Posts tagged Fort Pitt.

An artist’s rendition of Fort Pitt as it appeared around 1776 (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 7, 1775 

By the Treaty of Pittsburgh, the chiefs of the Native American tribes in the area pledged friendship and neutrality in the conflict between Great Britain and her colonies. [Historic Pittsburgh

Construction of the Fort Pitt Tunnels, late 1950s (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 28, 1957 

Drilling begins on the Fort Pitt Tunnels. [Historic Pittsburgh

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Skyline - Pittsburgh, Pa.

"As seen from across the Monongahela River showing the new giant skyscraper office buildings rising in the very heart of the Golden Triangle. To the left of the picture and near the apex of the famous Point, can be seen three of the Gateway Center Office Buildings. When the project is completed there will be nine of these huge buildings at this location, and 36 acres will provide a fitting center for Fort Pitt."

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Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA

“Point State Park and many of the principal buildings in downtown, Pittsburgh. Dwarfed in the shadows of the trees, on the right, is the historically famous Block House; all that remains of the original Fort Pitt.”

Plan of Fort Pitt (via Project Gutenberg’s “A Short History of Pittsburgh,” by Samuel Harden Church)

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: March 30, 1763 

Pontiac’s uprising against the whites brought all the inhabitants from the outside within the confines of Fort Pitt. Most of the surrounding homes were demolished. [Historic Pittsburgh

Engraving of Lord John Dunmore, Charles B. Hall (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: January 6, 1774 

The unsettled boundary between Pennsylvania and Virginia became hotly contested when Dr. John Connolly posted a proclamation on the walls of Fort Pitt to announce his appointment by Lord Dunmore, governor of the southern colony, as “Captain, Commandant of the Militia of Pittsburgh and its Dependencies.” He ordered the people to assemble as a militia on January 25. [Historic Pittsburgh

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 23, 1753

Maj. George Washington, 21, emissary from Virginia’s Governor Robert Dinwiddie to the French commandant at Fort LeBoeuf on French Creek (now Waterford, Pa.), observed the land at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers (where Pittsburgh is today) and described it as “extremely well situated for a Fort; as it has the absolute Command of both Rivers. The Land at the Point is 20 or 25 Feet above the common Surface of the Water; and a considerable Bottom of flat, well timbered Land all around it very convenient for Building.” [Historic Pittsburgh

An artist’s rendition of Fort Pitt as it appeared around 1776 (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 7, 1775 

By the Treaty of Pittsburgh, the chiefs of the Indian tribes in the area pledged friendship and neutrality in the conflict between Great Britain and her colonies. [Historic Pittsburgh

Construction of the Fort Pitt Tunnels, late 1950s (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 28, 1957 

Drilling begins on the Fort Pitt Tunnels. [Historic Pittsburgh

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 20, 1777

Virginia withdraws officials from Ft. Pitt ending its decades-long claim on Pittsburgh based on Washington’s surveys. [WikipediaMaps of PA

Plan of Fort Pitt (via Project Gutenberg’s “A Short History of Pittsburgh,” by Samuel Harden Church)

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: March 30, 1763 

Pontiac’s uprising against the whites brought all the inhabitants from the outside within the confines of Fort Pitt. Most of the surrounding homes were demolished. [Historic Pittsburgh