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Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
     

Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Staff of The Squirrel Hill Historical Society
 

Squirrel Hill is one of Pittsburgh’s premier residential neighborhoods. It has a vibrant commercial center and two exceptional parks. The area was first settled in the eighteenth century as a pioneer farming community. As the city of Pittsburgh prospered, so did the status of Squirrel Hill. In 1867, Squirrel Hill was incorporated into Pittsburgh, but large

Overview


Squirrel Hill is one of Pittsburgh’s premier residential neighborhoods. It has a vibrant commercial center and two exceptional parks. The area was first settled in the eighteenth century as a pioneer farming community. As the city of Pittsburgh prospered, so did the status of Squirrel Hill. In 1867, Squirrel Hill was incorporated into Pittsburgh, but large portions of the neighborhood remained as farmland or large country estates into the early twentieth century. The neighborhood’s primary era of growth was from 1900 to 1930, due in part to the connection of the Boulevard of Allies to downtown. During this time, Squirrel Hill developed into a lively center of Jewish life, with kosher shops, bookstores, and Jewish restaurants. The neighborhood continues to have a large Jewish population but has since become more ethnically diverse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738537177
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,253,740
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author


The Squirrel Hill Historical Society is a volunteer membership organization that was founded in 2000 to explore and celebrate the history of the neighborhood. The society is actively compiling an archive of local historical documents, and the development of this book represents an exciting and important step in this mission.

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