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PALMER'S PITTSBURGH
1905
ALL THINGS PITTSBURGH
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE PITT DIGITAL LIBRARY
PHOTO RESTORATION DONE BY THE STEELCACTUS FOUNDATION
Tablets in Old City Hall
Commemorating Civil War Subsistence Committee
GRAND WATER PARADE
October 7th, 1885
Celebrating the Opening of the Davis Island Dam
BOYD'S HILL AFTER THE GREAT FIRE
THE FOSTER HOMESTEAD
Birthplace of Stephen Foster, the Famous Composer
Penn Avenue and Butler Street
HOMESTEAD STEEL WORKS, MUNHALL, PA.
NATIONAL WORKS OF THE NATIONAL TUBE CO. AT McKEESPORT, PA.
Largest Plant Manufacturing Wrought Pipe in the World
FINLEY HOMESTEAD
East Liberty
THE PHILLIPS MINE & MILL SUPPLY COMPANY
South Twenty-Third, South Twenty-Fourth & Mary Streets.
Established in 1863.  The Largest Concern Of Its Kind in the World.
H.J. HEINZ COMPANY'S GREAT FOOD PRODUCT ESTABLISHMENT
EAGLE COTTON MILLS
Allegheny City
PITTSBURGH IN 1874
CARNEGIE INSTITUTE AND LIBRARY
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF FIFTH AVENUE AND SMITHFIELD STREET
THIS CORNER WOULD SOON BECOME KAUFMANN'S DEPARTMENT STORE AND THE LOCATION OF KAUFMANN'S CLOCK
PITTSBURGH BEFORE THE FIRE OF 1845
ALLEGHENY ARSENAL EXPLOSION
The Allegheny Arsenal, established in 1814, was an important supply and manufacturing center for the Union Army during the American Civil
War, and the site of the single largest civilian disaster during the war.

On Wednesday, September 17, 1862, around 2 pm, the arsenal exploded. The explosion shattered windows in the surrounding community and
was heard in Pittsburgh, over two miles away. At the sound of the first explosion, Col. John Symington, Commander of the Arsenal, rushed from
his quarters and made his way up the hillside to the lab. As he approached, he heard the sound of a second explosion, followed by a third. Fire
fighting equipment as well as a bucket brigade tried to douse the flames with water. The volunteer fire company from Pittsburgh arrived and
assisted in bringing the fire under control.

By the time the fire was put out, the lab had been reduced to a pile of smoldering rubble. 78 workers, mostly young women, were killed. 54
bodies were unidentified, and were buried in a mass grave in the nearby Allegheny Cemetery. Among those killed were 15-year old munitions
assembler Catherine Burkhart, who lived at 184 38th Street.

The explosion at the Arsenal was overshadowed by the Battle of Antietam, which occurred on the same day.  The Battle at Antietam resulted in
the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of dead, wounded, and missing at 22,717.
THE BRADLEY TAVERN
WATER STREET & FERRY STREET
Where many notables were entertained in the early 80's of the 18th Century.
ALLEGHENY ARSENAL
NORTH COMMON, 1868
HERRON HILL
Rifle Pits put up by citizen's during war scare of 1863
OLD TOWN HALL
Allegheny City
OLD POST OFFICE
Smithfield Street & Fifth Avenue
MONONGAHELA HOUSE
The First Modern Hotel West of the Alleghenies
Schenley Mansion
EDGAR THOMSON STEEL WORKS, BESSEMER, PA.
DUQUESNE FURNACES AND STEEL WORKS, COCHRAN, PA.
THE UNION SWITCH & SIGNAL COMPANY, SWISSVALE, PA.