A Brief History of Sewickley
Sewickley is a borough located about 12 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh with a population of around 3,000. The borough of this lovely neighborhood is bordered by Edgeworth, Osborne and Sewickley Heights. Three of the 11 municipalities located near the town all share the same post office and 15143 zip code. The “village” as the locals like to refer to it, is just across the Ohio River from Moon Twp.
Facts About Sewickley
The name of the town is said to be a Native American word meaning “sweet water.” Most take that to mean the Ohio River, but historians debate whether its that or the syrup from all the maple trees. The Sewickley Public Library is one of the top 25 largest libraries in the Pittsburgh Business Times Book of Lists. Multiple movies were filmed in this neighborhood, including Houseguest (where a local Bruegger’s was briefly turned into a working McDonald’s). Scenes from Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher, The Lifeguard with Kristen Bell and the Mothman Prophecies. Foxcatcher, with big names like Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum was also shot in the Sewickley area.
I was born at Sewickley Valley hospital and lived at 601 Hill Street.I lived their until 3 rd grade then my family moved to Edge worth and lived at my grand parents house at 215 Orchard Ln.
Sewickley is a great town I remember back in the 50’s you could go to the movies for 25 cents and the extra 25centd brought you a cup of soda and a small popcorn and Islam’s you could buy ice cream cone for 10 cents.