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Troy Hill

 
 
  Perched atop the hill overlooking the Allegheny River, Troy Hill is located north of Downtown and is surrounded by Spring Garden, Spring Hill/Cityview, and East Allegheny.

This community has six historical landmarks: The stone wall around the deck of the Cowley Swimming Pool ¿ the last remaining vestige of the great wall of the reservoir of the Old City of Allegheny; the residence of John P. Ober, now known as Hughes Funeral Home, Inc.; Most Holy Name Rectory; Saint Anthony Chapel (dedicated 1892); Fidelity Bank (formally First Pennsylvania Bank), former site of the Troy Hill Incline (designed by Samuel Deischert) ¿ opened in 1887 and closed in 1898; and the Troy Hill Firehouse ¿ Engine Company 39 (the oldest firehouse in the City of Pittsburgh).

Troy Hill is proud to be home to The Western Pennsylvania Firefighter¿s Memorial. It is located in Voegtly Cemetery, in the 1900 Block of Lowrie Street.

Troy Hill has the look and feel of an old European village. Meanwhile, its 21st century residents enjoy a close proximity to shopping, recreational and cultural activities in nearby North Side neighborhoods and Downtown.

Troy Hill is also home to Pittsburgh's very first, brand new Spray Park! The ribbon was cut in Spring 2009. Children splash and play in a variety of water sprays.

Troy Hill sits on a plateau above the city and is dominated by brick and frame row houses, well preserved single family houses and a spectacular view of the city. In 1998, Troy Hill Citizens, Inc. (a community group) embarked on a campaign to continue making Troy Hill a ¿Community of Distinction¿ by launching the first development project in over 50 years. Seven new homes were built. Six homes were sold before they were finished being built and the seventh one sold shortly thereafter.

Troy Hill offers three churches, a school, social organizations, stores, and restaurants. Troy Hill's residents take their children to Cowley and The Huck Fenrich Memorial Park playgrounds for recreation and congregation. Gardner Field has a ball field for baseball, softball and football. A soccer rink is set up at Most Holy Name's parking lot. Troy Hill Citizens, Inc. Park is an area for people to sit and relax and enjoy the beautiful flowers that are planted each year.

Since it is off the beaten path, Troy Hill is not a route to somewhere else, but rather a place where visitors join the residents to enjoy the special ambiance of strong, traditional community spirit.

 
 
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