Neill Log House

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Neill Log House
City of Pittsburgh Historic Structure
Pittsburgh Landmark — PHLF
Picture of the Neill Log House on April 10, 2010
Neill Log House is located in Pittsburgh
Neill Log House
Location: East Circuit Road near Serpentine Drive in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°26′09″N 79°56′08″W / 40.435847°N 79.935606°W / 40.435847; -79.935606Coordinates: 40°26′09″N 79°56′08″W / 40.435847°N 79.935606°W / 40.435847; -79.935606
Built/Founded: ca. 1787[1]
Governing body/Owner: City of Pittsburgh
City designated: February 28, 1977[2]
PHLF designated: 1970[3]

The Neill Log House is a historic log cabin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation placed a Historic Landmark Plaque on the building in 1970.[3] In 1977, it was named a City of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Structure.[2] It is part of Schenley Park U.S. Historic District[4]

The building was constructed around 1787 by the Neill family, who owned 262 acres in what is now Schenley Park.[1] The house passed through several hands before being sold to Col.[1] James O'Hara, who left the property to his granddaughter Mary Schenley, who donated the land to the city in 1889.[1]

It currently sits preserved in Schenley Park with a fence around it (though it is open to the public periodically).

The log house is also featured on the cover of A Guidebook To Historic Western Pennsylvania by Helene Smith and George Swetnam.[5]

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