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. The population was 2,801 at the 2010 census.
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.
Aspinwall was served by Pittsburgh Railways streetcar service 94 Aspinwall from 1910 until November 12, 1960, when the service was discontinued on the closure of the 62nd Street Sharpsburg Bridge. This was replaced by the Senator Robert D. Fleming Bridge which did not have streetcar tracks.
Current Aspinwall News
Attention Aspinwall Residents and Members of the Public:
The Council of the Borough of Aspinwall meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, will be held online at 7:00PM. Residents and community members can watch or listen to the meeting via Zoom webinar. If you would like to watch, listen, or participate with the meeting, you must register for the webinar via Zoom webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for how to join. You will need to download the app in order to view, listen or comment. Please note: Zoom webinar’s attendance is limited to 100 attendees. Public comments on all agenda items will take place at the beginning of the meeting. All other comments will be taken at the end of the meeting. Comments will be taken using Zoom’s raise hand feature ONLY. Those who wish to comment must be residents of Aspinwall Borough and will be asked to state their name and address for the record prior to their comment, as is the procedure for all Borough Council meetings. We will not be accepting comments or questions on Facebook or through Zoom’s chat feature during the meeting. If you are unable to join the meeting, you can submit comments on our website, by emailing the Borough Manager, or by calling the Borough at 412-781-0213.
If you have issues registering for Zoom webinar or you would just like to call in and listen to the meeting without registering, please call 412-781-0213 for assistance.
If you would like to just listen in please dial one of these numbers and follow the prompts. US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 860 5994 5884
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, patience, and continued understanding.
We hope you will join us on Wednesday, September 9th!