Can you imagine if these buildings were still standing? The Allegheny Arsenal would be a National Monument. My office is located in one of the last buildings constructed in the Arsenal in 1866, and is visible in the photo of the Commandant's Quarters. It is directly behind the Quarters Building.
The houses to the left are on 39th Street, and many are still standing today.
Curly, past Director of Maintenance here at Arsenal Terminal told me that once when they were excavating on the property, they ran into a pyramid of culled cannonballs. Amazing!!
Here is a portrait of Stephen Foster, who was born in Lawrenceville in 1826, and lived here when the Carnegie Street house was new. There's a good chance Foster would have visited the Mowry House as a child.
One of his best known songs, Oh Susannah! was composed while he was still here, and every year the Lawrencville Historical Society sponsors Doo-dah Days, a celebration of Stephen Foster on the grounds of Allegheny Cemetery, where Foster and his parents are buried.
And finally, check out a photo of Carnegie Street from 1901, showing the original rowhouses built in the late 1800's.
Wait until you hear about how the farm was transformed into what we see in this photo! More maps and pictures coming.