Sixth Avenue Hump Cut

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View of construction during the hump removal project on Sixth Avenue from the northwest corner at the intersection with Wylie Avenue, looking south. A large billboard reading "Turkish Trophies 10¢ for 10 with Gift Slip" is visible. 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: for more information.
May 6th, 1913
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
Streets--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--Maintenance and repair.; Commercial buildings--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Billboards--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Blue collar workers--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Sixth Avenue (Pittsburgh, Pa.).; Downtown (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
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