- Neill Log House
Neill Log House City of Pittsburgh Historic Structure Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark Location: East Circuit Road near Serpentine Drive in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Coordinates: Built/Founded: ca. 1787 Governing body/Owner: City of Pittsburgh City designated: February 28, 1977 PHLF designated: 1970
The Neill Log House is a historic log cabin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation placed a Historic Landmark Plaque on the building in 1970. In 1977, it was named a City of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Structure. It is part of Schenley Park U.S. Historic District
The building was constructed around 1787 by the Neill family, who owned 262 acres in what is now Schenley Park. The house passed through several hands before being sold to Col. James O'Hara, who left the property to his granddaughter Mary Schenley, who donated the land to the city in 1889.
It currently sits preserved in Schenley Park with a fence around it (though it is open to the public periodically).
The log house is also featured on the cover of A Guidebook To Historic Western Pennsylvania by Helene Smith and George Swetnam.
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- ^ a b "Designated Historic Buildings Structures and Sites Located in the City of Pittsburgh" (PDF). Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh. October 2005. http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/assets/historic_review_commission/05_Designated_Bldgs_and_Structures.pdf.
- ^ a b "Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009: Architecturally significant structures, districts, and designed landscapes in the Pittsburgh region" (PDF). Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. http://www.phlf.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/Historic-Plaques-2010b.pdf.
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ Smith, Helene; George Swetnam (1991). A Guidebook to Historic Western Pennsylvania. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 9780822954248. http://books.google.com/books?id=seU_PgAACAAJ.
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