Summary Information
Title: Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County Records
Collection Number: AIS.2005.01
Creator: Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County (Project).

Collection Dates: 1970-2002
Extent: 6.25 linear feet (4 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with a mission to preserve the city's treasured and historic architecture. The Landscape Survey presents efforts by the PHLF to catalog, document, and in some cases restore some of Pittsburgh's most notable gardens and parks.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

May 17, 2005
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Ian Hartman. Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process in February 2006.
Revision Description:
May 30, 2012:
Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 (July 2006); updated container list (May 2012)

History

The Historic Landscape Survey was the result of efforts made by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation to gather information on many of the city's most prized parks and notable private gardens. Spearheaded by landscape historian Barry Hannegan, the survey collected documents, photographs, and ownership information along with articles dating back into the nineteenth century. The articles found in this collection are copies of the originals. The survey began in the mid 1990s and still continues.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains 5 linear feet of material, which is arranged according to the nature of the content. Box 1 houses information dealing primarily with private gardens and estates. Items in Box 2 refer to Pittsburgh's public parks, recreational areas, and Phipps Conservatory. These are then broken down further to correspond with the Pittsburgh street or neighborhood where they are located. In Box 3, much of the material relates to the city's university district, large cemeteries, and religious institutions. Box 4 and 5 are miscellaneous in nature. Many of the documents found in these two boxes relate gardening and landscaping to the broader academic discipline of horticulture. The file folders found in this collection often contain two sets of dates. The earlier dates, going back as early as the turn of the century, are copied articles pertaining to a city park or specific garden design. The later date range gives the proper indication of when the survey was active.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Cemeteries -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Historic buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Landscape architecture -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Parks -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County (Project).
  • Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.

Personal Names
  • Hannegan, Barry
  • Vater, David L.

Locations
  • Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Category
  • Architecture
  • Associations

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift from the Pittsburgh History Landmarks Foundation, January 7, 2005.

Preferred Citation:

Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County Records, 1970-2002, AIS.2005.01, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Ian Hartman with assistance from Kate Colligan in 2005, made possible by contributions from the Garden Club of Allegheny County.

Processing Information:

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Charles Stanford in February 2006. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 4613027

Copyright:

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


Collection Inventory

Box 1
Folder 1 Edgeworth: Beaver Rd., Copied Articles, 1925, 1995-1996
Folder 2 Edgeworth: Woodland Rd., 1996
Folder 3 Edgeworth: Chestnut Rd., 1996
Folder 4 Edgeworth: Shields Lane and Little Sewickley Creek Rd, Copied Articles, 1906, 1993-1996
Folder 5 Edgeworth: Miscellaneous, 1996
Folder 6 Sewickley: Copied Articles, 1902-1931, 1996
Folder 7 Sewickley: Copied Articles, 1929-1931, 1996
Folder 8 Sewickley Heights: Blackburn Rd, Copied Articles, 1931, 1996-1997
Folder 9 Sewickley Heights: Pink House Rd., 1996
Folder 10 Sewickley Heights: Watson Rd., 1996
Folder 11 Sewickley Heights: Persimmon Rd., 1996
Folder 12 Sewickley Heights: Scaife Rd., 1996-1997
Folder 13 Sewickley Heights: Way Hollow Rd and Farm Hill, Copied Articles, 1931, 1996
Folder 14 Fox Chapel: North Dr., 1996
Folder 15 Fox Chapel: Fairview Rd., 1996-2001
Folder 16 Fox Chapel: Fox Chapel Rd. and La Torella Rd., Shady Side Academy, 1996
Folder 17 McKeesport: Fifth and Renziehousen, 1996
Folder 18 Wilmerding, Copied Articles and Items Pertaining to 75th Anniversary, 1890-1965, 1996
Folder 19 Indiana County: Hartwood Acres, 1996
Folder 20 Pleasant Hills: Arboretum and Jefferson Memorial Park, 1970-1999
Folder 21 West Mifflin: Kennywood Park, Copied Articles, 1899-1910, 1996-1997
Folder 22 McCandless Township: North Park, 1970-1997
Folder 23 Bethel Township: South Park, 1992-1997
Folder 24 Miscellaneous Park Articles, 1905-1906
Folder 25 Vandergrift, Undated
Folder 26 Allegheny River Boulevard, 1931-1995
Folder 27 Allegheny county Parks: Copied Articles, Photos, Maps, Correspondence, 1949, 1995
Folder 28 Allegheny County Parks Comprehensive Master Plan: Inventory and Analysis Report, 2000
Folder 29 Highland Park, 1996-2000
Folder 30 Frick Park, 1927-2000
Folder 31 Riverview, 1940-1996
Folder 32 Schenley Park, 1896-1996
Folder 33 Grandview Park, 1996
Folder 34 Holiday Park, 1886, 1996
Folder 35 Friendship Park, (Maps, 1996 1896, 1912)

