Scottdale Historical Society
Scottdale Historical Society


Scottdale Pump Organ

The Scottdale Historical Society has received a pump organ that was played for many years in a home on South Broadway.

In that home was a pump organ manufactured in the borough by the Scottdale Organ Co. The organ was the centerpiece of the Loucks parlor and after many years it needed restoration. More>>

The Pony Express of the Air

The Pony express of the Air began in Latrobe.  Covering Scottdale and other small towns nestled in the Allegheny Mountains who did not have access to east-west airmail flights.  More>>

Scottdale Trolley

After World War II advances such as the increased use of cars and television contributed to a decline in trolley use. August 9, 1952 marked the final revenue run of the West Penn Railway Co., according to the book "West Penn Railways." More>>

Pittsburgh Street Looking West

Here is a popular picture of Pittsburgh St. looking West from Broadway circa 1952.  The buildings on the right side, to the center are unrecognizable today.  More>>

Pittsburgh Street Parade

This circa 1950 parade photo was taken at the intersection of Pittsburgh and Chestnut Street. Looking East on the North side of Pittsburgh Street.  More>>

Sterrett Monument

This circa 1900 image may seem a little unusual by today's viewer. But at the time of this photo, the local cemetery was usually the towns first public park.  More>>

What's New


Historical Society meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month and start at 6:30 p.m.  If you have interest in attending, please email us.


Paint Donations!

We are seeking donations for exterior paint and supplies.  Click Here for more details on how you can help!


We are seeking volunteers to help with:

  • Exterior painting and maintenance
  • Event planning and assistance
  • Interior housekeeping
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