Monday, December 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sorry that I have not posted much here lately. Please check out our Hartwood page on Facebook. Just click the link above to be taken to our Hartwood Acres Facebook page. There are lots of great updates and listings of what is happening at Hartwood this summer - lots of great concerts and events to attend - most free.
My daughter and I will be at Hartwood this Saturday 7/24/10 to shoot some video of the mansion and grounds. I will post the video when I can.
There has been a discovery at Hartwood lately - a horse graveyard. I am investigating this and will report on what I find.
Until then, take care and have a great remainder of your summer!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
This wedding video was taken June 11, 1914 (Mary Flinn was 27 years old, John W. Lawrence was 24 years old). The reception was shot at Braemar, the Pittsburgh home of Senator William Flinn. Pretty good film quality for an event that took place 94 years ago.
If you look closely at the bridal table you will see the white swan fountain centerpiece, this is the same fountain seen at the Hartwood mansion today, it is located in the hallway connector between the library and great hall.
This video was transferred to a Mini DV tape from an original 16mm family film that we have had in our family for many years. I wanted to share this film clip with my Hartwood fans, only a few people had seen this clip prior to today.
Enjoy and PLEASE post your comments as I am interested to read your thoughts on this video.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
This is an undated picture of Senator Flinn and his wife Nancy Galbreath Flinn with their 4 sons. Son George Flinn is seated in the front row and in the back row from the left is Ralph Flinn, Arthur Flinn and Rex Flinn.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Please feel free to join and post pictures of this beautiful park - spread the word and get your friends to join!
Article on the dedication of the William Flinn Highway (Route 8). The last time I was in Pittsburgh I noted that there are still some highway signs spelling "Flinn" as "Flynn". Wake up PennDot and replace the misspelled signs!
This is a scan of a newspaper article detailing the filing of Senator Flinn's will. Senator Flinn had assets at the time of his death of app. $10,500,000.00. Mary Flinn Lawrence used her portion of this inheritence to build Hartwood Acres.
This is a scan of a letterhead from Booth & Flinn Construction listing the 3 Flinn brothers as office holders in the company.
I wanted to share some articles of Senator Flinn's passing that were given to me by a friend of our family. The articles were pasted into a leather binder and the binder was kept by A. Rex Flinn, one of Mary Lawrence's brothers. The newspaper articles about Senator Flinn's passing and letters from mourners are all in excellent condition from 1924 and I want to include some of them here for everyone to see. I have scanned and archived the entire binder (over 180 sheets) and have been using the scans as research for my book. Enjoy - Jeff L.