Erected on nearby Monument Hill, the original monument was an
elaborate structure, with multiple life-size figures, bas-reliefs,
commemorative panels, and a staircase leading to a balcony of stone
forty feet above the . . . — — Map (db m176894) WM
Has Been Designated A
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.
Henry Hobson Richardson, one of America's premier architects, designed this church (1884). . . . — — Map (db m176700) HM
Below this bridge was the first lock and dam built (1878-1885) on the Ohio River. This was the world's largest movable dam yet constructed, and included the world's first rolling lock gate and widest lock chamber. Built and operated by the United . . . — — Map (db m40201) HM
Frank George Lenz (1867-1894) was a celebrated cyclist and photographer from Pittsburgh, widely admired for his audacity and ingenuity, and well loved for his warmth and charm.
On May 15, 1892, thronged by an adoring public, he left his . . . — — Map (db m174373) HM
Pittsburgh is famous for its steel producing heritage;
it's infamous for its hills.
Beechview is not for the faint of heart, but that's part of its charm.
You don't just stroll through this neighborhood. You have to conquer it.
Canton Avenue . . . — — Map (db m163536) HM
The Dickson Log House is a well-preserved example of a late 18th-century log dwelling. It represents a common structure on the frontier of Pennsylvania in the 1790s, and is one of only a few such buildings preserved in the area north of the Ohio . . . — — Map (db m60570) HM
Founded 1776, in the Old Stone Manse in South Park, by Reverend John McMillan, pioneer minister and educator. It is the mother of five nearby churches and has given its name to the community. In the cemetery, 14 Revolutionary War soldiers from this . . . — — Map (db m122311) HM
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
In commemorating the history of the
United States of America
Built in 1888-1889 and dedicated March 30, . . . — — Map (db m99024) HM
In the largest work stoppage to that date, over 350,000 U.S. workers went off the job. Reverend Adalbert Kazincy, pastor of Saint Michael's here, championed the strikers and provided the church as a meeting place. The strike failed after 15 weeks. — — Map (db m47044) HM
Named for landowner Thomas Bradford. Bradford Woods was first settled along the Harmony Trolley Line as a summer retreat in the fresh country air. It was Incorporated so that a school could be established for the children of the community. — — Map (db m103658) HM
The "Flying Dutchman" was hailed as baseball's greatest shortstop and one of its finest all-around players. A lifelong Carnegie resident, born to German immigrants. Played for Louisville Colonels, 1897-1899, and the Pittsburgh Pirates from . . . — — Map (db m40682) HM
This historic chapel, a landmark in the Pittsburgh area since 1837, is the third building occupied by the congregation of the Beulah Presbyterian Church, which was organized in 1784. Preceeded by two log buildings, the chapel is built of bricks made . . . — — Map (db m122316) HM
Dedicated to the Citizens of Clairton who served our country with dignity and honor
A tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice in the name of God and country
L. . . . — — Map (db m205450) WM
Known as Woodville. Built 1785 by General John Neville; later occupied by his son, Colonel Presley Neville. Refuge of General Neville's family when some Whiskey Rebels burned his home at Bower Hill, July 17, 1794. — — Map (db m40979) HM
Known as “The Father of Flag Day,” he founded the American Flag Day Association and served as its president for fifty years. President Truman signed the Act of Congress that officially designated June 14 as Flag Day, with Kerr at his . . . — — Map (db m40980) HM
Near this site stood Fort Vance, a settlers fort built during the French and Indian War era by Revolutionary War Captain Robert Vance. Robert Vance was a member of the Virginia Regiment of the Colonial Army, under the command of George Washington, . . . — — Map (db m93567) HM
Near the corner of Second Avenue and Chestnut Street there was erected, about 1776, by Captain Robert Vance of Virginia.
