Tony Molnar-Strejcek
CNE, CNHS, RCC

Sales Director

Sales Director


 "Come HOME to the Valley" 
Thinking about a career in Real Estate?  Call/text/email/video chat me today to find out how easily we can make it happen!  412-638-2272

 

In today's competitive Real Estate Market, you need agents that are Connected, Professional, Experienced and Honest.  


“SUPER-RESPONSIVE, PLEASURE, EXCELLENT ADVICE FROM LISTING TO CLOSE, HIGHLY RECOMMEND TONY…”
Tony made the process as easy as possible, was super-responsive, and a pleasure to work with. He gave excellent advice from listing to closing and helped us through the process every step of the way. I highly recommend him!

--LAURA Z, MAY 2017

 

“SOLD OUR HOUSE IN 3 DAYS, MULTIPLE OFFERS, SOLD FOR MORE THAN LIST PRICE!…”
We were tasked with selling the wife's mothers house to settle her estate. Tony toured the house and pointed out items that needed to be addressed to maximize the selling price and minimize the time on the market to sell. Using his expertise we estimate a $40,000 increase in value for a $9,000 investment with a lot of work. The house immediately received 3 offers and was sold for $2,100 above listing price in 3 days. A job well done.

--KENNY AND NANCY, MAY 2017

 

“PROFESSIONAL, MADE DIFFICULT TIME STRESS FREE, HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM…”
Tony was pleasant and professional. He was very tuned in to our situation and made a difficult time as stress free as it could possibly be. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

--NIKI S, JANUARY 2017

 

“RESPONDS QUICKLY, UPDATES, APPRECIATED HIM…”
Tony was great to work with. He would respond quickly to my calls or texts and would frequently give me updates on showings. He was able to recommend local contractors when minor repairs were needed. I appreciated this because I live outside the local community.

--LUCY C, NOVEMBER 2016

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Response from Tony Molnar-Strejcek on 11/21/2016

Lucy, It was my pleasure working with you. In real estate, things don't always go as planned. Having an real estate agent that understands and aggressively works from start to closing helps assure a smoother transaction. I am glad I was that person for you. Tony

 

 

“10 STARS! GUIDED US THROUGH NEGOTIATION PROCESS, USED ALL MARKETING TOOLS, DID OPEN HOUSE, SHOWCASE OF HOMES, …”
Tony used all tools available to him to sell our property. He used Facebook,Howard Hanna Showcase of Homes,open houses & private showings. Our property was unique as it included the main house which was an extended split entry, a rental unit & 13 acres of wooded land. He also had so much patience with 2 older sellers that got frustrated with the internet & electronic signing. He was right there guiding us thru the negotiating process. If I could give Tony 10 stars I would. 

--NEVA AND ED, NOVEMBER 2016

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Response from Tony Molnar-Strejcek on 11/21/2016

Neva and Ed. I love unique properties and the people that own them. I pride myself on using all available resources to sell a property and never stray away from any challenge. The bonus is that I get to meet and help folks like you both. I wish you both many happy years at your new home in Allegheny Woodlands and thank you for the opportunity of letting me sell your home. It has brought me great pleasure that I got your home sold and working with you! Your Friend, Tony.

 

 

"TONY'S ADVICE SOLD MY HOME QUICKLY..."

I took Tony's advice in selling my house. He gave me tips on how to prepare it for sell. He was right on. It sold quickly. The updates from Tony on how many times the house was viewed on the Internet and the number on times the house was shown were great to have.
--SUSAN D, NOVEMBER 2016

 

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Response from Tony Molnar-Strejcek on 11/21/2016

SOLD! FAST! SMOOTH PROCESS! GOOD PRICE! Those are the things that I love delivering to my clients/friends. Susan, you were an absolute delight to work with. Thanks for the great review and for listening. You and your family are great people and I always welcome working with you! Your friend/Realtor, Tony.

