During the early years of oil extraction, problems in transporting oil might lead to economic and environmental disasters like the Pond Freshet Disaster of May 31, 1864.

Raised in this house, Coal Oil Johnny grew up to be one of the most notorious examples of the get-rich-quick lifestyle made possible by the oil boom. Born John Washington Steele in Sheakleyville, PA in 1843, he and his older sister Permelia…

Ford Memorial Chapel has been the center of spiritual and intellectual life at Allegheny College since it was built in 1901. In the 1820’s, chapel services were held in the second floor of Bentley Hall, then moved to Ruter Hall after 1854. …

Reis Hall is one of the iconic buildings of Allegheny College, built in 1902 to crown the campus atop the highest hill in the center of the grounds. Until 1976, Reis was home to one of the largest libraries of any college, a collection that in its…