Pioneer settler on this site, a stockade known as Montour Bottoms or Vance Fort
This stockade was manned by Washington . . . — — Map (db m60831) HM
On this site was located the isolation hospital erected in 1777 by General Edward Hand to care for troops at Fort Pitt. Blockhouses protected the original two-story log structure. — — Map (db m40394) HM
'Place of Beginning' at which the county survey commenced junction of Flaugherty Run and Ohio River created from Washington and Westmoreland counties. Approved by the General Assembly Sept. 24, 1788
Dedicated Sept. 24, 1988. — — Map (db m80705) HM
Founder Peter Shouse, built "Kentuckian," its first steamboat, in 1829. Sold 1837 to E. & N. Porter. By 1866 over 80 steamboats had been launched. The last was the 1727-ton "Great Republic," famed on the Mississippi River for its size and elegance. — — Map (db m201462) HM
Dedicated in memory of the following people who are buried within the gates of this cemetery
Ross Carter Rosie Cotter
Matilda Eberly Isabela Eberly
John Harris Joseph M. Harris
Margaret C. . . . — — Map (db m80709) HM
Dedicated To The Memory Of
the Boys from Dormont, Pa.
who made the supreme sacrifice
fighting for the cause of liberty
in the World War
Re-dedicated to the
Veterans of All Wars
Post . . . — — Map (db m181863) WM
Plant here began in 1886. Acquired by Andrew Carnegie in 1890, then by United States Steel in 1901. Workers here implemented advances in rolling mill and blast furnace processes before 1914; in pollution control, 1953. At peak of operations they . . . — — Map (db m45001) HM
Inventor of air brake and some 400 other devices. Developed AC transmission of electric current. Spent creative years in Pittsburgh and founded the industry which bears his name. — — Map (db m40648) HM
Renowned editor, abolitionist, Civil War nurse, advocate of women's rights and temperance. Also author of "Half a Century, 1815-1865." Born Jane Grey Cannon at Pittsburgh December 6, 1815; died in old homestead on this site on July 22, 1884. — — Map (db m45002) HM
Composer of "Narcissus," "The Rosary," and other well-known musical works, was born November 25, 1862, at Vineacre, a property adjoining the far end of this street. Died February 17, 1901, at New Haven, Connecticut. — — Map (db m39943) HM
Here were the boatyards of John and Samuel Walker, a major center for building boats for western waters. A ship launched in 1793 at these yards reached Philadelphia via New Orleans. — — Map (db m41772) HM
A tribute to our men and women of our community who served their country
WORLD WAR I
Barton, Hobart, Sr.
☆ Burke, Charles
Cavanaugh, . . . — — Map (db m205558) WM
Elizabeth's first burying ground dates back to the laying out of the town in 1787. Though few markers remain, the people of Elizabeth wish to pay tribute to the past and to those who helped make their home what it is today — — Map (db m205552) HM
This pioneer settler of Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam aboard the ship Mortonhouse in 1729. He and his wife Mary lived for a time near Hagerstown, Maryland and after the Braddock and Forbes . . . — — Map (db m63078) HM
Dedicated To Those Who Served
Our Country Faithfully
World War 1
Maines William . . . — — Map (db m204659) WM
On this site in 1923, Westinghouse opened a special radio facility to experiment with long-distance transmissions. Led by Frank Conrad, engineers here demonstrated the vital role of high-frequency short waves in sending broadcasts around the world. — — Map (db m40901) HM
Gateway to the West and steel center of the world. Named for William Pitt by General Forbes after the fall of French Fort Duquesne in 1758. Laid out as a town by John Campbell in 1764. Incorporated as a city, 1816. — — Map (db m75099) HM
The worlds 1st industrial Van de Graaff generator was created by Westinghouse Research Labs in 1937 as an early experiment with atomic energy. The 5-story pear-shaped structure is located here. The company remained active in establishing US . . . — — Map (db m47038) HM
One of the nation's earliest and most successful river navigation systems, its series of locks and dams, begun in 1838, has provided year-round navigation between Pittsburgh and Fairmont, West Virginia. Millions of tons of coal shipped through the . . . — — Map (db m56942) HM
Hunters, traders, warriors, militia, war captives, and diplomats all used this early Native American path, which passed this location, for most of the 1700s as part of a regional network of trails. It provided a direct route between Fort . . . — — Map (db m40355) HM
Built by Robert G. Woodside (1876-1964) to resemble his father's ancestral Irish cottage. Woodside was an attorney, decorated war veteran, founder of the VFW, co-chair of American Battle Monuments Commission, Allegheny Co. Sheriff & Controller. . . . — — Map (db m78052) HM
Home of Robert G. Woodside (1876-1964). Decorated war veteran, attorney, American Battle Monuments Commission, founder of VFW, Allegheny Co. Sheriff & Controller. Awarded Medal of Freedom by Pres. Eisenhower in 1954. — — Map (db m78055) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m96077) HM
- Brothers, fathers, husbands, uncles, and sons who worked in the coal mines now diminished, descending into darkness and danger known to few others to simply support self and family.