 

 

"ATTENTIVE, CARING, FRIENDLY AGENT THERE EVERY STEP..."
Tony was such a blessing to have during this process! He was there every single step of the way and when things didn't go as planned he was always there to make sure things were smoothed over quickly. He helped us look at countless houses until we found the right one for us. As first time buyers we wanted to make sure buying our home was a fun process and as stress free as possible. Tony really made sure that happened and I honestly couldn't have asked for a more attentive, caring and friendly agent to help us during this whole process!
--LAURA AND MATT, NOVEMBER 2016

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Response from Tony Molnar-Strejcek on 11/21/2016

Lauren and Matt. Congratulations on the purchase of your beautiful new home! I love working with first time buyers and helping them find the perfect space. My advice to any buyer or seller is to have an agent (me, of course) that takes care of any issue immediately to ensure the purchase/sell moves along smoothly and on time. In real estate, anything can happen. That is why I am always prepared. You are the queen of texts and hold the record for the most text messages that I have had with a client! Don't worry, I love communicating and hope you keep me posted on the new home! Best wishes, Tony.

 

"PHENOMENAL GUIDANCE, AMAZING JOB, SOLD HOME FAST..."
Tony gave us great advice in preparing the home prior to putting it on the market, how to stage the home, along with phenomenal guidance during the selling process. He did an amazing job in selling our home in such a short period of time.

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Response from Tony Molnar-Strejcek on 11/21/2016

I love selling homes fast but more importantly, I love the "people" side of this business. I get to reconnect with old friends and meet new and incredible people. I must admit, I do work alot (usually 7 days a week), however the hours and efforts that I put in selling homes is rewarded by incredible friendships and reviews like yours. It brings me great pride when my properties sell fast for an excellent price especially when sellers listen to my professional advice. Thanks again for the trust and opportunity to work with you both! Your friend, Tony.

 

 

"ALWAYS AVAILABLE, ENSURED WE WERE HAPPY, SOLD OUR HOME AND FOUND OUR DREAM HOME, MARKETED/SOLD OUR HOME VERY QUICKLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM..."

We couldn't have asked for a better agent. Tony spent so much time with us. He was always available, days, nights, weekends, etc... He really listened and understood what was important to us and made it his goal to ensure we were happy. He found us the perfect home and was such a pleasure to work with! He also did a wonderful job marketing/selling our previous house very quickly! I would highly recommend him to anyone selling or buying! You won't be disappointed! We made a great friend in Tony and you will too!
--ERIN AND JUSTIN, SEPTEMBER, 2016

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Response from Tony Molnar-Strejcek on 11/21/2016

Erin and Justin. What a great couple you both are! From finding your dream home in Murrysville to selling your Oakmont home, it has been my pleasure to work with such focused and fun folks like you both. I can truly say that I enjoyed working with you and being part of both the sell and purchase of your homes. The new home is fab-U-lous and I look forward to hearing about the good times and adventure it brings. As your realtor and friend, thank you again for letting me be part of the start of your new life! Only the best, Tony.

 

 

"HE GOT US MORE $$, CHOSE TONY FOR KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, TAUGHT US TO HANDLE LARGE TRANSACTIONS, HIGHLY RECOMMEND..."
We used Tony for help selling our house in Delmont and purchasing one in Murrysville. After interviewing many local realtors I choose Tony for his knowledge, experience, and most of all his willingness to take the time to teach us how to best manage these large transactions. He was the perfect fitfor our needs. He got us more than I imagined for our listing and we had a commitment within a week. And when the house came up we wanted he was available to show it to us when we needed him available. I highly recommend Tony and will definitely seek his services if the need shall arise again.
--TOM, AUGUST, 2016

 

“INCREDIBLY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE…” 
My boyfriend and I were first time home buyers and we could not have gone through this process without Tony! He took extra time to teach us the ins and outs of the home buying process. We never felt rushed or pushed to a decision and it was an incredibly positive experience thanks to Tony@!     
--ALISON J, MAY, 2016

 

“INCREDIBLY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE…”
My boyfriend and I were first time home buyers and we could not have gone through this process without Tony! He took extra time to teach us the ins and outs of the home buying process. We never felt rushed or pushed to a decision and it was an incredibly positive experience thanks to Tony@!
      
--ALISON J, MAY, 2016

 

“EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGEABLE, TONY WORKS HARD FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS...…”
Very experienced and knowledgeable about the buying process. Also very knowledgeable about different types of homes and the usual issues they have. Super helpful in explaining the buying and selection process for a first time homebuyer. Really works for his client and does everything he can to get what the client is looking for. 
--NATE M, BRITTANY, MAY, 2016

 

“GREAT REALTOR, ALWAYS AVAILABLE, WILL USE TONY AGAIN…”
We were first time home buyers and Tony made the process so much easier! He was honest with us and very knowledgeable. We could contact him whenever we wanted and got a response almost immediately. He was a great realtor and will definitely be coming back to him if we need to sell!

