The 1830 Log Home in USC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member renruts
N 40° 19.980 W 080° 04.238
17T E 578944 N 4465132
Quick Description: The USC Log Home (aka Fulton Log House or 1830 Log House) is a real and direct link to our community's past - a glimpse into the way working men and women lived in this area many years ago.
E 13.4 km from your present location
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2007 7:47:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM1BCE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

The Fulton Log House (USC Log Home) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 as a Building with reference #75001610. The registry places it NW of Pittsburgh on Clifton-Bridgeville Rd. off PA 65, however, today we would say it stands on McLaughlin Run Road across from the Township Municipal Building.

Alexander Gilfillan, who settled here in the late 1760's built a house and owned, in total, 413 acres. Around 1830, Alexander and his son, John, built four or five log houses as housing for hired men and their families. Just one of these survives - the 1830 Log House which still sits on its original site in the heart of Upper St. Clair.

From 1899 until 1923, the home changed ownership many times and in 1923 it was purchased by the Fulton family as a summer home. In 1939, it was deeded to Fulton's son, James Grove Fulton who served as the U.S. Congressman from the 27th District of Pennsylvania from 1945 until his death in 1971. A year after his death, his estate sold the house to the Township.

Today the log house stands and is used by many as a classroom to learn about the past. One example of this is that all Second grade students in USC take a field trip to the house while learning about pioneers. The students get to tour the house and see what life was like. The house is furnished with articles from the day including furniture, cookwares, toys and lots of pictures.

The 1830 Log House Association opens the doors to the house a couple of times a year for an open house, once in the fall and once in the spring. The spring open house occurs on USC Community Day which is usually the 3rd Saturday in May.

NOTE:On Sunday, December 9th 2007, the 1830 Log House Association of Upper St. Clair, PA will hold its annual Holiday Open House from 12:00pm until 3:00 pm.

The 1830 Log House will be open for tours, crafts for the children, and demonstrations from the past. There will be something for everyone. Learn how Christmas was celebrated in 1830! Fun for the whole family! For information please call 412-851-0570 or 412-257-1152.

Street address:
McLaughlin Run Road
USC, Pittsburgh, PA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Allegheny/Upper St. Clair Township, Pittsburgh

Year listed: 1975

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1750-1799

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Teaching Classroom

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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