House History Research

house_historyDid you even wonder who built your home or who designed the original plans? With parts of Mount Lebanon about to receive a National Historic Designation, people’s interest in their home histories is increasing. Thanks to architectural expert and former Historic Preservation Board member, Pat Calvelo, you might be able to find out more about your home.

If your house was built during the years 1924-1957, Calvelo can research Mount Lebanon’s records and provide you with the details of your home’s beginnings. The kind of information you will receive includes (when available):

  • Original permit with builder and first owner names
  • Microfiche drawings of home
  • Description of home alterations
  • Architect information (including other projects)
  • Building/sub-division information
  • The history of Mount Lebanon and a brief history of your neighborhood

Unfortunately, not all information is available for every house. If no information is found, your fee will be fully refunded.

revSchreinerhouseThe cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. You can pay with a credit card here (include the address of the Mount Lebanon home whose history you seek in the note section). Or you can download the brochure, fill it out, and mail it with a check to the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon, 794 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15228.

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May
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6:00 pm Bell, Book & Scandal
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May 31 @ 6:00 pm
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10:00 am Neighborhood Spotlight: Beverly ...
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Prepare yourself for in-depth look at the history and architecutral styles of Beverly Heights. On a one-mile circuit of the area’s streets, you’ll see a variety of styles built before and after World War II and learn[...]
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Wed
7:00 pm Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
Our speaker, Jack Puglisi, shares with us information about one of our beloved, wise and industrious “Founding Fathers.”    Had he prevailed, would we still be eating turkey on Thanksgiving?
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7:00 pm Voices From the Attic: The Willi...
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7:00 pm Veteran’s storytelling
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In honor of Veterans Day, we will have a veterans Storytelling Program
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