Banksville-westwood Real Estate
The building to the right, now converted to a restaurant, housed the fans used to control the air flow in Hartley Marshall's Enterprise Mine. The first known European inhabitant of Banksville was Isaac Sellers, who settled in the area in 1773. According to the "History of Allegheny County", "the earliest settlers were subjected to frequent alarms by marauding Indians." Shortly after his settlement, he was joined by James Kearns and William Chess, both from Ireland] The 400-acre (1.6 km2) land, known as "The Experiment" and located on the waters of Little Saw-Mill Run, was sold in 1784 to David and Agnes Carnahan of Ireland. Just before David's death, 250 acres (1.0 km2) of the land was split between David's 3 children—William, Alexander and Joseph. The land was named Banksville by Alexander Carnahan (1789–1879) in honor of the family of his second wife — Eliza Banks. Alexander Carnahan laid out Banksville just after the Civil War. The town was a farming community as well as a prosperous mining town whose settlers were mostly Scotch-Irish.
The Little Saw Mill Run Railroad, owned by the Harmony Society, was operated between Banksville and the West End beginning in April 1853. Banksville was formerly a part of Union Township before being annexed into the city of Pittsburgh in 1907.Banksville Related Mining activities: Coal Ridge Mine; Venture Mine, operated by Gray and Bell; Enterprise Mine, operated by Hartley and Marshall; Pittsburgh, Carnegie and Western Railroad; Westside Belt Railroad Company.
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Banksville-westwood Listings Summary
Banksville-westwood - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Banksville-westwood: $214,000 / County Avg $299,900
Avg Taxes in Banksville-westwood: $1,600 / County Avg $3,500
Avg Sq. Ft. in Banksville-westwood: 1,295 / County Avg 1,817
Avg Price per/sqft in Banksville-westwood:$165 / County Avg $165
Avg Walkscore in Banksville-westwood: 55 / County Avg 37
Avg Year Built in Banksville-westwood: 1944 / County Avg 1949
Avg Days on Website in Banksville-westwood: 35 / County Avg 77