--KATELYN L, APRIL, 2016

 

“TONY WAS AMAZING, ON THE BALL, CALMING…”
Tony was amazing! He was always on the ball with everything and had such a calming demeanor, I never felt overwhelmed! I was a first time home buyer and he was so helpful!

--MATT S, APRIL 2016

 

“TONY WALKED US THROUGH EACH STEP AND ALWAYS AVAILABLE…”

My husband and I just purchased our first home together. Tony was wonderful through the whole process. He was always available to me in my fits of panic about finding the "right" home. He walked us through each step so that we had a very smooth buying experience. We couldn't have done it without him.
--TRACEY AND DERRICK R, MARCH 2016

 

“AWESOME, HONEST REALTOR…”

Tony is an awesome realtor and very honest person. We are glad we had Tony as are realtor.  We bought our first home from Tony.  We love our new home.  THANKS TONY!

--BECCA AND ART, OCTOBER, 2015

 

 

*Response from Tony

I believe a good agent is an honest agent.  I thrive to be the best at what I do.  While, I do have a lot of listings and sales, I believe every client is #1.  I am so excited for your new home purchase and wish you the best of times as you enjoy it for years to come! I know you will enjoy that huge home and 11 acres!

 

 

 

 

“TONY STEPPED UP, WENT BEYOND, HIGHLY RECOMMEND…”

We had our home sold and we were on a time frame to find our new home. Tony stepped up and went beyond to find us our home. One example: The morning he was leaving for vacation he saw a home he thought we would be interested in. He rearranged his plans (at his request, not ours) to leave for vacation a little later so he could get us a showing that morning!! Several times a day we were getting email updates on new listings, and Tony would also touch base by phone. I would recommend Tony for your real estate needs. Thank You Tony for finding our home It was a pleasure working with you!!

--KIM AND DAN S., OCTOBER, 2015

 

 

*Response from Tony

Delaying my vacation for a few hours is nothing compared to finding a home for my clients that they absolutely love.  We found your dream home!  I believe in full communication with my clients by phone, face to face, email, social media and of course texting. It is important to me to stay connected with my buyers and update my sellers. In today’s fast moving market, we must act fast to meet your needs and wants! It was pleasure working with you both too!  But, it doesn’t end there…

 

 

 

 

“PROFESSIONAL, COMPLETE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH…”

Tony was a complete pleasure to work with. He handled all of our matters with the utmost professionalism and I would highly recommend for anyone looking to sell or purchase a home!

--JOHN C., OCTOBER, 2015

 

 

*Response from Tony

Thanks for recommending me AGAIN and AGAIN for buying and selling Real Estate.  I appreciate your kind words and referrals.  A happy client = future clients.  I strive to be the most knowledgeable, honest and professional Realtor in Plum, Murrysville, Delmont, Penn Township, Alle-Kiski Valley and all the east suburbs.  I know you have many choses when it comes to Realtors…Thanks for choosing me!

 

 

 

 

“RESPONSIVE, WORKS AROUND CLOCK, LOTS OF KNOWLEDGE…”

Tony is very responsive and works almost around the clock. He has a lot of knowledge about the area he serves and is very straight-forward and forth-coming about everything. He helped us find the perfect home, and we hope that we can work with him again in the future if we ever need to purchase another property.

--CATY AND JOSH P., SEPTEMBER, 2015

 

 

*Response from Tony

Caty and Josh. Thank you for the incredible review and letting me help you find such a fabulous home at a fabulous price in the midst of a HOT Plum market. I find working with first-time buyers very enjoyable and rewarding. You two made the experience even better! Enjoy your Plum Perfect home and keep in touch!

 

 

 

 

“OVERCOMES OBJECTIVES, PROFESSIONAL, GIVE TONY A CALL…”

Tony was always ready to answer questions and always knew what to say to overcome objections. I would urge anyone who is considering selling their home to give Tony a call. Always a gentlemen and very professional.

--MARIE B., SEPTEMBER, 2015

 

 

 

 

"OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY..."

