2010-08-19 / Local & State

Historic Cottage To Be Razed In Western Pa.

CRESSON, Pa. (AP) – Town officials in western Pennsylvania say they’ll demolish a crumbling historic mansion linked to Pittsburgh’s steel barons.

Cresson Township supervisors voted Thursday to raze the Braemar-Jones cottage, located about 75 miles east of Pittsburgh. They say it is beyond repair.

The Queen Anne-style residence is owned by the Cresson Area Historical Association. For years, supporters tried unsuccessfully to raise enough money to save the home, which dates to the late 1800s. Meanwhile, neighbors worried it could collapse at any time.

The structure was once believed to have been steel magnate Andrew Carnegie’s summer home.

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