How different the city would have been had they actually built a subway. These were from a 1931 book, found on the amazing Historic Pittsburgh site. The title of the book is called City of Pittsburgh and its horses: facts and figures relative to every department using horses, published by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Horses. I didn’t get a chance to dig into this book to fully understand what it actually has to do with horses, but these maps were taken from a 1917 report to the Mayor and City Council that assessed, among other transportation related problems, a plan to put in a subway. It’s pretty fascinating, especially for the transportation nerds out there.
One can now only dream.
Click the images to make bigger and dream a little.