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Plate no. 9 – City of Pittsburgh, 1914

28 Oct

Click image to go to Historic Pittsburgh site to zoom around

This beautiful map shows when large portions of the city were purchased, and by who. You’ll see lots of names on here that eventually became streets, as well as some of the original names of some neighborhoods that we know and love.

For instance, you’ll see when “The Officer” Thomas Smallman purchased some land in what is now the Strip District in 1811. Also, John Castleman was in a section of Greenfield that was then known as “Castlemania,” while another section of the Strip was called “Good Liquor” in the 1700’s.

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The incredible expanding Pittsburgh

13 Oct

There’s a lot of neighborhoods here. It all started with the fort that is now downtown. This is how we grew.

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