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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Allegheny County, PA (553) Armstrong County, PA (23) Beaver County, PA (218) Butler County, PA (52) Washington County, PA (343) Westmoreland County, PA (133)  AlleghenyCounty(553) Allegheny County (553)  ArmstrongCounty(23) Armstrong County (23)  BeaverCounty(218) Beaver County (218)  ButlerCounty(52) Butler County (52)  WashingtonCounty(343) Washington County (343)  WestmorelandCounty(133) Westmoreland County (133)
Pittsburgh is the county seat for Allegheny County
Adjacent to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
      Armstrong County (23)  
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      Butler County (52)  
      Washington County (343)  
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1Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Allegheny West, Allegheny Center — Peter C. Reiners Soldiers' Monument
Massillon Stone 1871 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
2Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Allegheny West, Allegheny-West — Emmanuel Episcopal Church — National Historic Landmark —
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
3Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Avalon — Davis Island Lock and Dam
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
4Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Avalon — Greenstone United Methodist Church — Historic Landmark —
Greenstone United Methodist Church 1906Map (db m97624) HM
5Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Baldwin, Hazelwood — Pittsburgh's Lost Cyclist — Three Rivers Heritage Trail
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
6Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Beechview — This is the Steepest Street in the Continental United States — Canton Avenue
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
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7Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Bell Acres — Depreciation Lands Survey — Historical Landmark
Depreciation Lands Survey of 1785 North/South dividing line Daniel Leet & Nathaniel BreadingMap (db m185583) HM
8Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Ben Avon — Dickson Log House
Built circa 1797 by Ben Avon's First Family. Reconstructed in 1984 using the original logs.Map (db m162498) HM
9Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Ben Avon — The Dickson Log House
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
10Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Bethel Park — 58 — Bethel Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
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
11Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Braddock — Braddock Carnegie Library — Historic Landmark —
Braddock Carnegie Library 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
12Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Braddock — The Great Steel Strike of 1919
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
13Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Bradford Woods — Borough of Bradford Woods — May 3, 1915
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
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14Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Bridgeville — Bridgeville Railroad Depot — Historic Landmark
Bridgeville Public Library, Built c.1870 as Bridgeville Railroad DepotMap (db m160846) HM
15Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Bridgeville — Veterans Memorial
In memory of all who have served our nationMap (db m198541) WM
16Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Carnegie — Honus Wagner — (1874-1955)
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
17Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Churchill — 59 — Beulah Chapel — Erected in 1837 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
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
18Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Clairton, Large — Memory Lane — Instituted Oct. 1944
By Clairton Chapter Blue Star Mothers of America to commemorate the lives and services of our sons who fought and died for their country.Map (db m205443) WM
19Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Clairton, Large — Veterans Memorial
Designed and erected by THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF CLAIRTON in honor of those of our community who served our country in times of warMap (db m205418) WM
20Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Clairton, Large — Veterans Memorial
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 (Left Panel): Americo Agostini • Horace Alford • L. . . . Map (db m205450) WM
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21Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Clairton, Large — Veterans Memorial — July 4, 1976
(Title is Text)Map (db m205534) WM
22Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Clairton, Large — World War II Memorial
City of Clairton First Ward in honor of the men and women serving our country World War IIMap (db m205441) WM
23Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Collier Township — Neville House
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
24Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Collier Township — Walker-Ewing Log House — Historic Landmark
Built c. 1795Map (db m70113) HM
25Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Collier Township — William T. Kerr — (1868-1953)
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
26Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Coraopolis — Fort Vance
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
27Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Coraopolis — Vance Fort — Reported missing
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
28Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Crafton — Hand's Hospital
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
29Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Crescent Township — Allegheny County
'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
30Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Crescent Township — Shousetown Boatyard
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
31Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Crescent Township — Shousetown Cemetery Memorial
