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Old 08-30-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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The good news is that there are plans for an extensive park system along both sides of all the rivers around the Confluence--to be called Three Rivers Park--of which the new Point State Park and the North Shore Riverfront Park are just a part. Eventually it is supposed to go from the West End Bridge on the Ohio up to the 31st Street Bridge on the Allegheny and the Hot Metal Bridge on the Mon, and if done as planned I think it will help tie together all those areas.

Unfortunately, that doesn't do much for that sense of separation between the North Shore (a name I still don't particularly like) and the rest of the North Side.

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Old 08-30-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: About 10 miles north of Pittsburgh International
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A map of the neighborhood as it was in 1890: Full record for G. M. Hopkins Company Maps, 1872-1939 (ASC): 90V02P08

E. Ohio Street is at the bottom. Look between Madison Ave, which now has the expressway beside it, and Chestnut Street. (Pretty much right above the "+" sign when the map page loads.) Apparently the address numbers have changed sometime in the past 120 years, since they don't match the "816" address of today.

(I know it doesn't really have much to do with that individual building, and it's difficult to tell whether that building is one of the ones shown on the map, but they're pretty interesting to look at, nevertheless.)
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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That was cool, ditchdigger! Look at all those family names. I bet there are people who still live in those houses with the same last names.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I understand your wanting to preserve history, but I'm not sure what you see in that particular building.
Nothing exquisite about that particular building.... but chances are what replaces it will have even less character. I'm not the kind of person who thinks everything we've ever built needs to remain intact to preserve the greater glory of our culture's history and all that. But I've also seen too many classic neighborhoods substantially genericized, and it happened one building at a time.
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