Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oldest Buildings in McKees Rocks

Since the oldest and most significant landmark in McKees Rocks, Corny Mann's Tavern, was demolished a month before I moved to McKees Rocks in 2009, I have been on a quest to find the oldest surviving buildings in the town.  The 1886 GM Hopkins map and Google Maps Satellite View have been an aid to me in this process.  The following are four homes that appear to be on this map, making them potentially among the oldest surviving buildings in McKees Rocks.  Whether they are as old as Corny Mann's is another question, but it's good to know that the demolished landmark was not the only potential landmark in McKees Rocks.

Can you help find more surviving pre-1886 buildings in McKees Rocks or Stowe Township?

208 Singer Avenue, McKees Rocks
Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks

O'Donovan Street, McKees Rocks

Kennedy Street, McKees Rocks

4 comments:

  1. The shot on O'Donovan Street is my grandmother's home!

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  2. AnonymousJune 25, 2014

    Hello ...........208 Singer Ave was our home and let me tell you it looks nothing like it did when we lived there.

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  3. Do you have any information about or pictures of the old homes off of Aiken Rd. in Mckees Rocks? I grew up on that street and have always been fascinated with the massive red brick house on the hill. I believe it was built in the early to mid 1800s. There were a couple others close to it that were old and stunning as well. Any information about those homes or that area would be appreciated!

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  4. Do you have any information about or pictures of the homes off of Aiken Rd. in Mckees Rocks? I grew up over there and have always been fascinated with the massive red brick house on the hill. I believe it was built in the early to mid 1800s! I no longer live in the Pittsburgh area, and I haven't had much luck online. Any information about that area or that house would be appreciated!

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