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This Friday, December 4, 2015, the East Liberty Valley Historical Society is holding a lecture titled “In Plain Sight: Fragments of a Vanished East End” which will look at some of the buildings that have been demolished in the East End including Col. James M. Guffey Houses, the Croghan-Schenley Estate, the Buick Motor Car Company, the Thomas Atterbury House, and others.
The Croghan-Schneley Estate (Stanton Heights)
This was located in Stanton Heights. You can read more about the golf course that was located here from this 2009 Post-Gazette article. The blog Old Pittsburgh Maps has an extensive post on this property here which includes some of the blue prints of the house here.
You can view many more photos from this building via the Library of Congress here.
Lecture: In Plain Sight: Fragments of a Vanished East End
Friday, December 4, 2015
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Hosted by East Liberty Valley Historical Society
Free, you can RSVP on the Historic Preservation MeetUp page here.
The Albright Church building is the featured story in the latest newsletter from the East Liberty Valley Historical Society. You can download a pdf of the newsletter here: Bit-of-History, Albright UMC.
The East Liberty Valley Historical Society has been working to document the history of many East End neighborhoods. If you are interested in additional facts and events about the neighborhoods, be sure to follow East Liberty Valley Historical Society on Facebook here.
You can sign up for the Friends of Albright newsletter here.
The East Liberty Valley Historical Society has an exciting line up of lectures this fall. The first lecture is Friday, September 4th at 7:30 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church – David Grinnell, an archivist from the University of Pittsburgh Library system will speak on:
Methodism in Pittsburgh’s East End Neighborhoods: A 180 Year Historical Perspective. Themes include abolitionism, women’s suffrage and class.
Free to the public! All talks start promptly at 7:30PM.
116 S. Highland Avenue, Room 234, East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
You can learn more about this history of the East End neighborhoods on the East Liberty Valley Historical Society Facebook page here.