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Subseries 1. Property Material, 1890-1922

Scope and Content Notes:

Material in this subseries documents the land purchased in downtown Pittsburgh for the William Penn Hotel building project. The properties purchased by Henry Clay Frick were located between Grant Street, Sixth Street and Oliver Avenue. Land acquired for the hotel included properties belonging to Annie F. Rafferty, Charles J. Pedder, National Casket Company, and Pittsburgh Free Dispensary. There are abstracts, deeds, agreements and correspondence from these individuals and companies relating to the sale of the land. The materials in this subseries date from 1890 to 1922.


Box 671
Folder 1 Abstract of Title for Grant Street and Sixth Avenue Properties, 1890
Folder 2 Mortgages, March 12, 1900-July 17, 1919
Folder 3 Insurance Policies, February 11-18, 1914 and undated
Folder 4 Deeds, April 11, 1914 and May 4, 1922
Folder 5 Agreement to Sell Land, March 16-June 29, 1914
Folder 6 Power of Attorney, March 12-April 13, 1914
Folder 7 William Penn and Fort Pitt Hotel Companies, March 12-June 22, 1914
Folder 8 Newspaper Clippings, February 10-14, 1914
Folder 9 Test Hole Samples, undated