Dante Alley Hump Cut

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View of construction during the hump removal project along Dante Alley, looking from Tunnel Street towards Sixth Avenue. The "hump" cut took place in the downtown area known as Grant's Hill. The project began with planning in 1909 and ended with the final cut in 1913. It changed the gradient of Grant Street, Diamond Street, and Oliver, Fifth, Sixth, Webster and Wylie Avenues. Please see Frederick Law Olmstead, Pittsburgh Main Thoroughfares and the Down Town District: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/text-idx?c=pitttext&view=toc&idno=00aep1324m for more information.
April 3rd, 1913
Location
Downtown
Address
Dante Alley
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection
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Source
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection, 1901-2002, AIS.1971.05, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh Original URL
Subjects
Streets--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--Maintenance and repair.; Blue collar workers--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Horse-drawn vehicles--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Commercial buildings--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Dante Alley (Pittsburgh, Pa.).; Downtown (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Identifier
715.133284.CP
Rights
Public Domain - Anybody may use this photo for any purpose
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  • Jonathan over 9 years ago

    Dante and Tunnel can be seen here:
    http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-...

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