Byers-Lyons House, Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
N 40° 27.004 W 080° 00.954
17T E 583449 N 4478177
Quick Description: A mansion along the North Side's "millionaire's row" survives as the student center for the Community College of Allegheny County.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2006 7:38:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ03
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 93

Long Description:
Any Pittsburgh robber baron worth his salt had a mansion along Ridge Avenue. Many of them have been lost to the wrecking ball, but the Byers-Lyons house survives. Built in 1898 by Alexander M. Byers, who made his fortune in steel pipe manufacturing. The mansion has 90 rooms and served as a double house for Byers and his daughter and son-in-law. It's now part of CCAC, whose thoroughly modern buildings surround this elegant remnant of past days.

Boy I wish I could marry into something like the Byers family.
Street address:
901 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Allegheny

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Domestic, Single Dwelling

Current function: Education, College

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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