Religion: Mellon Church

In 1819 a Mrs. Barbara Negley of Pittsburgh erected there a tiny wooden edifice which was called the East Liberty Presbyterian Church. In 1848 her son-in-law Judge Thomas Mellon helped the same parish build a bigger wooden building, and in 1864 he contributed toward a two-story brick structure. In 1888 Judge Mellon had a share in the construction of the fourth East Liberty Presbyterian Church, a stone house of worship accommodating 1,600, which still exists.

President of its board of trustees is Judge Mellon's son, James R. Mellon. Pittsburgh banker. A famed absentee member...

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