I have passed it many times but was never inside this landmark on Pittsburgh's North Side The Sarah Heinz house which was started in 1901 as the Covode House by Howard Heinz the son of Ketchup King H..J. Heinz as a club for boys many newly immigrated who had hard times and needed a hand up in life as the club grew and added young lady's in 1903 it eventually outgrew the original location and in 1913 n new structure was built and named Sarah Heinz House after Howard's mother Sarah.
Although the building still stands and an addition was added on in the 90's in the rear the entire area around the Sarah Heinz House has changed Completely with the expansion of Pa route 28 and building of the I- 279 interchange all that was around the building except for old Heinz plant is gone
How ever they say Sarah Heinz and a young boy who passed away from an accident in the gym area still make their presence known in the building. As people often feel they are being watched or followed and sometimes an occasional shadow or lights blinking.
The Sarah Heinz House still to this day serves youth from around the north side and will always stand as something good the Heinz family did for Pittsburgh.