Postcard of Columbia Avenue from Sherman Street, Vandergrift, PA, circa 1910.
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Postcard of Columbia Avenue from Sherman, Vandergrift, Pa., circa 1910.

Credit: Courtesy of the Victorian Vandergrift Museum and Historical Society

In the early 1900s, George G. McMurty of the Apollo Iron and Steel Co. built a model industrial town with wide, curved streets and a village green on the banks of the Kiskiminetas River in Westmoreland County, based on plans by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

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