Reznor's Cut Rate Pharmacy

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View of hump cut progress along the east side of Sixth Avenue, looking south from Wylie 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.
June 27th, 1913
Location
Downtown
Address
545 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection
More Details
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.; Commercial buildings--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Church buildings--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Sixth Avenue (Pittsburgh, Pa.).; Downtown (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Identifier
715.131363.CP
Rights
Public Domain - Anybody may use this photo for any purpose
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  • Fred over 11 years ago

    Sixth Avenue between Grant Street and Fifth Avenue was relocated east of its original alignment to create a building lot for Mellon Bank Center in the 1980's. The actual location of the historic photo would be where One Mellon Bank Center sits today. See an old street map for confirmation.

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