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Allegheny County Airport
Allegheny County Airport 846 ( 51.71 % )
Fredrick J. Osterling Office and Studio
Fredrick J. Osterling Office and Studio 448 ( 27.38 % )
Oliver Miller Homestead
Oliver Miller Homestead 342 ( 20.9 % )

About Model #1: Allegheny County Airport

Model #1:
Allegheny County
Airport

West Mifflin, 1931—present

  • Formerly known as the Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Municipal Airport
  • Opened to a crowd of 100,000 people on Sept. 11, 1931
  • Architect Stanley L. Rush designed the art deco building
  • The airport is one of the best remaining examples of the iconic style in the Pittsburgh area
  • At the time of its opening, it was the country’s third largest and the region’s main airport until 1952

About Model #2: Fredrick J. Osterling Office and Studio

Model #2:
Fredrick J. Osterling
Office and Studio

Northside, 1917—present

  • Fredrick J. Osterling, designed and built his studio at 228 Isabella Street on the North Shore
  • Designed in the Gothic Revival style, the building mimics the Flemish Gothic style he designed on the Union Trust Building downtown for Henry Clay Frick
  • Osterling designed many of Pittsburgh’s landmark buildings such as the Westinghouse Castle in Wilmerding, the Heinz History Center (Formerly the Chautauqua Lake Ice Company Warehouse), the Allegheny County Mortuary, and additions made to Henry Clay Frick’s “Clayton” and the Allegheny County Courthouse

About Model #3: Oliver Miller Homestead

Model #3:
Oliver Miller
Homestead

South Park, 1772—present

  • The Miller family was in the thick of The Whiskey Rebellion, which began on July 15, 1794
  • The first shots of the Whiskey Rebellion were fired on the Miller property
  • Oliver Miller, grandson of the original property owner Oliver Miller, was killed on this day, making the first casualty of the conflict
  • The Miller family lived in the James Miller house until 1927, when Allegheny County purchased the house and the surrounding farms to create South Park
  • The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and operates as a Whiskey Rebellion museum