Tony went far beyond the all of duty in every way in the sale of my house. I was very concerned having to move out of state during the process. No worries, Tony took over everything from sale to closing. He kept in close contact so I would not feel left out of the loop. He was outstanding in every way! I highly recommend him both as a person and a realtor! 

--SANDY B. DECEMBER/2014

 

 

 

 

"THOROUGH, RESPONSIVE..."                                                 

Very thorough, responsive and clear with respect to articulating what needs to be done and how to go about it -- during the process became a good friend -- a pleasure doing business with him -- would recommend him highly to anyone interested in moving a piece of property.

--BOB B. 2015

 

 

 

 

"TONY IS THE BEST...”

 Tony was professional in every way in the listing of my home. He gave very helpful advice in order to sell the home and was always available when you needed him. He works harder at his job than any realtor that I know of! I highly recommend Tony if you need a realtor to either find you a home or sell yours. Tony is the best!

--JERRY B. DECEMBER/2014

 

 

 

 

"ALWAYS AVAILABLE..."

If we ever buy a home again, I would for sure use Tony again and would recommend him to everyone. He is very professional but puts you at ease while dealing with the whole process. He is always there to answer any question you have and really wants the best for you. I know at times I am sure I called and texted to much but Tony never ever complained and always answered each and every question. I could not have asked for a better realtor than Tony.

--KEVIN AND TINA B., 2014

 

 

 

 

"VERY PESONABLE AND HONEST AGENT..."

 Talks to you up front about over pricing and provided many comparable properties in your area to compare the sell of your home to. Always provided his advice on how to proceed, what to expect next, and what to negotiate on, but was never pushy. Not only did we meet an agent, but a we made a friend. I have already recommended him to my friends and family that our currently looking to sell/buy homes currently.

--SHAWN AND LORI P., 2014


*Response from Tony

Thank you Shawn and Lori! I wish you the best on your new adventure. Sorry to get your home SOLD so FAST! It was a pleasure working with you both and I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to meet two (plus your family, Brody) wonderful people that have become my friends! Thank you for the referrals, business and friendship. Please keep in touch.

 

 

 

 

"GREAT JOB!  EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE OF MARKET..."

 Tony did a great job helping us find the home of our dreams in the Murrysville, PA area. He has an excellent knowledge of the market. At first we thought the home that we bought was a little out of our price range, but Tony encouraged us to submit a bid. We did, Tony helped us through negotiations with the owner, and the rest is history. Since we currently live in California, Tony helped us with getting the home inspection done and worked with the owner to get a few minor things fixed. He was always very responsive with any questions we might have.

--WAYNE AND PAT, 2014

 

 

 *Response from Tony on 04/17/2014

Thank you Wayne and Pat. I love working with clients that are moving into the region and in your case, moving back home.  It gives me an opportunity to highlight what makes Murrysville, Plum, Penn Township and the Pittsburgh region so great.  *See my "Why Pittsburgh" page on my webpage. It is amazing how much house you can purchase here compared to other major metro areas in the US.  For example, Plum Boro was recently highlighted as the 5th most affordable town in Pennsylvania. I am trilled to be able to help you through the home buying process including your home inspection, sale of your home in California and negotiating a fabulous price that was pleasing to you and the builder. Welcome home to my new friends.

 

 

 

 

"GREAT JOB!  WE RECOMMEND..."

 Tony has done a great job. He found us what we needed and now he is selling our house. I would recommend Tony and Howard Hanna to anyone thinking of selling or buying! I can say he has done anything he could do.  He is very good Thank you!

--DONNA AND GARY H., 2014

 

 

 *Response from Tony

Donna and Gary. Buying and selling a home can be frustrating. Fortunately, I am here to help make the home buying and selling process go smoothly. I strongly believe in open houses, tours, social media marketing, print and digital media, networking and all technology available. I created a marketing strategy specific for your property. It is extremely important that an agent is current on new marketing technology, understands traditional techniques and knows how to use ALL of them effectively. I'm Connected. Thank you for your business!

 

 

 

 

"PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING EXPERT..."

 I strongly recommend you list and sell your house with Tony. Tony is very professional, Knowledgeable, experienced and knows how to successfully market your home through social media and the internet.

--DARCY Q, 2015

 

 

 *Response from Tony

Thank you for the kind words and for recommending me. I love real estate and social media. I am delighted to put my experience to great use helping people find their dream home and sell the home they own.

