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601 School Street
Coraopolis, PA, 15108
United States

Welcome to Coraopolis History Archive!  On this site, the history of Cory, PA comes alive through the images and stories of those who have called Coraopolis home throughout the years.  Come browse through historic postcards or read about the history of the businesses and industrialists that put Coraopolis on the map.  Also featured is Maiden City Blog, which explains the story of the borough through engaging posts. Looking for volunteer opportunities to make our community better? Coraopolis History Archive has that as well!  Check us out and tell a friend!


History Research Archive for the Borough of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, near Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including Coraopolis Cemeteries, Coraopolis Maps, Coraopolis Industries, and Coraopolis Photographs.

Train Station Architecture

Coraopolis Train Station: Architectural Significance

The above presentation was made possible by the expert guidance of Tim Engleman of the Shadyside Lantern, who generously provided access and permission for the archive to feature his own original architectural research into the station:

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Pittsburgh is home to a wealth of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. After Richardson died, three firms carried on his legacy: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge; Rutan & Russell; and Longfellow, Alden & Harlow. All firms trained under Richardson, and hence, Richardson’s DNA runs through these works. In addition, other buildings popped up all over Allegheny County simply paying homage to the master’s style. Here is a tour of a collection of Richardsonian Romanesque buildings in the Pittsburgh area, from those constructed by Richardson himself to those that simply embrace and continue his vision. Each image below links to a page with more photographs and information about the building (*under construction*).