Itin Wall

3950167c
Working on the Itin Street Wall.
August 30th, 39
Location
Spring Hill
Address
Itin Street
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection
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Source
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection, 1901-2002, AIS.1971.05, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh Original URL
Subjects
Spring Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Itin Street (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Construction equipment--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Blue collar workers--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.
Identifier
715.3950167.CP
Rights
Public Domain - Anybody may use this photo for any purpose
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  • Ellen 3 months ago

    The retaining wall on Itin is built from stones from the old Western Pennsylvania Penitentiary, which was torn down in 1886. The retaining wall on Troy Hill Road is built from stones from the old Western Pennsylvania Penitentiary as well. The original Western Penitentiary was completed in 1825 and was built in the Allegheny Commons area. A plaque marking the site is in the eagle enclosure at the National Aviary. In 1882, a new prison was built along the Ohio River, where it remains.

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