WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEIGHBORHOOD
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is made up of a number of neighborhood that give the city a small home town feel.
Over the last few years I have been photographing many of these neighborhoods. Today I will share photos I took of the South Side Slopes for this weeks photo challenge. See others here.
SOUTH SIDE SLOPES WALL MURAL
South Side Slopes is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania‘s South Side area. The neighborhood comprises the hills from the South Side Flats neighborhood along the Monongahela River from the Liberty Bridge (west) to beyond Josephine Street (east).
In many parts of the South Side Slopes, homes offer panoramic views of the city skyline that span the distance from beyond McKees Rocks, PA to Homestead, PA. Many homes are perched well above the city skyline. This neighborhood provides access to the South Side Flats by various means including the many public staircases.
Every autumn the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) hosts its annual “Steptrek,” where participants travel over the various public step streets. Pittsburgh, like many cities in the United States built on hillsides, classifies public staircases as streets. The hills being steep, staircases allowed access to the different parts of the slopes neighborhood. The SSSNA hopes to maintain the staircases as a legacy of its history as a mining town.
The Mission Street steps from Oakley Way to Barry Street and the top of Yard Way off St. Pius St. offer views of the South Side Flats neighborhood and downtown Pittsburgh. These public staircases are sometimes called paper streets, being pedestrian streets shown on City maps but not accessible by vehicles.
The neighborhood has representation on the Pittsburgh City Council by the council member for District 3 (Central South Neighborhoods). The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire houses 24 Engine and 24 Truck on the South Side. It is located on Mary Street just off of Carson Street.
See below video for more photos of the South side Slopes and Flats.
Information taken from Wikipedia.
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