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c. 1910 Victorian: Folk
William Edmond Moore House
Commissioned circa 1909 by William Edmund Moore I, Chief Accountant for People’s Natural Gas Company, and completed circa 1910. William Moore and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Furlong-Moore and their family of 8 children took residence in the 3,000 square-foot Victorian by 1911. The house was situated on a quarter-of-an-acre lot, high on a hill with commanding views of the surrounding neighborhood known then as Edgewood Park. Nearby neighbors included members of the George Westinghouse family, who resided just two blocks away in a gothic style mansion along the main Avenue through Edgewood Park.
William Edmund Moore died at the house in 1920, previous to this, his 3-day old son Samuel died there as well in 1915.
In the mid-1920’s a group of 3 men called the Edgewood Bandits began burglarizing homes and businesses in and around Edgewood Park. In May 1926 the Edgewood Bandits were arrested at the house (without incident) as they were exiting, after having broken into the house during the middle of the day.
The Moore Family remained in residence at the house until 1983.
The present stewards of the house are the Finch-Hawse Family. The house is currently under-going a minor restoration/refurbishment project, which you can following along on their Facebook page, Victorian on the Hill.
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Archived in July, 2016
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