Westinghouse Mansion Bought

Hidden landmark of electrical giant purchased for bargain

A few months back, we featured a newsletter item about an ageless coil winder. In it we included some of the history of Teco-Westinghouse as a company. What wasn’t mentioned is that the family behind George Westinghouse, the man who created the corporate giant, lived at an elegant mansion outside of Pittsburgh. That location has now been bought for a surprisingly low $100,000 and intends to be converted into a hotel. On June 6, John Graf, the owner of The Priory Hotel, a historic 42-room boutique hotel on the city’s north side, bought the castle for the $100,000 tag after no bids were placed on the initial selling price of $550,000. Quite the score, as you can see below:

The history of George Westinghouse and his life have been thoroughly covered before. Take a look back at an engaging article written by EA Senior Editor Kevin Jones, from the October 2003 issue: “George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, and the Battle of the Currents”.


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