Captivating and entertaining, this new collection of historic images brings to life the past of Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, focusing on the period between the mid-1800s to the 1940s. With insightful captions and breathtaking images, readers are introduced to many of the early residents who shaped the future of this area of Shaler Township, and we are transported back in time to see early homes and places of work, play, worship, and education. In 1800, John Shaw Sr. purchased 600 acres of land just 8 miles north of the city of Pittsburgh. He built a log sawmill to prepare lumber for his home, and later built a log gristmill which stood until 1845 when his son replacedit with a larger mill. The new mill stood on property across from the local school, and the area became known as "Shaw's Glen. During the period covered in this book, Shaler Township, incorporated in 1837, grew from a quiet milltown of just 2,000 residents to a bustling suburb of the Steel City. Today, over 33,000 people call this area home.
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Albert Wagner Allegheny General Hospital Allison Park Amtrak back row Beaver Lumber Beitler Beyrleye Busy Beaver Butler Plank Road Edgar Building Edna McMasters Elizabeth Engelhardt Ernst Etna Fall Run Park Fall Run Road farm Ferrari front row Gas Company George Emig Glenn Avenue Glenshaw Avenue Glenshaw post office Glenshaw Presbyterian Church Glenshaw Public Library Glenshaw School Glenshaw Valley Church Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Graybrigle gristmill Harry Thorn's butcher Hieber History and Landmarks Hodil homestead Jean John Beiswenger John Titzel Kay's Laura Hunter left to right Leight library board located Lower Glenshaw Mabel Mary Young McElheny McMillan middle row Niggel Perry Hunter Pete McMasters photograph shows photograph was taken Pine Creek Pipe Organ Pittsburgh History railroad station Rodenbaugh Royal Blvd Royal Boulevard Royal Cemetery Satler School was built Shaler Township Shaw home Shown shows the Glenshaw Sylvester Wagner Thomas Wilson Shaw train station Undercliff unidentified Valley Presbyterian Church Wagner Jr Wittmer