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Troy Hill: Photos

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Troy Hill is a small hilltop neighborhood on the eastern edge of Pittsburgh's North Side. It's on a steep hill just east of Deutschtown and is connected to the Strip District / Lawrenceville across the Allegheny River via the 31st St. Bridge (currently under reconstruction). Despite only being minutes from downtown, it's a very quiet neighborhood with no through routes. It's a very tight, dense neighborhood filled with brick and frame rowhouses. It looks a little gritty... but it's actually a very pleasant, safe neighborhood featuring a small business district.

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It wasn't a good day for photos... I managed to get rained on about 4 times.

Here's Rialto St.

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leading down to Allegheny River and 31st St. Bridge, Rialto is one of the city's steepest streets

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Billy's Bistro is a popular Troy Hill institution

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Pittsburgh's oldest firehouse is at center

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a Spring Hill hi-rise in the distance

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looking at the Strip District and Allegheny River from Troy Hill... the large structure is the Armstrong Cork Factory... undergoing residential conversion into 295 units

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downtown from Troy Hill... it's a great view but the weather was crap

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the stacks of the old Heinz factory (now 250 or so residences)

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North Side

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This staircase leads down to Deutschtown

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looking out over Deutschtown

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strange tombstones

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Straubs Lane is awesome... there were many children playing in the rain-soaked street

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BONUS SKYLINE SHOTS

got up the next morning to try to get a sunrise shot from the West End Overlook... unfortunately the sun didn't come out until much later in the day

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kinda cool anyways

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possibly my favorite skyline view

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a couple shots from Etta St.

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I love your photo essays. I'm a geographer, so I enjoy any kind of landscape, but very few people (if any) and no interiors. Pittsburgh is beautiful, but is this message board an exterior architecture fan club only?

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Great photo's. Being an ex-Pittsburgher I really enjoy seeing these. I haven't been in Troy Hill for a few years. I did spend some time about 2 years ago though walking around the cemetery (I'm a cemetery junkie) in some of your photo's doing some family research but forgot the name of it. Even though I don't live there any more I do still keep my membership in the German Club (Teutonia Mannerchor est 1854), which is a great old building right there on the edge of Deutschtown by rte 28, and stop by for a few glasses of good beer when I'm in town. Are you familiar with the building?

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This city continues to amaze me!

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