Aerial View of Grant at Sixth

A view of Grant Street and Sixth Avenue from the roof of the William Penn Hotel.
April 5th, 1951
Grant Street and Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection
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Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection, 1901-2002, AIS.1971.05, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh Original URL
Downtown (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Automobiles--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Billboards--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.
Public Domain - Anybody may use this photo for any purpose
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  • Michael almost 13 years ago

    This is looking down Webster Ave from Grant. The current DoubleTree Hotel is under construction in the background.

  • Chuck almost 13 years ago

    That's what I had and the view was closer to what you tagged.

  • Michael almost 13 years ago

    You're totally right - when I loaded your, it was showing a totally different pan yesterday. I think it was a glitch. However, the view is from Grant Street, and your is from a little up Sixth. You can tell by the perspective on the DoubleTree building.

  • Michael almost 13 years ago

    Also, regarding the description from the archive, the view is clearly not from the roof of the William Penn. More like the 6th floor. :)

  • Ralph about 12 years ago

    Regarding the two buses visible in the photo, the one in front is an ACF-Brill model C-27, belonging to Pittsburgh Railways Co. The other is a White, model and owner unknown.

  • Marky about 9 years ago

    This very intersection was immortalized in the very year this picture was taken in the movie "Angels in the Outfield." Here is a link- and if you go to 1:21:56 in the movie you will clearly be able to see the Duquesne Pilsner billboard and how it related to the Grant Street entrance (I presume) of the William Penn Hotel.

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