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Property Name Mt. Lebanon Historic District
Reference Number 14000813
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Town Mt. Lebanon
Street Address Roughly bounded by Gilkeson Road, Washington Road, Woodland Drive, street & number Vermont Avenue, Mt. Lebanon Boulevard, the Pittsburgh Light Rail tracks, Castle Shannon Boulevard, Scott Road, Twin Hills Drive, the Mt. Lebanon municipal boundary, Pine Tree Road, Moffett Street, and Cedar Boulevard.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/30/2014
Areas of Significance COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000813.pdf
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The Mt. Lebanon Historic District meets NRHP Criterion A in the area of Community Planning and Development as a premier early automobile suburb in the Pittsburgh region. The district, consisting of 38 residential subdivisions, two commercial districts, seven historic churches, six public schools, two large parks, and a cemetery, was at the forefront of suburban planning during the early automobile era in the region. With curvilinear streets, large lots with ample setbacks, planned vistas, and commercial, cultural, and institutional amenities, the historic district clearly showcases the planning tenets of the era's suburbs. The period of significance begins with the earliest extant resource in the district, the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery of 187 4, and ends in ca. 1945 with the end of World War II and the end of the era of early automobile suburbs.

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