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The borough was named Scottdale in honor of Col. Thomas A. Scott, who was assistant secretary of war during the Civil War and later president of the Pennsylvania Railroad when it opened its Scottdale branch in the spring of 1873. Mentor of Andrew Carnegie who later partnered with Henry Clay Frick born at West Overton rye-whiskey farm in Scottdale.
Scottdale was incorporated on February 5, 1874. The railroad along with the coal and coke industry played a prominent role in the prosperity and development of the community.
By the early 1900s there were 30,000 coke ovens in the area, while Scottdale was centrally located with hundreds of mining companies surrounding it. The railroad was used to ship coal and coke to various industrial markets throughout the country.
J. P. Brennen who built the mansion at South Broadway Manor was the superintendent for H.C. Frick Coke and Coal company and on the board of directors for the B&O railroad.
Henry Clay Frick (December 19, 1849 – December 2, 1919) was an American industrialist, financier, union-buster, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel manufacturing concern.