Homestead, Pennsylvania, located across the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh, is best known for its steel-making heritage. For a century, the riverfront was dominated by steel mills. After the collapse of the steel industry, the mills were replaced with big-box stores, and the area became a popular shopping destination. But before the steel mills and retail, the Homestead riverfront was a residential area with a thriving Jewish community.
This interactive map shows the Jewish community of Homestead from 1890-1918, as recorded in the city directories. Scroll through the time slider to examine the changing patterns of Jewish settlement, and then click a record to get more information about the people who lived there in that year.
Genealogical data provided by Tammy Hepps. For more information, visit Homestead Hebrews.
Map developed by Lauren Winkler.
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