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Homestead Borough

Homestead Borough Hall is located at 221 East Seventh Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120; phone: 412-461-1340.

First settled in 1770, the Borough was incorporated in 1880.

Homestead Pennsylvania ... America's quintessential steel town [1]

"Located in the Monongahela River Valley fourteen miles south of Pittsburgh, Homestead began as a small village in the 1870s, housing a glassmaking works and 1,000 inhabitants by the end of that decade. In 1881, a group of Pittsburgh iron and steel men established one of the country's most up-to-date steelmaking facilities there, the Homestead Works. Shortly thereafter, a plague of labor problems prompted the owners to sell out to Andrew Carnegie who transformed the works into an awesome production facility."

  1. Hardy Green, The Company Town, pp. 114, Basic Books, New York, 2010.
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