What Did Pittsburgh Look Like in 1908?

  • April 28, 2015
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Are you a fan of the ‘Burgh’s history? Check out this great series of photos showing the city as it looked in 1908. These photos have some amazing details, so make sure you click on them.

Circa 1908. “Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.” Plenty of free parking for the automobilists among us. 8×10 inch glass negative.

Source: Shorpy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1908. “Nixon Theatre, Sixth Avenue & Cherry Alley.” 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: Shorpy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1908. “A group of skyscrapers.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: Shorpy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1908. “Smithfield Street and the Post Office.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: Shorpy

Continuing our tour of Pittsburgh circa 1908. “Pittsburgh & Lake Erie R.R. station and Mount Washington — Smithfield Street Bridge and Monongahela Incline.” 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: Shorpy

And how cool is this view of the same location on Google Street View?

We have a few more great photos of Pittsburgh, so make sure you check those out.