Presston (HMRE5)

Location: McKees Rocks, PA 15136 Allegheny County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 28.961', W 80° 3.771'

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Pressed Steel Car Company provided worker housing at substantial cost to employees, keeping them in constant debt. During the 1909 McKees Rocks strike against the company, immigrant workers were evicted from their homes. The evictions led to the August 22 "Bloody Sunday Uprising" where at least 11 people died. The houses were sold after the company ceased operations in 1949. Constructed in 1899 as Schoenville, the neighborhood's appearance remains similar to 1909.
HM NumberHMRE5
Year Placed2009
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 579429 N 4481754
Decimal Degrees40.48268333, -80.06285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 28.961', W 80° 3.771'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 28' 57.66" N, 80° 3' 46.26" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 97 Ohio St, McKees Rocks PA 15136, US
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