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We're just two blocks from the Great Allegheny Passage,locally known as the Yough River Trail in the beautiful Laurel Highlands.
The "Rails to Trails"project,when completed; will make it possible to travel the entire route between Pittsburgh,Pa and Washington,DC on a bicycle.
Connellsville is the midway point for riders on the GAP going the distance from Washington DC to Pittsburgh Pa with many picturesque and historical locations in between. We are only 17 miles from Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Fallingwater' and 18 miles from Ohiopyle.We are close enough to Laurel Caverns and the internationally famous Nemacolin Woodlands that you can relax in our homey Victorian style but not pay"celebrity" prices.
Connellsville was the 'coke' capital of the world during the 1800's and the birth of the steel industry.Steel magnate,James Cochran is believed to have sold our section of town to his business associate,Miles Greenwood,hence the name Greenwood,Pa. A Methodist Church,several businesses and an apartment complex still bear the name.We chose 'Greenwood' for our home because of the history associated, as well as the fact that this part of our city has many beautiful trees lining the streets.
.Our town is alive with history,arts,festivals and beautiful scenery,thanks to the Youghiogheny River and our close proximity to the mountains.If you ride the trail from Cumberland MD. you will see how the scenery opens to the flats where it then proceeds to Pittsburgh.We are level enough for businesses but mountainous on all sides;very beautiful in early October when the fall leaves changes to fiery red,bright gold,yellow and amber.I've included a list of local events that highlight the season changes on a later page.
Bicycles are everywhere in Connellsville and we are no except! My husband created the 'highwheel' bike in our front garden;it is stationary but great for pictures! I have included bicycles in my decorating in all rooms and will be offering a few amenities specifically for the cyclists.We have a bicycle rack,'bike'.shower and the availability of 'Bikes Unlimited' only a few blocks away.
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History of the Greenwood House
Built in 1905 by J.Harold Sweeny,this lovely American 4-Square design house was a cozy shelter for two families and a total of twelve children.The original owners,Edward and Margaret Sweeney were part of Connellsville society and hosted gatherings in the spacious foyer,living room and dining room.Mrs Sweeny was an avid decorator and we have tried to return to the original appearance of the home,using period-type wallpaper, colors and furnishings.The woodwork has been preserved and remains beautiful with an ornate fireplace in the living room,lovely cornices and moulding throughout.
The name Greenwood originated from it's location.At one time,this section of town was owned by Miles Greenwood, a friend of coal and coke baron, James Cochran.We have several letters addressed to Mr and Mrs.Sweeney of 'Greenwood,Pa'.