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Old 04-17-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
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Granted I wasn't here in the 80s and 90s, but my impression is that Friendship has always existed in the minds of the people who live there and in surrounding areas. The city making it a neighborhood was merely official recognition.
I'm not a local, but my mother's cousin went out here with her husband in the 1990s when he was in Grad school at Pitt. At that time, they lived in Friendship, and it was apparently popularly considered part of East Liberty.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Highland Park
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my impression is that Friendship has always existed in the minds of the people who live there and in surrounding areas. The city making it a neighborhood was merely official recognition
I live in Friendship, have served on one of its community boards, have talked to people who've lived there since the 1960s, and have written the bulk of the Wikipedia article about it. Long story short, there was no neighborhood called "Friendship" until the late 1980s. Before that time, the people living in what we now know as Friendship said that they lived in the neighborhood they shopped in - i.e., people who lived near Liberty Avenue said that they lived in Bloomfield, people who lived near Penn Avenue said that they lived in Garfield, people who lived near Negley Avenue said that they lived in East Liberty, and people who lived near Baum Boulevard said that they lived in Shadyside. The notion of a distinct, almost solely residential "Friendship" neighborhood was created by preservationists in the late 1980s and has caught on among the highly-educated people who have begun buying and renting there since the early 1990s.

For the record, a Pittsburgh community Atlas from 1977, based not on census tract boundaries but on conversations with residents, claims that Bloomfield extended north to Penn and as far east as Graham Street; what we now think of as the part of Friendship that is south of the Quiet Storm, Salt of the Earth, etc. was then considered to be part of East Liberty. See http://www.ucsur.pitt.edu/files/nrep...PNA%201977.pdf and also http://www.ucsur.pitt.edu/neighborhood_reports_1977.php
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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I realize this thread is 7 mos. old and people may not see this or care-- but where is a link to the map that was being made? thanks in advance. also, if anyone would care to direct me to northside parts of the discussion, that's what i'm interested in.

ps, "Friendship" is a recent designation. Ask someone from Bloomfield.
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