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|Wednesday, 30 May 2007|
Beatty Farmhouse, 1901
This 2-story, 3 x 2 bay frame farmhouse with its cross-gabled roof, originally had a center entrance, as may be seen in the 1950s photo, but was later divided vertically into a duplex, with separate entrances established for each apartment over a more recently installed cement pad porch. Additional modifications to the original design included a pair of mudrooms projecting from either side at the back.
The house was the second, and more substantial, farmhouse of the Samuel Beatty family. Robert Beatty, his father, had been granted a tract of land in the area as a result of his service in the French and Indian War. Samuel went on to buy a nearby piece of land owned by Andre Mellon, father of Judge Thomas Mellon (Pittsburgh banker) and grandfather of Andrew Mellon (well-known financier), and Richard Beatty Mellon. The Beatty’s lived in a simple log house nearby until 1901, when this new house was built. Today, the house still sits comfortably among the shade of the trees on its isolated rural lane, a peaceful oasis; although one currently surrounded by the Maple Crest Golf Course.
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