J & M Auto Supply

The J & M Auto Supply Company, near the Bloomfield Bridge.
March 5th, 1913
Bloomfield Bridge
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
Bloomfield (Pittsburgh, Pa.); J & M Auto Supply Company (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Business enterprises--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.
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  • Matt over 13 years ago

    The city directory of 1914 lists the business at 3700 Grant Blvd (which was previously the name of Bigelow Blvd) which should put this building directly across from the south foot of the Bloomfield Bridge, roughly the corner of Grant and Ridgway, but the map of 1914 appears to show no building there, unless it is the one labelled "M.E.Malley" though that should be the end of the 3600 block (the address labelling is poor on that stretch. http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-...

  • Matt over 13 years ago

    Here's the directory link: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi...

  • Matt over 13 years ago

    Also, couldn't figure out what "Weed Chains" were, thought maybe early off-roading gear... Turns out "Weed" was a York-based tire chain manufacturer.

  • Dane over 13 years ago

    I feel like the slope of the ground shown in the Street View is too much for a building to have been in that place.

    Is it possible that Bigelow moved to be on top of where those buildings were, or that the mound of earth was moved from somewhere else to where it is now?

  • Matt over 13 years ago

    I think this earth was banked up when the tunnel (which is running right through where the buildings were located) was added for eastbound traffic to access the bridge, Bigelow's right of way looks unchanged. Ridgeway was then turned to end at Blessing St, ii used to come right to the foot of the bridge...

    So no, though there is naturally a hill there, this is not it.

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