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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Laurel Mountain Borough by Carolyn



“Why are you building houses there? No one will ever want to live in a rock pile!”
This was a frequent question and comment made by some people in 1926 when brothers-in-law Lawrence William (Bill) Darr and Charles B. Hegan bought ninety acres of land on a foothill of Laurel Mountain. They planned to develop the land into a cottage community, mainly for Pittsburgh residents to enjoy between Memorial Day and Labor Day.