Category Archives: Spring Garden

parting shots: spring garden

‘No Outlet’ signs are pretty common in Spring Garden because so many of the streets that branch out from Spring Garden Ave end at the foot of a hill where proper roads aren’t feasible. So there is no outlet. And … Continue reading

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voskamp street

The Germans who settled Spring Garden, and many other Pittsburgh neighborhoods, erected some incredible houses. Voskamp Street, doubtless named after one of the settling families, is the southernmost street in Spring Garden and the closest to East Allegheny, also called … Continue reading

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spring garden ave part deux

Despite popular opinion (probably formed while reading my last downer of a post on vacancies) Spring Garden Ave is not all abandoned. For nearly 65 years, Artcraft Wood Products has been creating custom moulding at their beautiful plant. And a … Continue reading

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spring garden avenue

Spring Garden Avenue is a long and twisting road that runs through the neighborhood. Towards the south end of the street, vacant buildings line up against one another. As the road snakes north, more vacant buildings pop up here and … Continue reading

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house on a hill

While Spring Garden Ave is the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, most of the houses in Spring Garden are stuck onto the sides of the hills that create the valley. Despite being less than a mile away from downtown Pittsburgh, the area … Continue reading

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spring garden

Spring Garden is a thin, almost crescent-shaped neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side. The neighborhood sits in a pretty deep valley between Troy Hill and Spring Hill and is mainly composed of the few hundred meters of land on either side … Continue reading

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