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The weather was nice, so I went out and took a few shots around one of Pittsburgh's historic areas.

Real trolleys once ran down this street.:shrug:

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George Washington. Unofficial founder of Pittsburgh.

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Houses facing the Commons.

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Houses in East Allegheny. A highway resulted in the loss of many blocks like these.

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This is one of the oldest intact sections of Pittsburgh.

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Find this in the suburbs!

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Meow!

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Some seamless infill.

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Ithacan? (who am I to be making old jokes?)

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Great Pics h, I have always loved the northside, tight streets, turn of the century or before architecture, and the really good stuff at that. Glad to see that all the progress that has been made on refurbishing those neighborhoods has turned the area around some and made it a young professional mecca to be.

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Great shots herodotus. I always love seeing the North Side and especially the Mexian War Streets.

I'd love to see the city help with the revitilization even further by mirroring what Allentown has done for it's historic areas -

They provide up to $5,000 to each qualifying homeowner (or rather, each qualifying historic home) to restore the facade to it's original state. The city ensures that the program isn't abused by then placing a lien on the property for the amount of the grant. 20% of the lien is removed each year until either 5 years have expired and the lien is completely gone, or the owner sells the home and pays off the lien.

The benefits, I feel, are tremendous for both parties involved and I would love to see it adopted in Pittsburgh.

Link - http://www.oldallentown.org/facade.html

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^^That is great info Pghadelphia, I wouldn't mind seeing the city adopt something along those lines. Great idea.

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