Hump District

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View of the Hump District excavation on Fifth Avenue from Cherry Way to Smithfield Street with Hotel Henry in the background on the right. During the 1900s, the "hump" cut took place in the area of Downtown 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: for more information.
July 8th, 1912
Fifth 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
Streets--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--Maintenance and repair.; Blue collar workers--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Horse-drawn vehicles--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Commercial buildings--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Fifth Avenue (Pittsburgh, Pa.).; Downtown (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
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