Category Archives: Troy Hill

parting shots-troy hill: saint nicholas church

Sitting vacant along East Ohio St, the Saint Nicholas Church has been the subject of much controversy. I thought I’d swing by and take a picture or two of the beautiful 110-year old building, but one of the doors was … Continue reading

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saint anthony’s chapel

This is bananas. Saint Anthony’s Chapel features 4,000-5,000 religious relics, making it the largest collection outside of the Vatican. I didn’t make it inside, but here’s what I missed: mad relics

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mean streets (for a cyclist) of troy hill

Troy Hill, as you may have guessed, is a hill. The streets atop the hill are often long and narrow (a la photo 2) and the streets that lead up from the river valley are steep and hard as hell … Continue reading

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troy hill homes

Troy Hill is full of beautiful turn of the century (and older) homes. A couple examples:

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voegtly cemetery

Another cool view from Troy Hill (the UPMC building is in the distant background) But the view is not the coolest part about Voegtly Cemetery. In 1987, the city was beginning highway construction along East Ohio St. A backhoe was … Continue reading

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view from the hill

And what great views they are:

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lowrie street

Lowrie Street acts as Troy Hill’s main street. Troy Hill has a small-town feel to it; sans the wild views of dahntahn pgh, you’d never think you were in the city. I never would have thought of this myself, but … Continue reading

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