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June 13, 2013:
Deaths in the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Districts
1888-1897, Vol 1
Index to the Registration of Deaths Allegheny County Pennsylvania
Marriages in Allegheny City
WPA Home Survey: Allegheny County, PA
The WPA Home Survey project was compiled in 1936 & 1937 by the Works Progress
Administration using architects, surveyors, draftsmen and others with skills for
this type of work. An example of a record of such a WPA survey can be seen
below, for a home in Sewickley, PA.
The front side of the page (pictured above) records the building number, street, stories, type bldg., construction material, number of rooms, baths, floors, heat, age, roof, plumbing, plaster, interior trim, condition, workmanship, basement size, laundry, sewer, rent value, special features, size, cubic construction, u. value, garage cars, const. material, size, condition, value, paved street, transportation factor, school factor, district trend, transition, lot size, solid ground, topography, acreage, a. tillable, owner, address and remarks.
The back side of the page (pictured above) includes a sketch of the home with a top view and a side view with dimensions made by a draftsman.
Request a Copy of a WPA Home Survey******NOTE: WPA Home Survey Records are not available for all municipalities and wards. Please check the list of available municipalities and wards at the bottom of this page to see what's available before requesting a copy of the record.
The WPGS Archives Committee will make copies of WPA home survey records which may be of interest. We will photocopy both sides of the page containing the information.
Cost: 3 addresses for $5
Please make check payable to WPGS. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope, include your email address (if you have one) and send to:
|Pittsburgh: Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 (f to y), 29, 30, 31, 32|
|McKeesport: Wards 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|E. Pittsburgh||Edgewood||Elizabeth Boro|
|Elizabeth Twp||Emsworth||Forest Hills|
|Millvale||Mt. Lebanon||Mt. Oliver (Otilla-William)|
|Munhall||Neville Island||N. Braddock|
|Oakdale||Oakmont||Osborne (b to s)|
|Rankin (o to t)||Reserve||Robinson|
|Ross||Rosslyn Farms (a to t)||Scott|
|Springdale Boro||Springdale Twp||Stowe|
|Versailles||W. Elizabeth||W. Homestead|
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