Sunday, October 13, 2013

South Side then - South Side now

Must be some Pittsburgh mole in the Wikipedia machine that has made tomorrow's Wikipedia's Picture of the Day tomorrow an illustration of the historic South Side of Pittsburgh (aka Birmingham).

If you want more, the best source on the history of the South Side is not Wikipedia in this case, but an old article by a former teacher of mine: A Political Process of Urban Growth: Consolidation of the South Side with the City of Pittsburgh, 1872, by Bernard J. Sauers.

 It has a cool and rare map breaking down the annexations that made the city of Pittsburgh:


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