Moon Township Landmarks

This is a photo of the dedication of the then new Pittsburgh International Airport in 1946.
This is a photo of the PA Air National Guard posted by Sandie Deeter and Rick Xander on Facebook. Perhaps Base or Squadron #911. Listed on the photo is: Ingham, Boyd, Pratt.
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How about this photo of the dedication of the then new Pittsburgh International Airport in 1946?

This is a photo of the PA Air National Guard posted by Sandie Deeter and Rick Xander on Facebook. Perhaps Base or Squadron #911?

Boggs School

Mim Bizic captured the excitement of the groundbreaking ceremony on August 12, 2012 of the new Commissary and PX in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTqUaSK8bqk
U.S. Commissary Ground Breaking Ceremonies in Moon Township on Soldiers Drive.
U.S. Commissary Ground Breaking Ceremonies in Moon Township on Soldiers Drive.

Mim Bizic captured the excitement of the groundbreaking ceremony August 12, 2012 of the new Commissary and PX in this video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTqUaSK8bqk

 

U.S. Commissary Ground Breaking Ceremonies in Moon Township on Soldiers Drive

U.S. Commissary Ground Breaking Ceremonies in Moon Township on Soldiers Drive

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Moon Township Old OAK TREE Treasure!

 

This beautiful oak is older than our country!

This photo and the next 2 photos were taken taken on Monday, April 10, 2017.  The tree is on the National Register and is 333 years old!

To give  you an idea of its size, here are Michael and his father, Chris Walsh, cousins to Mim Bizic, who visited from the Phoenix, Arizona area to check out universities in Pittsburgh for Michael, who hopes to be a Pediatrician.

This area was where Dad Chris Walsh lived when he was working in Pittsburgh (afterwards Chicago, Phoenix!), and his condo in Robinson hadn’t been finished until 3 months later! Son Michael was born in Pittsburgh and has always held a special place in his heart for all things Pittsburgh! Now the 333 year old TREE, Chris and Michael are ALL part of Moon Township History!

 

The 24 room home of Francis and Mary Spencer Nimick was built in the early 1920s where the famous couple raised 6 children and many grandchildren, and of whom, Andrew, the youngest (perhaps the most delightful and precocious!) spoke to the Moon Township Historical Society as part of the first Speaker Series for 2016. By all accounts, it was a most delightful evening!

Robin Hill Park

 

Located at 949 Thorn Run Road, Moon Tszp.

 

When Mary Nimick died, she desired that her 24 room home and 53 acre estate remain intact and as a “Nature Lover’s” oasis, so she left the property to Moon Township when she passed away in 1971.   The beautiful home was built in the early 1920’s by Francis and Mary Nimick.  Francis Nimick was a banker, and the couple had six children who lived in the home.  Mrs. Nimick was born in 1893.

 

The home is used almost daily for various programs such as painting, yoga and children’s camps and the Moon Area Senior Citizens Association rents the Carriage House in front.

 

The Hollow Oak Land Trust is an organization that works to conserve land in the region and it also rents out some of the upper  rooms.

 

Weddings and graduation parties are frequently held here also.

 

Moon’s beloved COVENTRY LOG CABIN is also located on the property.

 

 

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IN MOON TOWNSHIP: IN Community magazine of Winter, 2015, featured a lovely story of recollections of the Nimick family entitled: FOND MEMORIES OF HISTORIC LANDMARK, pp.31-33.

 

 

Here’s a web page listing Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks from 1968-2009: 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pittsburgh_History_and_Landmarks_Foundation_Historic_Landmarks

 

The data base includes the Landmark name, Image, Year(s) Constructed, Architect or Builder, Address, Location , Year of PHLF designation  and the status.  Great help!

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Moon Township has this Landmark home listed! Built in 1814, it has been registered with PHLF since 1988. It is also on Thorn Run Road.

 

 

 

Another beautiful Moon mansion on the PHLH registery is now a restaurant, famously known as “Hyeholde.”  It was built by William Kryskill from 1931-1938, and remodeled in 1952. It’s been on the list since 2000.

 

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This painting of the former MEEKS MANSION was painted by our local talented artist, Lance Maloney.

Read more about the Meeks Mansion on our “Articles About Us” page.

 

Meek/Meeks Geneaology:

 

http://meekgenealogy.com/Group_A/A21_001.html