Chapter 5: Life in the Neighborhoods


Pittsburgh is truly a city of neighborhoods. As residents branched out from the Point across the rivers and hills to create new communities, they built a tapestry of distinct places. Some are known for their ethnic heritage, such as Polish Hill or Deutschtown. Others are marked by their topography, such as the South Side Slopes, the Hill District, and Fineview. Each has a distinct personality and boundaries are closely held. Many History Center photo collections document daily life in the neighborhoods—church and school activities, hanging out at the corner store, playing in the street. Crucial rites of passage are recorded as well such as weddings and confirmations, school plays, and First Communion.
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