- The hundreds tragically killed in the . . . — — Map (db m197590) HM
Opened in 1948, this former Pittsburgh Racing Association racetrack was the site of the 1956 final performance of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus under the Big Top. Rising railroad costs, changing technology, labor troubles, space . . . — — Map (db m57519) HM
Oldest Episcopal Church in southwestern Pennsylvania, founded after the French and Indian War by veteran Major William Lea on his land grant. Francis Reno was the first vicar. Church members included General John Neville, the unpopular tax collector . . . — — Map (db m40978) HM
Erected by the members of the Steel Worker Organizing Committee Local Unions in memory of the iron and steel workers who were killed in Homestead, PA., on July 6, 1892, while striking against the Carnegie Steel Company in defense of their American . . . — — Map (db m156112) HM
Completed, early 1892. Through that summer, it was headquarters for the strike committee of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. Telegraph lines installed here transmitted the news from journalists who were covering the Homestead . . . — — Map (db m44871) HM
This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.
This was the headquarters of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steelworkers at the time of the Homestead Strike. It is one of the . . . — — Map (db m44873) HM
Standing at the foot of the Homestead Grays Bridge, Chiodo's Tavern embodied the spirit of Homestead and the Steel Valley. Originally the Trautman Hotel, the building housed a restaurant and bar for over 105 continuous years.
The longest . . . — — Map (db m156111) HM
United States Secretary of Labor, 1933-1945. Visited Homestead July 1933 to discuss New Deal policy. Local authorities barred her from meeting with aggrieved steelworkers in nearby Frick Park. Undeterred, she moved the assembly to federal property . . . — — Map (db m44867) HM
Labor leader, workers' advocate. Arrested and jailed in Homestead for speaking to striking steelworkers, 1919. When a judge asked who gave her a permit to speak publicly, she replied, "Patrick Henry. Thomas Jefferson. John Adams!" — — Map (db m44869) HM
This ingot buggy holding two ingot molds stands as a symbol of the massive Homestead Steel Works—the mill that dominated the landscape and economy of this area from the completion in 1881 until it shut down in 1986.
After steel was . . . — — Map (db m156115) HM
Legendary baseball team that dominated the Negro Baseball Leagues during the first half of the 20th century. Founded by steelworkers in 1900, the Grays inspired African Americans locally and across the nation. Led by Cumberland Posey Jr., they won . . . — — Map (db m40890) HM
A Permanent record and tribute to "Our Boys" of Elrama and Floreffe who answered the call of our country in the World War. 1914 - 1918
P. I. Smith
Wm. Roy Bressler
Eugine McDermott . . . — — Map (db m206854) WM
In honor of those who served
Floreffe PA. in the
☆ Robert Guy Brown ☆
☆ James C. Dewar ☆
Leo A. Stanton
Paul E. Stanton
Michael R. Stanton
Terry L. Stanton
Raymond F. Girman . . . — — Map (db m206674) WM
In honor of those who served Floreffe Pa. in the
Raymond C. Biddle Sr.
Grant E. Fleegle
Regis S. Lantz
Fredrick L. King Jr.
☆ Charles Delafield ☆
Thomas . . . — — Map (db m206735) WM
Barton, Glenn Jr.
Barton, James L. Jr.
Barton, Joseph F.
Barrow, Robert E.
