Menu Contact/Location

Keep Tryst: The Walkers of Pittsburgh & The Sewickley Valley: An Intimate Portrait of a Prominent Pittsburgh Family




Stephen Neal Dennis

As their fortunes grew, Pittsburgh’s prominent Walker family maintained an existing family partnership which manufactured soaps and toilet products, and expanded by investing into a widening circle of new business ventures. Eventually, they dominated the US market for fire bricks used for lining blast furnaces through Harbison-Walker Refractories Company. Other major investments were in banking, an iron foundry, wireless and radio technology, oleomargarine and fertilizer manufacturing, stove and water heater manufacturing, and distilling. The Walkers also played a major role in developing conservation strategies for the important historic landscape of the Sewickley Valley.

  • Hard cover; 7 1/4 x 10 1/4
  • ISBN: 0-916670-236
  • 25 color; 75 b/w photos
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633