Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation

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Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation
Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation is listed in the Associations category in Freedom, Pennsylvania. Displayed below are the social networks for Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation which include a Facebook page, a Google Plus page and a Twitter account. The activity and popularity of Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 81.

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1235 3rd Ave
Freedom, PA 15042
(724) 775-1848

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Because history. (Ok, visit your sports museums, too. That counts!) :)

Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation shared Jeffrey Snedden, Freelance Writer's post.
Sadly, another landmark in Beaver County has been lost. On Monday, the College Hill station of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad took its last breath in a fire. Take a look at some of these old pictures provided by Jeffrey Snedden, Freelance Writer.
Yesterday was a sad day for Beaver County history, as the former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad station on College Hill in Beaver Falls burned down. For all intents and purposes, the old station should have been torn down years ago. It was dilapidated and had attracted vandals, who destroyed anything left inside the structure. Still, it was sad to see the smoldering remains of the final active passenger railroad station in Beaver County, where the last passengers boarded a P&LE train in 1986. College Station was built by the P&LE RR in 1909-1910, and opened for business in 1910. It was built to serve College Hill Borough and the Geneva College crowd. For many years, College Station was the busiest passenger station in the upper valley, with as many as 60 passenger trains passing through each day. Here are a couple photos of College Station in its early years. Rest well, old girl. Thank you for your service.

Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation shared Rochester Manor + Villa's photo.
Say hello to Mr. Bernie Catalucci, our board member emeritus! He is looking great on Father's Day! Do you see all those blue historic markers all around the county? Well, chances are this fine gentleman, our former Markers Committee chair, was the one responsibile for researching and advocating for these sites to be recognized. He is still active with the Foundation as he is able and will tell you anything you want to know about Beaver County history if you ask him! Happy Father's Day to all those fathers out there!

Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation added 2 new photos.
During the 1920's, New Brighton underwent a drastic change to its appearance when the Pennsylvania Railroad moved its track system to the riverbank. Previously, the railroad had operated along 5th Avenue, which was originally named "Railroad Street". The tracks being in the middle of town caused many problems, including dangerous crossings at every intersection. The railroad finally decided to move their tracks, requiring one of the largest transportation projects in Beaver County history. The project included the following jobs: 1. Removal of the tracks from 5th Avenue and the grading/paving of the new street. 2. Filling in the former Beaver Division Canal bed, then running a new four-track system over top of the fill. 3. Purchase of the former New Brighton-Beaver Falls pedestrian bridge, then removal of the bridge. A new rail bridge was built in its place. The former Pennsy Railroad bridge at 5th Avenue was then rehabilitated into a pedestrian bridge that served the community until 1985. 4. Construction of over a dozen trestles between Rochester and New Brighton. 5. Construction of a new passenger railroad depot on 2nd Avenue. The planning for this major project began in 1918. The new system opened on July 13, 1926. The photos below show what New Brighton looked like prior to the start of the track movement. Photos courtesy Vi Ruff, New Brighton Area Historical Society

The old hours for the Research Center when it was located in the Carnegie Library of Beaver Falls. It is now known as the Beaver County Genealogy and History Center located on the lower level of the old train station in Beaver. Check out their page and pay them a visit!