Sewickley Valley Historical Society

200 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA 15143 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-741-5315

Description

The Sewickley Valley Historical Society's mission is to promote interest in and to record, collect, preserve and document the history of the Sewickley Valley, an area northwest of Pittsburgh.

They share space in the Old Sewickley Post Office Building with the Sweetwater Center For The Arts. This magnificent Beaux Arts building, designed under the supervision of James Knox Taylor, was the pride of the Valley when it opened for business in 1912. Architectural features inside include a grand foyer with an elegant molded ceiling and portals of carved oak. Marble floors and wainscoting were a feature of the main rooms. The postal boxes, fashioned from brass, were so fine that today they are in the Smithsonian.

Phased out after the construction of a new Sewickley post office in 1981, the building was vacant for several years. It was acquired by the Old Sewickley Post Office Corporation with funds raised from the public and, after extensive renovation, was reopened 1987 and dedicated to use as a cultural center.

Hours of operation

The society is open Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Parking

Limited parking is available on side streets.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 16A - Ohio River Boulevard
In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group