James Scott House

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James Scott House
James Scott House is located in Pennsylvania
James Scott House
Location 5635 Stanton Avenue (Highland Park), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°28′16.36″N 79°55′28.21″W / 40.4712111°N 79.9245028°W / 40.4712111; -79.9245028Coordinates: 40°28′16.36″N 79°55′28.21″W / 40.4712111°N 79.9245028°W / 40.4712111; -79.9245028
Built 1900
Built by Rose and Fisher, Inc.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 97000515[1]
Added to NRHP May 30, 1997

The James Scott House (also known as Altholl) at 5635 Stanton Avenue in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was built in 1900 in the Colonial Revival style. A carriage house was added two years later.

James Scott was an executive for U.S. Steel and an immigrant from Scotland. The house was the starting point of an elopement covered by the national press. Scott's daughter Helen eloped on October 10, 1906 with Frederick Fairbanks, son of Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks. The couple were married on October 11 in Steubenville, Ohio and their story made the front page of the New York Times the next day.[2][3]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1997.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Uhl, Charles (1997). "James Scott House" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Young Fairbanks Weds Pittsburg Girl Secretly". The New York Times. October 12, 1906. p. 1. Retrieved January 19, 2014.