Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh


Heading west along Penn Avenue in East Liberty brings me to the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, the latest incarnation of which dates to 1935. #105 South Highland Avenue is in the foreground of the 2nd photo.

The church was built in the Gothic style, hence the ornateness relative to the 20th century and the Depression.

From #1221 Penn Avenue, the Dietrich Building built in 1917, to #1111-1119 Penn Avenue, these old buildings are all on the doorstep of downtown. The center two buildings are #1201 (Sack Store Fixture Company, 1899) and #1127-1133 (Byrnes & Kiefer Building, 1892), which gives me a reference range for the age of the last.

Heinz Hall was born in 1927 as Loew's Penn Theater. It features very angry suns, and coming soon, talkies!

Union Tile (Grand Street north of Boulevard of the Allies) is followed by Union Station as I curve into Liberty Avenue.

Looking east on Smallman Street in The Strip. It faces St. Stanislaus Church at 21st Street.

Climbing the McArdle Roadway westbound, perhaps the easiest way to drive up Mt. Washington from downtown Pittsburgh. I pass under the Duquesne Incline, the easiest way to climb the mountain without driving, in the second photo.

The Duquesne Incline is also the most historic way to climb the mountain. Plus you can see the city on the way up instead of trying to find a place to park.

Forts Pitt and Duquesne were located right where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers become the Ohio River. The outline you see is Fort Pitt; Fort Duquesne was a smaller fort located just behind the fountain area.

The lookout on aptly named Grandview Ave. is located in a perfect position to see the Carnegie Science Center next to Heinz Stadium (home of the Steelers), just a stone's throw and an Interstate highway (279) from PNC Park and the Pirates of baseball. Or perhaps you could say that the buildings were located perfectly to take advantage of this view.

The Allegheny River to the northeast, featuring a number of bridges. You didn't come to Non-Roads for bridges, but that's what Pittsburgh generally consists of.

Looking well east of downtown between the rivers; the green truss bridge is 28th St. over railroads.

Close and far views along the Monongahela River to the southeast.

Roads pages for bridges:
Ohio River bridges
US Route 19 (West End Bridge)
Interstate 279 (Fort Pitt, Fort Duquesne Bridges)
"Three Sisters" bridges
Other Allegheny River bridges
Liberty Bridge
Other Monongahela River bridges

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