Bigham House

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Bigham House
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Location 655 Pennridge Road, Chatham Village (Mount Washington), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°25′39.65″N 80°1′6.44″W / 40.4276806°N 80.0184556°W / 40.4276806; -80.0184556Coordinates: 40°25′39.65″N 80°1′6.44″W / 40.4276806°N 80.0184556°W / 40.4276806; -80.0184556
Built 1849
Designated 1977[1]
Bigham House is located in Pittsburgh
Bigham House
Location of Bigham House in Pittsburgh

Bigham House located at 655 Pennridge Road in Chatham Village, in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was built in 1849. This was the former house of abolitionist lawyer Thomas James Bigham (1810-1884), and was "purportedly a station on the Underground Railroad".[2] These days, this Classical Revival house is part of Chatham Village and is used as a community clubhouse known as Chatham Hall. Chatham Village is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Landmark District, and this house was individually added to the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 1990.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ African American historic sites survey of Allegheny County by Eliza Smith Brown, Daniel Holland, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (Harrisburg, 1994)