OVERBROOK HISTORY

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  • If you are new to the Carrick Overbrook History web site and wish to be a contributor, as a courtesy please contact carrickhistory@gmail.com. We would like to meet with you to discuss our web site and instruct you on how to contribute photos, files or information.

Current events

Our Name

  • Fairhaven - the name of Overbrook Borough as it known in Baldwin Township.
  • Overbrook - originally called Fairhaven before becoming a Borough


Articles, Booklets and Notes about Overbrook

  • Butta Bing - Controversial Cocktail Lounge at 1825 Saw Mill Run Boulevard
  • Hilltop Record - tabulation of Hilltop Record articles compiled by Carol Anthony

Businesses

Cemeteries

We recently were informed about a web site titled FindAGrave.com. This web site has information about our cemeteries and by joining their site you can add photos and information too.

  • Beth Abraham Cemetery - 800 Stewart Ln, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 maybe part of Beth Abraham Congregation, 2715 Murray Ave' Pittsburgh, PA 15217
  • Serbian Cemetery - This cemetery is located on the southeast corner of Carrick and located in Overbrook but on the border with Whitehall Borough. The sign indicates two congregations may be in this one location, Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and St. George.

Coal Mines

  • Elwyn Coal Mine - Photos of the Elwyn Mine uncovered during reconstruction of Library Road, State Route 88, in the Elwyn Section of Overbrook.

Houses of Worship


Landmarks

  • Eat 'n Park- The first location of Eat 'n Park Restaurant Chain located on Saw Mill Run Boulevard and the current location of Frank and Shirley's Restaurant
  • Larry's Road House - a former mansion and said to be brothel the current building is a restaurant mistakenly said to be in the Brookline neighborhood but actually in Overbrook.
  • Maytide Street - originally called Maine Street before Overbrook Borough and Carrick Borough became part of the City of Pittsburgh
  • Nobles Lane - part of Fairhaven, later Overbrook Borough and part of Carrick Borough
  • Utility Covers - Overbrook has a few manhole covers marked "Overbrook Borough" and several with "Baldwin Township."

Maps

  • Coal Mine Maps - a collection of Coal Mine maps courtesty of Carol Anthony

People

  • Anthony, Carol (Carol Anthony) - Overbrook historian, Overbrook Community Council President and neighborhood activist.
  • Centurions - People in Overbrook who have lived a century.
  • Elliott, Daniel - Daniel took over an old British Saw Mill on what is now called Saw Mill Run, about a mile south of the point in Pittsburgh.
  • Englert, Milton S. - One of the original landowners and citizens of Baldwin Township, later Carrick Borough and Overbrook Borough. Legend has it that the Carrick area was once called Englertville because of the glass works owned by the Englerts.
  • Miners - A collection of coal miner photos not of Overbrook but possibly a representation of how life was in the coal mines for our former residents.

Schools

  • Fairview Elementary School - This school was torn down years ago and was located just above Route 88 - Library Road on Hillsdale Avenue.

Sports

Who are you

Trivia Quiz

Notice

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