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Pittsburgh's Allegheny West

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I don't believe I posted these here yet... these are from January

Allegheny West is one of Pittsburgh's most architecturally rich neighborhoods. It's located on the north side... not far from the Ohio River... in the former city of Allegheny. It's gorgeous 19th century rowhouses were home to many of Pittsburgh's leading industrialists and businessmen.

Suburbanization and post-WW2 urban renewal decimated much of the neighborhood. Many precious architectural treasures were lost as freeways were blasted through, gas stations replaced historic homes and neighborhoods were evacuated and left to decay.

Luckily, remnants of this neighborhood remain in remarkable condition. Beautiful structures on Western Avenue have recently been converted to commercial use... with ethnic restaurants, unique shops and martini bars sprouting up. A segment of the population, recognizing the remarkable urban fabric of this area, has restored and preserved this fantastic area.

first... a few skyline shots...

from Uniondale Cemetary:

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Heinz Field sat idle as the Steelers crushed the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship:

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from the West End Bridge:

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WELCOME TO THE NORTH SIDE

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go here for Ukrainian food

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True: a renowned martini bar

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these buildings are part of the Community College of Allegheny County

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This church was designed by H.H. Richardson

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skyline with north side in foreground (from Perry)

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skyline from Observatory Hill

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