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You are now standing in the Biergarten. Originally, this served as the area where horse-drawn carriages would drop off and pick up beer barrels. Look up at the windows and notice the remnants of iron hinges where shutters once hung, as well as bri…
Eberhardt & Ober Brewing Co. brewed beers in accordance with the German beer purity law. Current home of Penn Brewery.
16. E & O Brewery
800 Vinial Street
Before refrigeration became commonplace, breweries chilled, or "lagered" their beer in deep tunnel or caves. The entire hillside behind Penn Brewery is riddled with an extensive network of lagering caves. Refrigeration was not introduced at the si…
For over a century, the massive Homestead Steel Works defined the Pittsburgh Region as the steelmaking capital of the world. Opened in 1881 by a handful of industrialists eager to take part in the industrial boom, the Homestead Works flourished af…
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 set out at …
An early Shawnee Indian village located at the site of present Tarentum. It was named for Pierre (Peter) Chartier, who had a trading post here from 1734 to 1743. He was the son of Martin Chartier, a French explorer. Several heavily traveled Indian…
Built in 1783 by Cpt. Robert Orr.
This was built in the town of Tarentum for protection of the traders.
At the time Tarentum was known as a resting area for hunters and traders.
The blockhouse had a trap door and no windows, just peep holes for…
In 1884, George Westinghouse drilled a natural gas well here on his estate, Solitude, now Westinghouse Park. When gas was struck, an uncontrolled geyser erupted for a week. Within two years, Westinghouse obtained over 30 patents for the distributi…
At or near this point, July 8, 1755. Major General Edward Braddock with his army camped on his military expedition against Fort Duquesne.
Here also, George Washington, who having taken ill at Bear Camp, Now Oakton Maryland, June 19, 1755, rejo…
Original site of a blockhouse built by area settlers as protection from Indians. The patent was acquired in 1788 by one of the builders, Adam Reburn and become known as "Fort Reburn." Reburn's 218¼ - acre homestead, "Galilee."…