Dedicated in memory of the following people who are buried within the gates of this cemetery Ross Carter Rosie Cotter Margaret Cotter ------------ Matilda Eberly Isabela Eberly ------------ John Harris Joseph M. Harris Margaret C. . . . Map (db m80709) HM
32Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Dormont — Borough of Dormont Pool — Historic Landmark —
Borough of Dormont Pool 1920Map (db m72864) HM
33Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Dormont, South Hills — Veterans Memorial — "Lest We Forget"
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 1917 1918 —————————— Re-dedicated to the Veterans of All Wars by McCormick-Dorman Post . . . Map (db m181863) WM
34Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Duquesne — Duquesne Steel Works
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
35Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, East Pittsburgh — George Westinghouse
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
36Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Edgewood, Regent Square — Jane Grey Swisshelm
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
37Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Edgeworth — Ethelbert Nevin
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
38Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Edgeworth — Shields Presbyterian Church — Historic Landmark —
Shields Presbyterian Church J.W. Kerr, Architect 1868-69Map (db m78419) HM
39Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Elizabeth — Elizabeth
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
40Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Elizabeth — Elizabeth Township Honor Roll — Dist. No. 9
A tribute to our men and women of our community who served their country WORLD WAR I 1914 • 1918 Barton, Hobart, Sr. • Brown, Jack • Brown, Thomas • ☆ Burke, Charles • Burke, William • Butcher George • Cavanaugh, . . . Map (db m205558) WM
41Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Elizabeth — The Old Graveyard
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 todayMap (db m205552) HM
42Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Elizabeth — Walker House — 1844
Historic LANDMARK Walker House 1844 Pittsburgh History & Landmarks FoundationMap (db m205554) HM
43Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Elizabeth Township — George Adam Weddell — (1712-1796)
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
44Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Elizabeth Township — Mustard Veterans Honor Roll
Honor Roll Erected as a lasting tribute to the men of the community of Victory who served their country in World Wars I and IIMap (db m160339) WM
45Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Ella Hollow — Ella Hollow Honor Roll
Dedicated To Those Who Served Our Country Faithfully World War 1 Benedict Ernest • Davies Enny • Davies Dave • Davies John • Grilli Peter • Halechko Nick • Holdi Mike • Holdi John • Kozenski Charles • Maines William • . . . Map (db m204659) WM
46Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Emsworth — Kenny Memorial Field Flagpole
Dedicated as a lasting tribute to those who with unselfish devotion served the flag of our country which under God is the protector of all seekers of freedom.Map (db m140183) WM
47Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Emsworth — Lance Corporal Patrick B. Kenny
A son, a brother, a young man from Emsworth, but most of all a hero who gave his life in the protection of those he left behind. God bless you Patrick and SEMPER FIDELIS.Map (db m140165) WM
48Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Etna — All Saints Church — Historic Landmark —
All Saints Church John Theodore Comes, architect 1914 Map (db m82015) HM
49Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Forest Hills — Pioneer Short-Wave Station
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
50Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Forest Hills — Pittsburgh
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
51Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Forest Hills — Westinghouse Atom Smasher
The world’s 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
52Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Forward Township — Monongahela River Navigation System
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
53Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Franklin Park — Kuskusky Path
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
54Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Franklin Park — Stone Mansion — (1935)
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
55Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Franklin Park — Stone Mansion — (1935)
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
56Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Franklin Park — Trinity German Evangelical Lutheran Church — Historic Landmark —
Trinity German Evangelical Lutheran Church Built 1868Map (db m65236) HM
57Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Glen Osborne — Count Noble / Mildmay Park Beauty
Side A Count Noble 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
58Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Glenfield — Glenfield War Memorial
World War I World War II Korean Conflict Vietnam Era Map (db m92479) WM
59Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Harmar Township, Acmetonia — Allegheny Valley Coal Miners Memorial
We Honor - 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
60Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Harrison Township — Burtner House — Historic Landmark
Built 1821Map (db m74890) HM
61Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Heidelberg — Heidelberg Raceway and Sports Arena
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
62Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Heidelberg — Old Saint Luke's Church
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
63Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — 1892 Homestead Strike Memorial
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
64Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — Bost Building
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
65Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — Bost Building — Has Been Designated A — National Historic Landmark —
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
66Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — Chiodo's Tavern — Spirit of Homestead
