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Old 08-06-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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I have seen this a few time while looking for houses in the area.
What is it? Where is it? Why is it called that?
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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from the website: MexicanWarStreets.org

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Located on Pittsburgh’s North Side, in the heart of the former City of Allegheny, the Mexican War Streets is designated both federally and by the City of Pittsburgh as a historic Victorian-era district. In 1848 General William Robinson, Jr. (later Mayor of Allegheny) plotted out the Mexican War Streets immediately following his return from the Mexican-American War, which annexed Texas and California. With patriotic fervor, he named the streets after the war’s battles (Buena Vista. Monterey. Resaca, Palo Alto) and military leaders (Taylor, Sherman, Jackson). The land originally had been provided to General Robinson’s father in lieu of payment for services during the Revolutionary War.

It's a nice part of town with some wonderful historic homes at reasonable prices. Some of the areas surrounding it are sort of not-so nice though, unfortunately.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Philly
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I do like the homes here. I suppose the garden block development, if it happens, could help the area turn a corner
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: NW Penna.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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Mexican War streets are a section of the North Side with beautiful 1800s era homes. Other areas of the North Side near the War Streets and worth checking out include Deutschtown and Allegheny West, which are generally beautifully revived historic districts.
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