West Overton Village & Museums, the birthplace of Henry Clay Frick, is a pre-Civil War industrial village.
West Overton Village & Museums, the birthplace of Henry Clay Frick, is a pre-Civil War industrial village. West Overton Village is located about 45 minutes east of Pittsburgh in the quiet little town of Scottdale, Pennsylvania. Between 1803 and 1880, West Overton evolved from an isolated farming enclave into a thriving rural industrial village largely through the business acumen of Abraham Overholt. Overholt oversaw village enterprises of farming, livestock husbandry, weaving, coopering, coking coal, and the distilling of storied Monongahela Rye Whiskey. West Overton Village, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, exists today as an intact collection of over a dozen structures dating to the early to mid-1800s including the 1838 Overholt Homestead and several original outbuildings.