Hump Removal on Fifth Avenue

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Fifth Avenue, from Grant Street to Smithfield Street, during the Hump District's "hump" removal. The street scene shows several businesses including the Dairy Lunch and the South Side Trust Company of Pittsburgh. The Jenkins Arcade Building at Fifth and Penn Avenue is visible in the distance. In the 1900s, 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. For more information, please see Frederick Law Olmstead, Pittsburgh Main Thoroughfares and the Down Town District:
October 14th, 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.; Wrecking--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Commercial buildings--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Horse-drawn vehicles--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Pedestrians--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Fifth Avenue (Pittsburgh, Pa.).; Downtown (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
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