"Tunnel was much more than an alley. It had a lot of traffic from 5th, thru Wylie, to Webster near where cars could get on Bigelow outbound. It's true that Tunnel ended 'near' where the USS bldg is now. Look at this old map - https://historicpittsb... - From 5th Ave, going north, parallel streets were 6th Ave, Tunnel, Chatham, Fernando, Washington, and so on. I lived nearby as a kid.
"Tunnel Street was an alley where the USX courtyard now stands. The tall building in the background is the still standing Oliver Building on Smithfield Street."
"The Dravo Building in this picture was at 300 Penn Ave which is round about the place of Gateway Center. The now gone Barbeau Street was two blocks toward the point from Stanwix St."
"Ferry St is now Stanwix St, Water is sort of Fort Pitt Blvd"
"this was a fun one - so in the modern location the Allegheny County Morgue (now the Health department) is on the right. However in the picture from 1913, it is on the right. This is because in 1929 they moved the building to it's present location to allow the construction of the county office building."
"I lived a couple blocks from this corner - Wylie at Chatham St. Chatham was just two blocks out from 6th Ave. Enlarge the photo and see the Chinese Laundry owned by the family of a good friend and classmate. They lived above it. So many households and businesses were forced to move in the late 50s. ------(The map you see on this page doesn't show the way things were. For example , Centre did not go into this part of the Hill. It didn't go below where Crawford is now.)"
"Herron Hill Pumping Station on Centre Ave"
"This was a very lively section of Wylie and the Hill District back in the 40s. All cleared for the old Civic Arena in th 60s. Now just all cleared for parking lots. Prime real estate, development plans unknown."
"Metropolitan Hospital turned into Salk Hall, a University lab with lots of lab animals housed there. Beautiful grounds along Terrace St in the 60s. In the 70s the University added the Dental School building in the foreground."
"I believe that's the former Post Office/Planetarium that is now the Children's Museum in the background."
"Wylie started at 5th between Grant and Ross. Ross didn't cross 5th as it does now. The first block of Wylie ( from 5th to 6th) was renamed Court Pl sometime after this photo."
"System forced me to put tag at Logan and Our Way. Photo is Logan at Colwell looking toward 5th. Colwell was a short 1/2 block above Our Way. "
"Per a 1906 Sanborn map of Pittsburgh, Dante Alley was a small alley that would have been right through when the fountain is at the Steel Building."
" Part of Bigelow St (not Blvd) is on the hill above 2nd Ave in Hazelwood/Greenfield"
"Wylie started at 5th across from the Count House between Ross and Grant. Ross didn't cross 5th as it does now."
"Civic Arena shorted Wylie Ave, but that's the William Penn Hotel in the background"
"this is not the right chalfont st
the chalfont st in the pic is in beltzhoover"
"No, this is a few doors east of Magee. I lived nearby as a kid in the 50s. Magee did not cross 5th - as in the photo. In my day there was atill a gas station at 5th and Magee where it is in the photo."
"Chuck's tag is correct. The photo says "looking west". I believe it should be "looking east" from Pride. Enlarging the photo lets me see the Rialto Theatre at the SE corner of Marion and 5th. Two block out from there you can just about make out Fifth Ave High."
"i moved the tag - this part of Wylie was almost downtown - about 2 blocks in from Washington."