The Neill Log House


The Neill Log House is the oldest domestic log dwelling in Pittsburgh, dated to 1795. It deserves a special place in the city’s and Squirrel Hill’s history and is eminently worth our efforts to restore and reopen it. 

The history of the Neill Log House is posted on our “House History Project” link. To directly access the link, click here. NOTE: This link is periodically updated as new information is uncovered about the Neill Log House. 

Mission Statement of FONLH
(adopted February 2022)
“We secure funds to restore and maintain the Neill Log House, foster knowledge of its historic significance, and work with interested parties to ensure the continued educational use of the structure and its site for future generations.”

The SHHS and the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) have formed the Friends of Neill Log House, Inc. (FONLH) to restore and reopen the house for educational purposes. Updates to FONLH’s progress are made periodically. To see the updates, click here.

Please help us rebuild the Neill Log House! We are inviting individuals interested in the history and preservation of the Neill Log House to join our efforts by making personal contributions that will help FONLH move forward, toward the larger goal of securing all the funds ultimately needed for restoration and usage of the Neill Log House. For more information about our Quiet Giving Campaign, click here.

Donations can be made on-line by going to, clicking on the Projects link at the top of their Home Page, then clicking on Friends of Neill Log House. Once there, the Donate with PayPal button lets you pay by PayPal, or your own credit or debit card.

Donations by mail are also accepted. Make your check out to SHUC-FONLH and put FONLH in the memo line.
Mail to:
Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition
5604 Solway Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15217

Names of all current board members as of August, 2022 (as well as board and team members from our earliest formation) can be found by clicking here.

(use the CONTACT US link on our Homepage to contact any individual(s).)

For a  more detailed description of each month’s SHHS Newsletter update on FONLH, click here.

For a summary of all restoration activities advocated for to-date by the leadership of SHHS and SHUC, click here.

For an update on current city projects related to the Neill Log House [includes Press Release and RFQ] and other restoration team activities, click here (updates have been published monthly through 2021 in SHHS newsletters).

To read about the History of the Neill Log House, click here (this link takes you to our House History page; click The Neill Log House from Main Menu to return to this page)

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