"I think the description is incorrect, I think we are looking NORTHeast across Sixth toward Dante Alley in between the two buildings. Dante Alley would be roughly the Southeast portion of the Plaza at the U.S. Steel Tower.
Map Here: http://images.library...."
"Even though it was most recently the Fulton before being renamed the Byham theater, it still reads "Gayety" in the lobby floor tiles."
"Building on left, then "Home for Girls" is still standing behind hospital garage, now offices? "
"Pennsylvania railroad tracks run elevated over what is now Ft. Duquesne Blvd. Map Here:
"This is at 415 Penn ave, I can't seem to find the 400 block of Penn downtown though. Is it possible that this is where the Gateway Center is now?"
"This page shows the Manchester Bridge and Point Bridge (in the background here): http://pghbridges.com/..."
"The Wabash Bridge piers are still there."
"Is that the same fire hydrant on the corner?
"Apparently Heinz Hall now stands where Hotel Anderson used to be, so this is probably looking north up Sixth Street rather than Ave. http://www.pittsburghs..."
"Not sure if the old bridge was in the same place as the new one...
"I think "Wilmot" is now Semple and the portion of Parkview south of Semple, but I still can't find this location... "
"I never noticed how cheesy "Old West"-y the Nicholas Coffee building was until I realized via this photo that it was all faked...
Look at that hipster... "
"Alley is still there, across from the Macy's garage entrance on Cherry, buildings have changed.
Map here: http://images.library...."
"Also, a nickel to whoever can tell me why the pedestrian bridge in the photo connects the Pittsburgh Public Safety Building on the right to the Nixon Theater on the left? hmmm..."
"Within 2 years of this photo, H.C. Frick (who had been assembling plots for years, he owned it all in 1903) had cleared the site east of Cherry, and widened Cherry to 50’ for what would be the William Penn Hotel.
"All gone now, including this portion of Cherry.
The Church on the right is St. Andrews Methodist Episcopal, only 7 years (or less) earlier, had Oliver been extended through to Grant on the widened “Virgin Alley”
Map Here: http://images.library....
"Not a lot of landmarks left to find... "
"My best guess is that this is roughly at the foot of the Two PNC building, where Oliver used to continue through to Liberty in what is now their plaza space. "
"The tall building in the center is gone, the rest still there... "