Sooo…. who is up for a little road trip to Beaver Falls this weekend!
I’ve been noticing that the two previous posts on the Moltrup Steel Mansion have been getting a lot of visits recently. So I thought I would check back and see if this house was still for sale.
The Multrup Steel Mansion located at 914 8th Ave is still for sale and the price has been reduced to $49,000. There is a new listing agent for the property, Carol Tomayko, her team has been very responsive to questions.
You can read a history of the Moltrup Steel… Read the rest
Update 1/18/2018 – Open house on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
This Beaver Falls mansion was built by the family who owned the Moltrup Steel manufacturing plant in 1914. When I first profiled this building for historic preservation month in May, 2017. The house was listed for $80,500. (You can see all of the posts that I wrote for historic preservation month here.)
The post on the Moltrup Steel Mansion that is for sale in Beaver Falls has continued to be popular and I went to see if the house had sold. The 5 bedroom, 4 bath house is still available… Read the rest
This spring the Post-Gazette published an article about the Ladies’ GAR Home in Swissvale. (“Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Swissvale home has history on its side, but little else” Post-Gazette, March 13, 2017). The online version of the article doesn’t have a photo, but I knew that if this building was visible from the train, it was worth learning more about.
It is so oddly obscure that a very observant and history-loving Barry Alfonso, a writer who lives in Swissvale, saw it for the first time on an Amtrak train. The tracks pass along what used to be the front gate.… Read the rest
If there is one house you learn about from our month long series for historic preservation month, the The National Negro Opera Company House in Homewood is the house to remember. This house needs some love and unlike the other properties that I have posted about this month, I don’t know what the future holds for this place. I believe there is a huge opportunity for this building, but it is also a huge challenge.
The house, located at 7101 Apple Street in the Homewood Neighborhood, was built in 1908.
Three Reasons the National Negro Opera Company House is Important… Read the rest
I learned about the Gardener-Bailey house from this photo from Cam Miller (@CatLadyCam) on Instagram. Built in 1864, this building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Does anyone know the history of this grand old Victorian home?
The Gardener-Bailey house, built in 1864, is hidden away on W. Swissvale Ave in Edgewood section of Pittsburgh. It was placed on the National Register in 1974. #housesofpgh #housestalker #archilovers #architecture #detailsmatter #historicpgh
A post shared by Cam Miller (@catladycam) on Jan 11, 2017 at 1:07am PST… Read the rest