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Ben Avon Heights Borough

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Ben Avon Heights Boro Hall is located at 12 Lynton Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
phone: 412-766-1561

Photo:Houses on the northern side of Lynton Lane, seen from New Brighton Road. Photographed 2015 by wikipedia username:nyttend, public domain, acccessed August, 2020.


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Beginnings ] †

In 1910, Fraser bought eighty three acres from Samuel Taylor and his wife Agnes for $55,000. Taylor's grandfather, John Taylor, had settled on the land around 1800. Taylor kept a few acres around his house which stands at 9 Oxford Road. Fraser quickly divided his purchase into 81 building lots and Ben Avon Country Club. This became the Ben Avon Heights Plan of lots. Nine of the lots were on Norwood Avenue and eventually dropped from the plan. The revised plan of lots was recorded with the county in 1911. The golf course was not successful. It closed in 1917, making way for the Shannopin Country Club. In 1926 Fraser subdivided the course adding 33 more lots. In 1933, the land in his plan was incorporated as the Borough of Ben Avon Heights.

In 1910, Fraser bought eighty three acres from Samuel Taylor and his wife Agnes for $55,000. Taylor's grandfather, John Taylor, had settled on the land around 1800. Taylor kept a few acres around his house which stands at 9 Oxford Road. Fraser quickly divided his purchase into 81 building lots and Ben Avon Country Club. This became the Ben Avon Heights Plan of lots. Nine of the lots were on Norwood Avenue and eventually dropped from the plan. The revised plan of lots was recorded with the county in 1911. The golf course was not successful. It closed in 1917, making way for the Shannopin Country Club. In 1926 Fraser subdivided the course adding 33 more lots. In 1933, the land in his plan was incorporated as the Borough of Ben Avon Heights.

† www.benavonheightsboro.com, accessed August, 2020.