East Liberty has a rich and intriguing history, and here is an opportunity to learn more about our neighborhood!

The East End-East Liberty Historical Society has released, Pittsburgh’s East Liberty Valley, a new book dedicated to the history of this area.

Part of the Arcadia Publishing local neighborhood series, “Pittsburgh’s East Liberty Valley” brings the reader from early pioneer days, including the era of the Shadyside Iron Furnace, to the late 19th Century Industrial Revolution. The promoters and inventors of iron and steel, oil, manufacturing, air brakes, aluminum production, and others — such as Carnegie, Frick, Armstrong, Mellon, Heinz, Scaife, Westinghouse, McCune, Lockhart, Phipps, and Hunt — all lived in East Liberty.

Retailing for $20.00, the book is available for purchase at the Franklin West office (272 Shady Avenue, Pgh., PA 15206; 412-661-1151; rentals@franklinwest.com) and through the East End-East Liberty Historical Society (5907 Penn Avenue, Ste. 305, Pgh., PA 15206; 412-661-9660; pbrecht@eastlibertychamber.org). It can also be purchased at any book store that carries the Arcadia “Images of America” series, including Borders Books.

Don’t miss out on this gem of local history!!