Thursday, March 10, 2016

Downtown McKeesport Mansion For Sale

For Sale in downtown #McKeesport. 559 Shaw Ave. Grand, historic turn of the century house, zoned commercial. Solid bones. Needs complete restoration. Call 412-401-3585. Most woodwork is intact. Owner is asking $8,700. I hope someone who loves old houses will buy it.

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  1. The roof looks new and in-tact...is it?

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  2. Ryan in SeattleApril 12, 2016

    Beautiful double chimneys, and that dentil brickwork! Here's hoping it doesn't turn to rubble.

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  3. This was the location for Carter-DiNino photography studio - I'd say in the 60s/70s. The photographer was a very nice man, Percy Garland. My parents had my birthday photos taken there when I was little and I remember going there for special occasion photos like First Communion. Mr. Garland was always so pleasant. The Garland family was very successful - summary in this book about McKeesport https://books.google.com/books?id=VDp4L-k9SUUC&pg=PA105&lpg=PA105&dq=percy+garland+mckeesport&source=bl&ots=Zar9Y7Pm3w&sig=3ryBRKwaVi1cA3OKb208mqEQE8Y&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9_Met453SAhWD3oMKHaTZAtEQ6AEIHzAB#v=onepage&q=percy%20garland%20mckeesport&f=false
    And info on Mrs. Garland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Garland
    Their only daughter Phyllis was very accomplished as well - http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2006/11/10/Obituary-Phyllis-Garland-Journalism-professor-at-Columbia-University/stories/200611100275

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