Built c. 1844, Simon Truby’s brick home is one of the oldest buildings in Apollo, PA, a town established in 1816.
Simon Truby’s land was mostly undeveloped in 1890. A decade later, the vacant field above the farmhouse became Oak Hill; the field below is now N 8th St. & higher in Apollo, PA.
In 1843, Simon Truby of Warren (now Apollo) purchased 156+ acres of land from Dr. James R. Speer and his wife Hettie of Pittsburgh, at a cost of $3,000. Truby’s original farm (in yellow below) included the north end of Apollo above 5th Street, parts of Oak Hill, Pegtown, and North Apollo up to about 16th Street.