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Old Posted Dec 9, 2006, 12:41 AM
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An unknown Pittsburgh Hood: The West End

Founded as Temperanceville in the early 1800's The West End is one of the city's smallest and oldest neighborhoods.


















Looks old as hell.














I didn't know there were any Federal houses left in Pittsburgh.







I woner if George Washington slept here LOL!


















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Wouldn't even know it's part of Pittsburgh. Looks like it could be its own little western PA town. Thanks for the treat hero, definately a new part of the city to me.
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Wouldn't even know it's part of Pittsburgh. Looks like it could be its own little western PA town. Thanks for the treat hero, definately a new part of the city to me.
West End is easily the most village like section of Pittsburgh. It feels like a small Appalachian town.

Here is a view from above.
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Now we see the roots of an old mining town. Thanks for the spanktravision.
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Despite being smack dab in the center of the city... and being VERY close to downtown... West End is remarkably isolated. It really does feel like a small village as opposed to being in the middle of a major city.

Very interesting photos of a forgotten neighborhood. It's business district is starting to perk up lately.
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Interesting curved chimneys in that old place. Good post.
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is the west end still unknown if i know it?

i love that neighborhood. certifiably, undeniably pennsylvanian.
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Great tour Hero. That photo of the balcony with the old chandelier is intriguing.

I always came to know the West End as "the back way" growing up. Coming into the city from the south you could avoid the Fort Pitt Tunnel traffic tie ups by getting off at Greentree and heading down to the West End circle.
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Great thread! I doubt this neighborhood will be unkown for much longer. Try Vanilla pastry studio there - sweet jeebus it's good.
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It definately does look like a small Appalachian town.
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I remember getting lost, trying to return my cable modem somewhere out there and driving through the Deer Hunter set. It certainly freaked me out how it seemed that I had instantly left the city.

nice pics. one of Pittsburgh's strangest.
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Looks like another small Appalachian town.
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very strangely isolated, and it looks quiet
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great photos. the similarities between pittsburgh and hamilton [canada] never cease to amaze me: steel, architecture, topography. the pittsburgh skyline is much more impressive, though.
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you're right on the architecture and steel parallels, but i disagree on topography. aside from the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton is not that hilly, which enabled the city to implement a "regular" street grid. the hills in Pittsburgh are crazy, especially in the south side (Arlington, South Side Slopes, West End..)
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What a great area.
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I am now officially a Pittsburgh fan.

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It definately does look like a small Appalachian town.
Do you mean Wheeling?
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Do you mean Wheeling?
No, I mean Clarksburg. At least we don't have the Rhodes Tower.
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