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Old 05-21-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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For both home electric and home telephone service, Homewood was the first neighborhood in the world to have these modern luxuries.

Of course, with folks like Westinghouse, Heinz and Frick in the hood at the time, there was both the need and means to bring these utilities to their homes.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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For both home electric and home telephone service, Homewood was the first neighborhood in the world to have these modern luxuries.

Of course, with folks like Westinghouse, Heinz and Frick in the hood at the time, there was both the need and means to bring these utilities to their homes.

That is really surprising information, especially when you look at the place now.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh
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Did Homewood include what is now Point Breeze at that time?
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Kittanning
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That's cool. Makes me want to move there. Oh, wait..
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Obviously it may be a little early yet for this to make much difference, but I do think Homewood's dignified history will eventually become an asset--not on the same level as, say, its excellent location, but an asset nonetheless.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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Did Homewood include what is now Point Breeze at that time?
Absolutely, and I would guess that was where everything happened.
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