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"I admire these old concrete arch bridges of the early 1900's. I worked on the seismic retrofit of the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, CA which had similar architecture. The difference in the view corridor mattered back then I guess. "

Larry said 12 months ago about: Murray Avenue Bridge Drawing Plans
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"It's too bad the bridge architecture really headed to the crapper. "

Larry said 12 months ago about: Murray Avenue
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"How was the repair undertaken after the fire? "

Larry said 12 months ago about: Hobart Street Mine Fire
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"You know you are Pittsburgh with 1/2 of the cars parked in the wrong direction on the opposite side of the street. :-)"

Larry said 12 months ago about: Hobart Street
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"The photos are excellent. The road crews had a pretty good line and grade and I don't see any Cat 14gs or equivalent out there grading in 1913. "

Larry said 12 months ago about: Hobart Street
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"It is interesting how much cut they did to create the street widths and how competent the ground is as 100 years later not a bit of erosion. I was never aware of this. Great photos. "

Larry said 12 months ago about: Hobart Street
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"I am wondering if it is my imagination or was Pittsburgh pretty much treeless 100 years ago? Or was every picture taken 100 years ago in the dead of winter?"

Larry said 12 months ago about: Forward and Greenfield Avenues
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"I always like the fact that it was called Forbes Street when the name was Forbes Avenue. :-)
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Larry said 12 months ago about: Forbes Street Opening
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"We should have never taken up the rail in the 1960s. The Street Car was ahead of its time, and we had to burn the fossil fuel instead. "

Larry said 12 months ago about: Forbes Avenue Paving
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"You can see the Brilliant Pumping Station located across from Aspinwall on the Allegheny River in the background. "

Joe said 12 months ago about: Dipper Dredge at Work
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"The camera is on the hillside above 5th Ave, east of Kirkpatrick. I see 5th Ave west of Kirkpatrick heading inbound. In fact, when I zoom+ the pic, I can make out 5th Avenue High School. We can see some of Terrace Village, a truck turning outbound from Seneca to 5th, the rows of flat roof houses (small apt bldgs) lining both sides of Moultrie going north from 5th, apt bldgs along DeRaud St, and even a bldg on Duquesne's then smaller campus on the Bluff (look left of the Grant Bldg)..... I'll put the map marker at 5th/Moultrie. "

b said about 1 year ago about: Downtown at a Distance
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"I'm not sure with this one. I think that's Bedford Dwellings behind the smokestack of a probably long gone powerhouse, but if that were the case, St Benedict the Moor school should be visible, which it isn't."

Patrick said about 1 year ago about: Downtown at a Distance
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"Stoner, Thaw & Co was located at 1200 West Carson St"

Patrick said about 1 year ago about: Carson Street
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"The No. 3 Police Station on Penn Ave was located at 2608 Penn Ave. "

Patrick said over 1 year ago about: Street Corner Confrontation
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"Evans Way, sometimes referred to as Evans Alley, was another street that was sacrificed for Gateway Center, but it once existed one block toward the point from the still present Stanwix street"

Patrick said over 1 year ago about: Evans Way
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"Fancourt St ran between Penn Ave and Liberty Ave and was removed for Gateway Center, however it was two blocks toward the point from the still existing Stanwix St."

Patrick said over 1 year ago about: Penn Avenue
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"The West End Machine Co was at 1704 West Carson Street."

Patrick said over 1 year ago about: Carson Street
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"Pittsburgh Valve was at 26th and Railroad St in the strip. This vantage point from a hill may be more akin to be from what is now the MLK busway than from Brereton St"

Patrick said over 1 year ago about: Pennsylvania Railroad Company
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"442 Penn Ave used to be on the corner of 5th Ave and Penn Ave, where the back of Fifth Avenue Place now resides."

Patrick said over 1 year ago about: R. Russell & Company
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"I think this is tagged wrong. I believe the historic photo is looking North from Harriet onto the 300 block of S. Atlantic Ave. The grade of the lawns is what led me to think this attribution to S. Pacific might be inaccurate. If you look at the current street view of S. Atlantic from Harriet St., you can match up the first two houses left/right in the historic photo with the second two houses left/right on S. Atlantic Ave, by the rooflines on the left and porch columns on the right. Plus the grade of the front lawns is much more similar."

Ellen said over 1 year ago about: Harriet Street