mile away); Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. (approx. one mile away).
Also see . . . Honoring Count Noble, the 'Man O'War of English setters'. (Submitted on July 24, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.