Manor Borough

Westmoreland County


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Looking Back

Manor Borough was incorporated January 1890 and has now reached its 130th+ Anniversary. It has grown from an agricultural / coal mining / railroad town to what it is today. Those interested in history may find the following links, photos, and scans informative. Submissions are welcome (postcards, photos, business cards, newspaper articles, etc.)!! Either stop by the Borough Office for the item to be scanned or email your submission (link or scan). The Borough also houses a small archive of documents and photos. For those who are cleaning out estates, contact the Borough office. We may be able to store items for posterity.These links are a sampling of Manor (Station) history found via web searches.

Manor Art History

1944 and Today

This link will take you to the Trib Live article, with an attached video, by Megan Tomasic about Manor School artwork from 1944 that will soon be on display at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Trib Live Links

Misc Links to Manor History

Manor Centennial


The PA House of Representatives' Citation of Manor's 100 year anniversary. And some residents will remember this poster and event.

The Manor School Bell

Outside of NexTier (formerly Manor) Bank


Old Manor Station

Pennsylvania Railroad Depot

prr depot

Postcard circa 1930s

Aerial View

aerial view

Old Manor Station

PRR Depot

prr depot

Postcard circa 1910s

View of Railroad Street Looking East

aerial view

Beamer Handle Company

Postcard Circa 1911


Postcard Race Street

Circa 1912


Manor School

Postcard Circa 1912

1912 School


Circa 1950s - Photo via eBay

56 squad

Manor School

Postcard Circa 1913 - Photo via Card Cow

Manor School

Manor VFD Band

Circa 1900s

VFD Band

Manor Bank

Postcard Circa 1910s on Race Street

Manor Bank

Aerial View of Manor

Circa early 1920s

Undated aeriel view of Manor taken from the First Street perspective. Click on the image to see labels of what is located at various areas today.

view of Manor

Note the farmland in the upper left corner of the postcard. At the time this was Penn Township. Today this is the location of Orchard Drive, lower Fairview Drive and lower Longview Drive in Manor Borough.

Walthour Farm

Postcard Circa late 1800s - early 1900s

walthour farm

Derailment Manor, PA 1911

Adams Express train and freight train

1911 derailment

Manor Churches

Brush Creek Union Church Circa 1910s 

Manor Bank

Manor First M.E. Church circa 1923

Manor Quakers

Manor Sports

Picture Circa 1911 - Manor Quakers Football

Manor Bank

Manor Quakers Football Team Circa 1912

Manor Quakers

Manor Sports

Picture Circa 1919 - Manor Quakers Football

Manor Bank

1966 Newspaper Article

Click on the image to view

Manor Quakers

Manor Sports

Picture Circa 1920 - Manor Baseball Team

Manor Bank

Manor Field

Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Pirates

Due to its proximity to the railroad station, legend has it Manor Field (also known as the American Legion Field) hosted many baseball teams including the Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Pirates as well as other local teams.Several of the Manor "old timers" recall Honus Wagner playing at the Manor Ball field. Google searches have not uncovered any definitive information, so it is likely these games were exhibition or charity games. Rumors, legends, and memories suggest Manor Field has a rich history going back to the 1890s. Schedule for Homestead Grays June 1924.

Tribune Review

October 2005

Interesting article about a group of residents documenting Manor Borough history. This book is available for purchase at the Manor Public Library.

Manor Homes