 


Specialties

Acreage
Commercial
Country Property
Custom Home
Dream Home
Executive Home
Farm And Ranch
First Time Buyers
Historic Home
Investment
Land
Luxury Homes
Move-Up Home
New Construction
New Home
Quality Home
Relocation
Residential
Retirement

Pittsburgh is consistently ranked among the top places to live, work, and visit in the United States, and even the world. Major travel and financial organizations regularly mention Pittsburgh as one of the most livable cities with first-hand cultural attractions and a healthy economy.
 

 

  • 10 Cheapest Last-Minute Getaways 2012 - Hotwire.com
    Pittsburgh was named the #1 cheapest last-minute getaway by Hotwire.com in this 2012 list of 10 destinations in the United States where travelers found the most significant last-minute hotels bargains, versus general rates on Hotwire.com. Pittsburgh, billed as the "Paris of Appalachia," was praised for its "thriving arts scene," inexpensive hotel rooms, and great shopping bargains (clothing is exempt in the state of PA from sales and use tax).
  • Top 7 Family Destinations for 2012 - ABC City Guides for Kids
    ABC City Guides for Kids
    ranked Pittsburgh a #1 travel destination for families, stating "The Heinz History Center and the Carnegie Science Center are world class. Ride the Duquesne Incline for the best view of Kidsburgh and the city's 3 Rivers. Visit Primanti Bros., the Strip District and Andy Warhol Museum."

 

  • 10 Most Literate Cities - CCSUThis annual survey, conducted by Central Connecticut State University, has consistently ranked Pittsburgh on its 10 Most Literate Cities list since the survey began in 2003. Rankings are based on number of bookstores, newspaper circulation, educational level and libraries.
  • 25 Best Places for a Working Retirement - Forbes
    Pittsburgh ranked #20 on Forbes' 2012 ranking of 25 best places for a working retirement. Citing an unemployment rate of 6.6%, and solid job growth, Forbes also praised Pittsburgh for its low cost of living (6% below the national average) and high numbers of physicians-per-capita, but warned that the winters here are cold.

 

  • Best Places to Retire 2012 - AARP
    Pittsburgh ranked #7 in AARP's 2012 list of "10 Best Places to Live on $100 a Day," with accolades for the city's beautiful skyline, affordable arts, terrific food, and recreational opportunities. According to the article, Pittsburgh has 194 sunny days per year and a median home price of $106,500.
  • 10 American Comeback Cities 2012 - ForbesLauded for its economic turnaround begun in 2009, Pittsburgh is discussed extensively in Forbes' article on 10 American Comeback Cities, a version of which appeared in the March 12, 2012, issue of Forbes Magazine. The city is recognized, among other things, for its strong new economy built around higher education and healthcare, as well as the presence of tech-leaders such as Google, and the world’s largest “living” green building at the Phipps Conservatory.20
  • Best Trips 2012 - National Geographic Traveler
    National Geographic's Traveler magazine named Pittsburgh among its 20 best trips to make in 2012, one of only two American cities to make the list, joining such world destinations as the fjords of Iceland, the oasis of Oman, and the sun-drenched beaches of Thailand. Pittsburgh was especially noted for its art, architecture, and "quirky sense of humor," mentioned for its role as a stand-in for Gotham City in the 2012 blockbuster Dark Knight Rises.
 

Some of the city's other honors in recent years

2010
  • One of the seven best ballparks in America, ABC News.
  • Best place to buy a home, Forbes magazine.
  • One of the best U.S. "made-over towns to visit," Lonely Planet travel guide.

2009
  • No. 1 sports city, Sporting News magazine.
  • Most livable city in the U.S., The Economist magazine (Britain).
  • "First-Class Second City: Where To Go Instead," Frommers.
  • One of the world's most stunning skylines, ForbesTraveler.com.
  • No. 1 commercial real estate market, Moody's Investors Service (seven-county region).

 

2008
  • Second best place to raise kids, BusinessWeek.
  • Best football fans in the NFL, ESPN.
  • No. 1 for relocating families, Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation.
  • No. 1 traditional amusement park (Kennywood), National Amusement Park Historical Association.

