Aspinwall is a borough on the Allegheny River in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. It is essentially a residential place. 

        In the mid-1880s, the area which is now Aspinwall was primarily owned by the descendants of James Ross, but as the steel industry was thriving in Pittsburgh, Henry Warner, superintendent of the Allegheny County Workhouse, had the idea of creating a residential community along the bank of a river.

       Warner traveled to New York to discuss the idea with Annie Aspinwall. He purchased 155 acres of land from her and formed the Aspinwall Land Company in 1890. Pittsburghers, mostly from the upper-middle class, purchased lots from the 60 available home sites. By 1890, the town had 400 residents, most of whom were young couples with children. Aspinwall was officially incorporated as a borough on December 28, 1892.


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Fox Chapel Area Adult Education (FCAAE) has served adults in the Fox Chapel Area School District and surrounding communities since its founding in 1962. It is an outreach program of the Fox Chapel Area School District dedicated to providing quality adult enrichment classes for a low tuition. FCAAE offers a fall, winter and spring series of classes covering a wide variety of topics.

FCAAE was established by a group of community members, district administrators and members of the school board shortly after the completion of Fox Chapel Area High School in 1961. This dedicated group wanted to allow district adults, not just students, to take advantage of the new facilities. Beginning with approximately 20 classes that served 700 adults its first year, FCAAE now offers over 120 classes and serves 1,000-1,500 adults each year.

Our students join from throughout the five boroughs of the Fox Chapel Area as well as surrounding communities. With the addition of online classes, FCAAE now welcomes adults - former residents of Fox Chapel, friends of current students, and life-long learners - from across North America. Both residents and business owners receive a reduced tuition fee. Our teachers range from community volunteers to expert professionals.

FCAAE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by a volunteer board of Fox Chapel Area School District residents and an Executive Director. Click here to visit our website for more information and to browse the class offerings or call 412.696.1410.

       PashekMTR and the comprehensive plan committee have finished Phase I of the project. This includes a summary document where we have taken the information gathered in our surveys, public meetings and interviews, and coalesced around a few themes. In addition, as part 2 of the document, we have included a detailed summary of the questionnaire and public meeting comments to review.
        Please review the document and make notes. The project does not end with this report, and we want to stay engaged with the residents and business owners. New ideas and concepts will always be considered and encourage that type of feedback. 

The Aspinwall Hometown Heroes program is back!