Posts tagged Mount Washington.

Downtown Pittsburgh viewed from Mt. Washington, 1945. 

Monongahela Incline, c. 1900. Carnegie Museum of Art. 

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: May 28, 1870

The Monongahela Incline, opened on May 28, 1870, was the first incline constructed in Pittsburgh. The incline, one of seventeen inclines in Pittsburgh at one time, climbs a 35 percent grade, one of the steepest incline planes in the world. Today, only two inclines remain in Pittsburgh. [Explore PA History

Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington, circa 1976

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: May 20, 1887

The Duquesne Incline starts operations on Mount Washington. [Wikipedia]

View from Mount Washington focusing on Water Street, Pittsburgh, c. 1910. [Life in Western Pennsylvania]

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 18, 1977 

South Busway, the first bus-rapid-transit road in the U.S., opens. [Wikipedia; The Pittsburgh Press

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 21, 1960 

Light Up Night has its first official debut at 6 p.m., and all department stores unveil their holiday displays. The previous year a smaller unofficial light-up event was launched. [WikipediaBrady Stewart

Pittsburgh, 1953. Photo by Edouard Boubat. 

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“Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Mount Washington. 1905 via @steeltownanthem 

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: May 20, 1887

The Duquesne Incline starts operations on Mount Washington. [Wikipedia]

Grand View Avenue, Mount Washington, South Side, Pittsburgh, 1911 [OrchardLake’s Flickr]

View from Mount Washington focusing on Water Street, Pittsburgh, c. 1910. 

Most of the buildings on Water Street shown in this photo are still in existence to this day. The North Side can be seen in the left background. Note the crowded commercial and industrial area near the Point at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. [Life in Western Pennsylvania]

South Hills High School Library, Pittsburgh, 1950. Samuel A. Musgrove, Pittsburgh Public Schools Photographs, Library and Archives Division, Senator John Heinz History Center. [University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives

Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington, 1890 [WQED