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Painting 90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods: Ron Donoughe

8 Oct

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Central Northside, by Ron Donoughe

Lawrenceville based artist, Ron Donoughe, intends to visit 90 neighborhoods in Pittsburgh over the next year. During those visits he “will be creating a visual time capsule of paintings and experiences that will be shared” on his blog. He often meets people while out painting, and will write little bits about his experience as well.

This is a really cool project.  I love Ron’s paintings, where he’s able to take something mundane like a highway overpass, and turn it into something beautiful. Of course, his paintings of neighborhood streets are incredible in the way it makes you feel like you are in the landscape.

Really excited to see what this project brings about.  Check it out!

Incredible quilt map

2 Dec

Another great quilt map of Pittsburgh.  Supposedly, “every piece of fabric was chosen for a reason, so looking at the different pieces was like a game in trying to figure out which neighborhood was which just based on the fabric. ”

Click the image to make BIG and figure it out.

This was part of the Lawrenceville Artist’s Studio tour, posted on the blog, Everything Better Pittsburgh.

Occupy Pittsburgh in 1877

1 Dec

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This was an Occupy Pittsburgh 1877 style. This interactive map goes over the history of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, that went stretched from Downtown through the Strip into Lawrenceville.

The Great Strike of 1877 and the uprising that ensued did not begin in Pittsburgh, and it did not start on the Pennsylvania Railroad. The grievances of brakemen employed on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad first led to a strike in Baltimore, Maryland on July 16th. The next day, trainmen in Martinsburg, West Virginia also went on strike. Unrest quickly spread throughout the country—beyond the B&O and beyond the railroad industry at large.

The Great Strike was a spontaneous and chaotic action, independent of unions and political organizations.

The rest of fascinating story can be recreated on the Howling Mob Society website which will help you find the actual historical markers that were placed throughout the historic district.

Pittsburgh Zombie Outbreaks and Attacks

13 Oct

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From the etsy site where you can buy a copy of this map.  Or, save the shipping cost and get it at Wildcard in Lawrenceville

While no one can precisely pinpoint the first resurrections of the living undead, historians and scholars agree that Pittsburgh was the birthplace of the modern undead phenomenon. As such, the city of Three Rivers has been dealing with “Zombie” preparedness for decades. This handy map was given out to local businesses by Romero & Sons, an unique firm that specialized in the disposal of the undead. The grandson of the original Romero would later produce a series of educational documentaries on the events of a full-scale undead uprising.

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