The East Liberty Valley Historic Society is a nonprofit that exists to document and share the history of the East Liberty neighborhood and surrounding areas. East Liberty is a particularly interesting area of Pittsburgh when it comes to development as it has many buildings from the time East Liberty became a fashionable suburb for some of Pittsburgh’s wealthiest families who were looking to escape the congestion of Downtown Pittsburgh in the 1850s. East Liberty is also the site of a massive Urban Renewal project in the 1950s.
The East Liberty Valley Historic Society has been documenting and sharing information about… Read the rest
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I saw this event on the Venture Outdoors blog today and I think this will be a really interesting talk about the history of the trails system in Pittsburgh. The parks and trails here are pretty amazing and it is strange to think that these assets are relatively recent to the city.Trails, Riverfronts, Local HistoryWednesday, 11 February 20097:30-9pm, Botany Hall, adjacent to Phipps Conservatory, OaklandSpeakers include: Bob Gangawere, former editor of Carnegie MagazineDirector of Friends of the River Front with Brendan Wiant, Bally DesignThere is a nice article on this talk in today’s… Read the rest