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
67Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — Frances Perkins
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
68Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
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
69Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — Steel on the Move — The Ingot Buggy
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
70Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — The Homestead Grays
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
71Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — Veterans Memorial
To those who servedMap (db m156109) WM
72Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the patriots of the Homestead District who served in the World War 1917 - 1919Map (db m156113) WM
73Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homestead — World War II Memorial
In honor of the fighting men of World War II Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 373 Homestead PA Incorporated March 28, 1920 Dedicated Memorial Day 2002 Map (db m156114) HM WM
74Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Homewood, Homewood South — Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church — Ralph A. Cram 1928-30 — Historic Landmark —
[Title is text]Map (db m181923) HM
75Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Jefferson Hills, Large — Honor Roll
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 F. Withers • P. I. Smith • Arthur Flynn • Arnold Keegle • Wm. Roy Bressler • Eugine McDermott . . . Map (db m206854) WM
76Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Jefferson Hills, Large — Lest We Forget
In honor of those who served Floreffe PA. in the Vietnam War ☆ 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
77Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Jefferson Hills, Large — Lest We Forget
In honor of those who served Floreffe Pa. in the Korean War John Moresea • Raymond C. Biddle Sr. • Grant E. Fleegle • Regis S. Lantz • Fredrick L. King Jr. • ☆ Charles Delafield ☆ • Ralph Heckman • Thomas . . . Map (db m206735) WM
78Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Jefferson Hills, Large — These We Honor — 1941 • 1945
Barton, Glenn Jr. • Barton, James L. Jr. • Barton, Joseph F. • Barrow, Robert E. • Bavin, Frank • Bendel, Calvin C. • Bendel, Charles E. • Bendel, David O. • Bendel, Henry L. • ☆ Bendel, Jacob • Bendel, Joseph • Bendel, Richard . . . Map (db m207016) WM
79Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Jefferson Hills, Large — Yohogania Courthouse
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
80Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Leet Township — D.T. Watson Home for Crippled Children
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
81Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Leetsdale — Leetsdale Veterans Memorial
To the men and women of Leetsdale who helped preserve the freedoms of humanity for all ages to come.Map (db m63501) WM
82Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Marshall Township — Elias Fry Barn
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
83Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McCandless Township, Allison Park — E.V. Babcock-The Father of Allegheny County Parks / Creation - Ecology - Culture
Side A 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
84Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKees Rocks — Saint Mary's Parish World War II Memorial
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
85Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKees Rocks — Saint Mary's World War II Honor Roll
Adamson, Robert E. • Amon, Regis G. • Amon, Vincent • Andrews, Albert E. • Arch, John Francis • Arch, Joseph Paul • Arch, Robert Regis • Ardinger, Harry • Arlet, George W. • Artinger, Charles M. • Artinger, Frank R. • Artinger, . . . Map (db m178816) WM
86Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKees Rocks — The McKee Mansion
At this site on October Twentieth, 1770, George Washington dined at the home of Alexander McKee.Map (db m87212) HM
87Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKees Rocks, McKees Rocks Bottoms — McKees Rocks Mound
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
88Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKees Rocks, McKees Rocks Bottoms — St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church — Historic Landmark —
St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church 1922 Carlton Strong, architectMap (db m82111) HM
89Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKeesport — David McKee — 1710-1795
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
90Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKeesport — Helen Richey — (1909-1947)
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
91Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKeesport — Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate
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
92Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKeesport — National Tube Works
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
93Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, McKeesport — Queen Aliquippa
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
94Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Millvale — St. Nicholas Croatian Church — Historic Landmark —
St. Nicholas Croatian Church 1900, Frederick Sauer, Architect Murals 1937, Maxo VankaMap (db m82018) HM
95Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Monroeville — Monroeville Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m206551) WM
96Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Monroeville — William D. Boyce — (1858-1929)
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
97Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Moon Township — Hyeholde — Historic Landmark —
Hyeholde William Kryskill, designer 1931-38; 1952Map (db m94365) HM
98Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Moon Township — Joshua Meeks — (1731-1818)
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
99Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Moon Township — Moon Township September 11th Memorial
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
100Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Moon Township — Mooncrest
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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