Monthly Archives: May 2010

back in burgh

Tomorrow morning. New hoods to be explored. Suggestions?

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save wduq

Due to some sad family business, I’ve been out of PGH for the past few days and will be gone for another few. That means no more hoods for a little bit, but I’ll use this gap to draw attention … Continue reading

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parting shot: east allegheny

Above is a shot of 279 cutting right through East Allegheny. Highway construction causes obvious destruction of neighborhoods- The Avery Institute, founded in 1849 by philanthropist and abolitionist Charles Avery as a place where African-Americans could receive a classical education, … Continue reading

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to repeat, east allegheny is called deutschtown

And what’s more German than bier and Bach?

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east ohio street

East Ohio Street acts as the main drag of East Allegheny. Many of the buildings that line the business district (mainly in the Western part of town) date from the 1880s and feature some ornate stone and brickwork. East Ohio … Continue reading

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why on earth don’t you live in pittsburgh?

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, patio with pond, hardwood floors, fireplaces, views of city, 3,278 sq ft, built in 1900: $322,500 as in $700,000 cheaper than you’d pay in my hometown of Washington, D.C.

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priory and grand hall

Built in 1854, what is now the Grand Hall used to be St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, a hub for the German, Swiss and Austrian communities. Interesting tidbit: the church was created without windows because of ‘the constant vandalism of … Continue reading

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