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1906: Pittsburgh’s Liberty Avenue - during the pre-industrial era, Liberty Avenue was the most desirable residential area of Pgh. In 1894, the construction of the Joseph Horne Co. department store marked a new era for Liberty Avenue & Downtown - the advent of retail in Pittsburgh. But then came the 1930s with the Depression, then the famed St. Patrick’s Day Flood. Liberty Avenue, as a result, endured significant damage & subsequent decay.

“Pittsburgh’s Liberty Avenue” In Amsterdam, it’s called De Wallen. And in Pittsburgh, in the and it was Liberty Avenue, the red-light district.

Pittsburgh in1960

and Liberty Downtown Pittsburgh.taken from the window of an Apartment…

Steel Town - Pittsburgh, PA, but all the mills are gone from city limits.  Still it thrives!

J and L ave remember the sulfer smell when going to Forbes Field

Downtown Pittsburgh skyline view, 1896
**neat to recognize things that are still here....Renaissance top far left**

Downtown Pittsburgh skyline view, 1896 **neat to recognize things that are still here.Renaissance top far left**

hill district pittsburgh 1969 - Google Search

The street my dad grew up on. Herron Avenue at Milwaukee Street, Hill District, Pittsburgh by photographer Charles "Teenie" Harris

Jack Delano's 1940 photo of Pittsburgh has a cinematic feel to it, as the lady on the staircase descends into a dark and cold and spectacular kind of hell. Description from holeintheclouds.net. I searched for this on bing.com/images

liquidnight: “ Jack Delano “Long stairway in mill district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.” Medium-format nitrate negative, January 1940 [via Shorpy] ”

Interior of Jenkins Arcade, corner of Fifth, Liberty and Penn Avenues, Pittsburgh, PA

Historic Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Interior of Jenkins Arcade, corner of Fifth, Liberty and Penn Avenues

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