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Bear's Retreat is a small Pennsylvania landmark, primarily known for its age.

It is a privately owned house dating back to c. 1794, being lived in as of 2011. The southern log side was built by Jacob Bare in 1794. It is believed he was a German immigrant based on the three-story construction of the log section. Despite plenty of room to build his home, large, heavy, hand-hewn logs were raised higher and higher into place in the traditional building custom of his homeland. The Northern "new addition" brick side built in 1840. The red-brick exterior was made on-site using the abundant clay found on the property. Remains of the outdoor summer kitchen are still clearly present. The property was designated a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark in 1983. Bear's Retreat is at 253 Inglefield Drive, Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania.

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