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Nellie Bly House

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c. 1864. 505–507 Terrace Ave.

Elizabeth Cochran (1864–1922), writing under the pen name Nellie Bly, was an internationally known journalist who wrote major articles for the Pittsburgh Dispatch and the New York World newspapers, supporting labor and exposing the social problems of her era. She lived in this sprawling, three-story frame Colonial Revival house until her father died, leaving the family of fifteen children nearly destitute. A pair of pseudo-Palladian windows on the first story of this private home are sheltered beneath a porch supported on slender Ionic columns. The upper windows have sawtooth ornament and scrollwork.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Nellie Bly House", [Apollo, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 195-195.

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