Box 2
Folder 1 Arsenal Park, (Maps and Copied Articles, 1996 1896-1935)
Folder 2 North Side Commons, (Maps and Copied Articles, 1996 1896-1935)
Folder 3 Herron Hill Park, (Copied Articles and Photographs, undated) 1996
Folder 4 Ennis Park, 1996
Folder 5 Ober Park, (Copied Photographs, 1996 1908-1913)
Folder 6 Sheraden Park, 1996-1999
Folder 7 Snyder Park, 1996
Folder 8 Leslie Park, (Copied Photographs, 1996-2001 1910)
Folder 9 McKinley Park, (Copied Articles, Undated) 1996
Folder 10 McBride Park, 1996
Folder 11 Second Avenue Park, (Copied Articles, Undated) 1996
Folder 12 Olympia Park, 1994-1996
Folder 13 Westinghouse Park, 1996
Folder 14 Curto Park Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Copied Articles, 1934-2000
Folder 15-18 Phipps Conservatory, (Copied Articles, Undated) 1898-1937, 1993-2000
Folder 19-20 West End Park 1996-1998
Folder 21-22 Pittsburgh Parks Miscellaneous Copied Articles and Writings, 1898-1998
Folder 23 Allegheny Cemetery, 1980-1986
Folder 24 Homewood Cemetery, 1994-1998
Folder 25 Uniondale Cemetery, 1984-1996
Folder 26 Chatham Village, 1996
Folder 27 Temple Sinai, 1996-1998
Folder 28 Chatham College, Mellon Residence, 1995-1998
Folder 29 7009 Penn Avenue, Greenlawn, 1996-1997
Folder 30 5325 Wilkins Avenue
Folder 31 4875 Ellsworth Avenue, 1996-1997
Folder 32 1200 Chislett St., 1996-1997
Folder 33 Herbert Avenue, Westcliff, 1996-1997
Folder 34 Penn Avenue, Edgehill, 1996-1997
Folder 35 Forbes Avenue, The Maples, 1996-1997
Folder 36 5090 Warrick Terrace, The Heinz House, 1996-1997
Folder 37 Warrick Terrace, Grandview, 1996-1997
Folder 38 North Highland, at Bunker Hill, Senator William Finn's Former Home, 1996-1997
Folder 39 400 North Negley, 1996-1997
Folder 40 116 Woodland Rd., 1996-1997
Folder 41 Fifth Avenue and Woodland Rd, The Greystone, 1996-1997
Folder 42 5045 Fifth Avenue, 1996-1997
Folder 43 623 Pitcairn Place (Includes Copied Articles), 1996-1997
Folder 44 7010 Penn Avenue, 1996-1997
Folder 45 5360 Forbes Avenue (Includes Copied Articles), 1996-1997
Folder 46 206 Gladstone, 1996-1997
Folder 47 Beechwood Boulevard, Lyndhurst, 1996-1997
Folder 48 1085 Shady Ave., 1996-1997
Folder 49 1047 Shady Ave., 1996-1997
Folder 50 1251 North Negley Avenue, Baywood (Includes Copied Articles and Photos), 1996-1997
Folder 51 Fifth Avenue at Bigelow, Schenley Hotel, William Pitt Union, Undated
Folder 52 Bigelow Boulevard at Beechwood Boulevard, Undated
Folder 53 Oak St. at West Bellevue Avenue, The Grotto of the Holy Family Friary, Undated
Folder 54 Duquesne University, Priests' Garden, Undated
Folder 55 Wakefield St, South Oakland, Undated
Folder 56 67 17th St., Saint Patrick's Friary, Undated
Folder 57 1326 East Ohio St., Saint Nicholas Church, Undated
Folder 58 Forbes and Bellefield Avenue, Board of Education Courtyard, Undated