Bendel, Calvin C.
Bendel, Charles E.
Bendel, David O.
Bendel, Henry L.
☆ Bendel, Jacob
Bendel, Richard . . . — — Map (db m207016) WM
Governmental and judicial center for Yohogania, a county erected by Virginia in asserting its claim to western Pennsylvania from 1777 to 1780. The site is on the hilltop opposite. — — Map (db m44986) HM
Founded here in 1917 at Sunny Hill, the former home of David and Margaret Watson, it began as a residential school for disabled children. In 1952, Dr. Jonas Salk, assisted by medical director Dr. Jessie Wright, began the first human testing of his . . . — — Map (db m129888) HM
Pennsylvania bank barn named after Philip Elias Fry (1868-1946), a highly skilled carpenter who built many barns in Marshall Township. Donated by Claude and James Herbert and moved to this site in 1992 from Adoph and Bertha's Frye's former farm on . . . — — Map (db m87213) HM
E.V. Babcock - The Father of Allegheny County Parks
We have E.V. Babcock to thank for starting Allegheny County's remarkable park system. Edward Vose Babcock (1864-1948) was born and raised on a farm near Fulton, New York. He . . . — — Map (db m114185) HM
The names of the heroic
men and women of this parish
who served in the armed forces
of our country during World War II
are indelibly inscribed on this tablet
Those killed in combat abroad
Akanowicz, Edward A.
Banczak, Walter J. . . . — — Map (db m177516) WM
Adamson, Robert E.
Amon, Regis G.
Andrews, Albert E.
Arch, John Francis
Arch, Joseph Paul
Arch, Robert Regis
Arlet, George W.
Artinger, Charles M.
Artinger, Frank R.
Artinger, . . . — — Map (db m178816) WM
Largest Native American burial mound in Western Pennsylvania (16 feet high & 85 feet wide). It was hand-built by the Adena people between 200 BC and 100 AD and later used by the Hopewell people. Late 19th century excavations uncovered 33 skeletons . . . — — Map (db m40899) HM
From whom McKeesport derives its name, first permanent white settler at the forks of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers in 1755. The Colonial Government granted to him exclusive right of ferrage over these rivers April 3, 1769, called . . . — — Map (db m29962) HM
In 1934 this McKeesport native became the 1st woman to pilot a commercial airliner. Discriminated against because she was a woman, she resigned within a year and went on to become the 1st woman licensed instructor by the Civil Aeronautics . . . — — Map (db m47040) HM
On April 21, 1947, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon debated the Taft-Hartley Labor-Management Relations Act at the Penn-McKee Hotel. The first debate between the two House Labor Committee members was a precursor to the iconic Kennedy-Nixon . . . — — Map (db m54922) HM
Incorporated 1869, the works began production here, 1872. By 1901, when it became a subsidiary of United States Steel, this was the world's largest pipe producer. Major advances in inspection techniques originated here. Plant operations ceased in . . . — — Map (db m47041) HM
An influential leader of the Seneca Nation in this area and ally of the British during the time of the French & Indian War. Encamped near here when George Washington paid respects to her, 1753. Died, 1754; according to legend, buried nearby. — — Map (db m47042) HM
Inspired by the good turn of an English Scout, he brought the Scouting movement to the United States. His efforts led to the incorporation of Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C., on February 8, 1910, and to its chartering by Congress on June . . . — — Map (db m40917) HM
A militia captain during the American Revolution and civic leader in the early republic, Meeks was a petitioner to create Allegheny County in 1787. While making his living as a farmer, he took up arms to defend western Pa. during conflict and war. . . . — — Map (db m40221) HM
September 11, 2011
The Tenth Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks on the United States of America
The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company and the Township of Moon
Dedicate this memorial in memory of the 2,752 persons who lost their lives . . . — — Map (db m130046) WM
Designed and built in 1943 by the federal government as defense worker housing. Mooncrest residents produced armor plate, munitions, and ships at the nearby Dravo Corporation during World War II. Operated by U.S. Air Force after 1945; homes sold to . . . — — Map (db m40222) HM
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