One of the main reasons I live in Pittsburgh is the overwhelming presence of history and the beauty of decay. About 20 minutes from where I live is this abandoned piece of property that must have been at some time a country club or resort. My friend Jon first spotted it while were were out for a ride, and we did a little recon that day then came back with some others a few weeks later. It was around dusk as we explored the couple of acres with its abandoned pool and locker rooms, a pet cemetery dating back to the 30s, a garage with a Mercedes covered in dust, several small structures collapsing into the ground, a shooting range hidden in waist-hi grass and a shed filled with a stack of old clay pigeons, and a greenhouse littered with broken windows among other things. I’ve researched the property and can’t find anything about the place, not even a claim on the property in the county records. It’s a mystery.