John Frew House

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John Frew House
John Frew House is located in Pittsburgh
John Frew House
John Frew House is located in Pennsylvania
John Frew House
John Frew House is located in the US
John Frew House
Location 1566 Poplar Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°25′45.52″N 80°3′31.03″W / 40.4293111°N 80.0586194°W / 40.4293111; -80.0586194Coordinates: 40°25′45.52″N 80°3′31.03″W / 40.4293111°N 80.0586194°W / 40.4293111; -80.0586194
Built Between 1790 and 1840
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 01000593[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 30, 2001
Designated PHLF 1984[2]

The John Frew House, also or formerly known as the Rachel and Robert Sterrett House, is a historic house in the Westwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[3][4][5] The original stone section of the house and the adjacent stone springhouse are c. 1790. The Greek Revival addition to the house is c.1840. A garage was added to the springhouse c.1950. Of the five extant pre-1800 structures remaining in the City of Pittsburgh, this is the only one that is currently being used as an occupied house.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1] The house also has a landmark plaque from the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, and it was added to the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 1984.

Its location on Poplar Street places it on the City of Pittsburgh side of the border between Crafton and Pittsburgh.[3][4][6]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  3. ^ a b City of Pittsburgh Westwood Neighborhood Map Archived 2010-11-29 at the Wayback Machine., Pittsburgh, Feb. 2003. Accessed 2010-11-09.
  4. ^ a b Borough of Crafton Zoning Map, Crafton, 2004-08-18. Accessed 2009-01-08.
  5. ^ John Frew House, window, Pennsylvania Digital Library, University of Pittsburgh. Accessed 2009-01-08.
  6. ^ Google map showing Sterrett St. continues as Poplar St.