Thursday, March 13, 2014

Elizabeth

Elizabeth, according to The History of Allegheny County (by Thomas Cushing), is "the oldest town on the Monongahela river above its mouth, and for many years the most important place on that stream." Boat building was the major industry. The town was founded in 1787 by Col. Steven Bayard. There were 35 houses in the town in 1819. Some of the early homes are still standing. 














Built in 1883


Early riverfront homes

Riverfront homes




Circa 1840s riverfront home






Early home with a facade addition








early double home

"M. E. Church, Built AD 1883"