JRHSS

Greetings from Historic Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.
Welcome to the Victorian charm of the village of Saxonburg.
Named by Pittsburgh Magazine as the "most affordable great neighborhood,"

This is what the clock sees.  Saxonburg began as a vision for a wholesome town offering a new life for German settlers in America in 1832. Designed by engineer and surveyor, John Augustus Roebling, Saxonburg's Main Street featured the charm and distinctive architecture of a quaint German hamlet.  Today, Main Street retains much of its original character and features 32 buildings that are over 100 years old, of which 10 buildings are more than 150 years old.
View from the clocktower of the Old Church located at the head of Main Street.

Visit One of The Most Important Streets in America
Over 150 years after Saxonburg began from an immigrant's dream for a wholesome town, you can visit and experience much of what Roebling envisioned today. Main Street retains much of its original character and features 32 buildings that are over 100 years old, of which 10 buildings are over 150 years old. Saxonburg is a National and Pennsylvania registered Historic District.

John Augustus Roebling and a small group traveled 15 weeks to reach the Saxonburg area where he purchased 1600 acres of land.  Engineer and surveyor Roebling, laid out the future  village on 400 acres of this land in 1832. Other  German settlers arrived in the following years.  John Roebling worked for the Pennsylvania Canal Company designing and building bridges and aqueducts.

MISSION STATEMENT

John Roebling's Historic Saxonburg Society, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of the historic heritage and architectural style of Saxonburg and to maintaining a unique community through the promotion of community events and economic development throughout the borough.

The Roeblings - John A. Robling.  Inventor of steel wire rope and designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, began business at Saxonburg, founded by him in 1832.  His son Washington A. Roebling, who built the brooklyn Bridge, was born here in 1837.

Welcome to our Home
Behind the historic beauty of Main Street, you'll find a thriving contemporary community of shops, restaurants, salons, professional services and unique Bed & Breakfasts. Whether you visit during one our many events, or take in the simpler life in the library patio on a summer evening…you are always welcome.

E-mail us at jrhss@SaxonburgPA.com