 

Pittsburgh Firsts

  • First Heart, Liver, Kidney Transplant - December 3, 1989
    The first simultaneous heart, liver and kidney transplant was done at Presbyterian-University Hospital.
  • The First Internet Emoticon - 1982
    The Smiley :-) was the first Internet emoticon, created by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Scott Fahlman.
  • First Robotics Institute - 1979
    The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks.
  • First Mr Yuk Sticker - 1971
    Mr Yuk was created at the Poison Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh after research indicated that the skull and crossbones previously used to identify poisons had little meaning to children who equate the symbol with exciting things like pirates and adventure.
  • First Night World Series Game - 1971
    Game 4 of the 1971 World Series was the first night game in World Series history, a series that Pittsburgh went on to win, 4 games to 3.
  • First Big Mac - 1967
    Created by Jim Delligatti at his Uniontown McDonald's, the Big Mac debuted and was test marketed in three other Pittsburgh-area McDonald's restaurants in 1967. By 1968 it was a mainstay on McDonald's menus throughout the country.
  • First Pull-Tab on Cans - 1962
    The pull-tab was developed by Alcoa and was first used by Iron City Brewery in 1962. For many years, pull-tabs were only used in this area.
  • First Retractable Dome - September 1961
    Pittsburgh's Civic Arena boasts the world's first auditorium with a retractable roof.
  • First U.S. Public Television Station - April 1, 1954
    WQED, operated by the Metropolitan Pittsburgh Educational Station, was the first community-sponsored educational television station in America.
  • First Polio Vaccine - March 26, 1953
    The polio vaccine was developed by Dr. Jonas E. Salk, a 38-year-old University of Pittsburgh researcher and professor.
  • First All-Aluminum Building - ALCOA - August 1953
    The first aluminum-faced skyscraper was the Alcoa Building, a 30-story, 410 foot structure with thin stamped aluminum panels forming the exterior walls.
  • First Zippo Lighter - 1932
    George G. Blaisdell invented the Zippo lighter in 1932 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The name Zippo was chosen by Blaisdell because he liked the sound of the word "zipper" - which was patented around the same time in nearby Meadville, PA.
  • First Bingo Game - early 1920's
    Hugh J. Ward first came up with the concept of bingo in Pittsburgh and began running the game at carnivals in the early 1920s, taking it nationwide in 1924. He secured a copyright on the game and wrote a book of Bingo rules in 1933.
  • First U.S. Commercial Radio Station - November 2, 1920
    Dr. Frank Conrad, assistant chief engineer of Westinghouse Electric, first constructed a transmitter and installed it in a garage near his home in Wilkinsburg in 1916. The station was licensed as 8XK. At 6 p.m. on Nov. 2, 1920, 8KX became KDKA Radio and began broadcasting at 100 watts from a make-shift shack atop one of the Westinghouse manufacturing buildings in East Pittsburgh.
  • Daylight Savings Time - March 18, 1919
    A Pittsburgh city councilman during the first World War, Robert Garland devised the nation's first daylight savings plan, instituted in 1918.
  • The First Gas Station - December, 1913
    In 1913 the first automobile service station, built by Gulf Refining Company, opened in Pittsburgh at Baum Boulevard and St. Clair Street in East Liberty. Designed by J. H. Giesey.
  • The First Baseball Stadium in the U.S. - 1909
    In 1909 the first baseball stadium, Forbes Field, was built in Pittsburgh, followed soon by similar stadiums in Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and New York.
  • First Motion Picture Theatre - 1905
    The first theater in the world devoted to the exhibition of motion pictures was the "Nickelodeon," opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh.
  • First Banana Split - 1904
    Invented by Dr. David Strickler, a pharmacist, at Strickler's Drug Store in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
  • The First World Series - 1903
    The Boston Pilgrims defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates five games to three in baseball's first modern World Series in 1903.
  • First Ferris Wheel - 1892/1893
    Invented by Pittsburgh native and civil engineer, George Washington Gale Ferris (1859-1896), the first Ferris Wheel was in operation at the World's Fair in Chicago. It was over 264 feet high and was capable of carrying more than 2,000 passengers at a time.
  • Long-Distance Electricity - 1885
    Westinghouse Electric developed alternating current, allowing long-distance transmission of electricity for the first time.
  • First Air Brake - 1869
    The first practical air brake for railroads was invented by George Westinghouse in the 1860s and patented in 1869.

 

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