Box 3
Folder 1 5700 Bunker Hill, Highland House Apt. Photos, Undated
Folder 2 579 Briar Cliff (Includes Copied Articles and Photos), 1996-1997
Folder 3-5 6500 Fifth Avenue (Mellon Park) Copied Blueprints, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Management Plan, 1980-1999
Folder 6-10 Rhode Island Designed Landscape Survey - Drafts, 1887-1995
Folder 11 Historic Design Landscape of Syracuse NY, 1994
Folder 12 Georgia Landscape Survey Material, 1995
Folder 13 National Historic Landmark Nomination: Meridian Hill Park, Washington, DC, Undated
Folder 14 Indiana Landscape Material, 1994
Folder 15 Rochester, NY Landscape Material, 1995
Folder 16 Historic Ohio Inventory: Question and Answer, 1995
Folder 17 Maine Survey of Landscapes, 1990
Folder 18-19 Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form, 1996
Folder 20 Landscape Survey Form: Instruction Booklet, 1993
Folder 21 Garden Literature Conference, 1993
Folder 22 Mt. Vernon Estate, 1985
Folder 23 Historic Landscape Resource Manual, 1999
Folder 24 Horticultural Academic Listings, 1996
Folder 25 National Park Service Publications, 1996-1998
Folder 26 National Association for Olmstead Park, 1996

Box 4
Folder 1 Design Competition, 2001-2002
Folder 2 Dr. Barry Hannegan and David L. Vater Correspondence, 1995-2001
Folder 3 Pittsburgh Historic Landmark Photographs, Undated
Folder 4 Historic Landmark Negative, Undated
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Landmark Negative, 2000
Folder 6 18th Street Landscaping, 2000
Folder 7 Highland Park Sculptures, 1995-1996
Folder 8 Olmsted Articles and Material, 1995-1998
Folder 9 1909 Pittsburgh Survey (Copied), Undated
Folder 10 Olmsted Jr. City Planning Prints and Copied Articles, Undated
Folder 11 Landscape Architecture Design and Correspondence Material, Copied Articles, Undated 1994-1998;
Folder 12 League of Women Voters, Citizens Education Fund, 1997
Folder 13 Steven J. Hoffman, Mt. Lebanon Research Paper, 1990
Folder 14 Copied Articles of Phipps and Additional Private Conservatories, Undated
Folder 15 Homestead Park, 2000
Folder 16 Public Buildings and Grounds, Copied Photos, Undated
Folder 17 Garden and Forest Magazine, Selected Articles, 1889-1891
Folder 18 Charles Schwab Architectural Record, Copied Article, 1920
Folder 19 Pittsburgh Garden Tour Articles, Notes, and Releases, (Copied Articles)- 1903 1996
Folder 20 Recreational Sites and Copied Articles, 1998
Folder 21 Early Garden Items and Copied Articles, 1999
Folder 22 Topics on Urban Parks and Cleanup, 1995-1998
Folder 23 Historic Landscape Preservation, 1994-1998
Folder 24 Landscape History Collaborative, 1997-1998
Folder 25 Archives of American Gardens, Undated
Folder 26 Catalogue of Landscape Records and Newsletters, 1987-1998