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View Poll Results: Which photo tour would you like to see next?
Historic Mansions of Pittsburgh (including survivors of both Millionaire's Rows) Photo Tour 18 38.30%
Historic Churches of Pittsburgh Photo Tour 5 10.64%
Historic Cemeteries of Pittsburgh Photo Tour 6 12.77%
Fairywood Photo Tour 3 6.38%
Cranberry Photo Tour 10 21.28%
Other 5 10.64%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-10-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I voted for historic churches, but I'd like to see historic churches that are no longer being used for that purpose.

Places like the piano bar in the 1000 block of E. Carson, the red brick apartment building across the street from Fatheads or the grocery store across the street from Wholeys in the strip.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I would love to see a photo tour of Wilkinsburg. You could photograph all of the renovations that are occuring in Hamnet Place, businesses on Penn and Wood Avenues, and all of the beautiful homes that are down there.

If AA doesn't do it, I may be able to do it. I already have photos from Hamnett Place.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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If AA doesn't do it, I may be able to do it. I already have photos from Hamnett Place.
do it! there can always be 2, or more. i think someone (brian?) posted some photos of the penn/wood business district a while back. i'd love to see some photos of other parts of wilkinsburg though, especially the abandoned and restored victorians around here.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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do it! there can always be 2, or more. i think someone (brian?) posted some photos of the penn/wood business district a while back. i'd love to see some photos of other parts of wilkinsburg though, especially the abandoned and restored victorians around here.
Wilkinsburg is a great idea. You should do it, Stburr. I can always come back and do another photo tour at a later time in Wilkinsburg.

Aliquippa sounds fun. I was just in Greensburg last month, but forgot my camera. Lots of architectural treasures there! Oakmont is also a good suggestion.

It looks like the historic mansions tour is currently winning, and that is the one I really want to do, because I am fascinated with the remnants of the old Millionaire's Rows on Western Avenue and Brighton Avenue on the North Side, as well as Fifth Avenue in Shadyside. I have a friend who has a lot of church friends who could get me inside some of the cathedrals around the city. That was my inspiration for the church tour. There are some amazing churches in every neighborhood.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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If AA doesn't do it, I may be able to do it. I already have photos from Hamnett Place.
IMO, the more the merrier. Even if a neighborhood has been photo toured a few times, a new tour is bound to show a few new places.

Tours of some of the local parks would be interesting. Or, maybe a tour of different waterfront areas. Do you kayak? One of my favorite photo tours in another forum showed what different parts of a city look like as you kayak by it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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IMO, the more the merrier. Even if a neighborhood has been photo toured a few times, a new tour is bound to show a few new places.

Tours of some of the local parks would be interesting. Or, maybe a tour of different waterfront areas. Do you kayak? One of my favorite photo tours in another forum showed what different parts of a city look like as you kayak by it.

Alright, looks like I'll be doing a Wilkinsburg photo tour.

As for local parks, I have a ton of pics from Frick Park, so I could throw something together soon.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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do it! there can always be 2, or more. i think someone (brian?) posted some photos of the penn/wood business district a while back. i'd love to see some photos of other parts of wilkinsburg though, especially the abandoned and restored victorians around here.

Yes, there's a lot of fascinating architecture in Wilkinsburg. Maybe these photo sets can spur some interest in the neighborhood? There are hundreds of abandoned beautiful Victorian homes dying for attention (Rebecca Ave, Singer Pl, Hill St, Franklin Ave, Whitney Ave, Coal St - All east of the train tracks).

You could photograph the restorations in Hamnett Place, businesses on Penn Ave, the Penn Lincoln Hotel, the school buildings, School for the Deaf, Singer Mansion, and all of the beautiful churches in Wilkinsburg.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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Here is my Wilkinsburg commercial district tour:

WILKINSBURG (Pittsburgh area) Commercial District - SkyscraperPage Forum

I'd like to do some residences at some point . . . .
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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I would say Hell No to Quipp if I was frightened in Fairywood... Yet if AA wants to go through an exciting photo tour than he should check out the Linmar Terrace Housing Projects... Now I'm not gonna turn this thread into a huge feud over safety in Wilkinsburg so I won't comment on that Although, as others posted Wilkinsburg has some pretty nice architecture.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Litchfield Park, AZ
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Here is my Wilkinsburg commercial district tour:

WILKINSBURG (Pittsburgh area) Commercial District - SkyscraperPage Forum

I'd like to do some residences at some point . . . .
Nice pics.... repped!
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