Pittsburgh Skyline 1900-1910


Pittsburgh Images 1904-1905

We are digitizing the entire collection of Living in Western Pennsylvania by year; this group is online,  http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list.  Gallery: Living In Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910.

We added 10 new images of the Pittsburgh Skyline.  The images feature four (4) of the new buildings constructed since the turn of the century; the Frick Building, the Arrott Building, the Farmers Bank Building and the Bessemer Building.  The funding for this metamorphosis came from three of the city’s wealthiest residents; Henry Clay Frick, Henry W. Phipps, and Henry W. Oliver.

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View of the Pittsburgh Skyline from the roof of the Empire Building on Liberty Avenue.

Pittsburgh Skyscrapers 1904

The following architects were instrumental in shaping the early 20th Century Pittsburgh Skyline:

1)       Frick Building:  D.H. Burnham & Company

           a. 20 Floors and completed in 1902

2)       Arrott Building:  Frederick J. Osterling and Edward B. Lee Architects

           a. 18 Floors and completed in 1902

3)       Farmers Bank Building:  Alden and Harlow Architects

           a. 27 Floors and completed in 1902

4)       Bessemer Building:  Grosvernor Atterbury Architect

           a. 13 Floors and completed in 1905

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View of the Bessemer Building in Pittsburgh under construction. Image was taken from the roof of the Empire Building on Liberty Avenue.

City of Pittsburgh Images – 1905

We added seven (7) new images of Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington.  The views provide a better view of the coal barges on the Monongahela, Point Buildings, the new Wabash Bridge, Terminal and Office Building, the financial district skyline, uptown view of Duquesne College and the P&LE Railroad station and yard on the south side.

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View of the PL&E Railroad Building and yard, Smithfield Street Bridge, Panhandle Railroad Bridge and Mon warehouses from Mount Washington

The next Post will summarize the balance of the negatives and prints digitized to complete “Living in Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910.

A reminder that the new images can be found at  http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list.  Gallery: Living In Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910.  And that the images online are for sale and all proceeds are used to digitize and identify more prints and negatives.

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Historical Pittsburgh Images 1900-1910


Historic Pittsburgh Images of the Boys Brigade 1903

As discussed in the previous blog, we are digitizing the entire collection of Living in Western Pennsylvania by year; this group is online,  http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list.  Gallery: Living In Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910.

The following sets of images were taken in 1903 in McKeesport and Gettysburg Pennsylvania.  Brady Stewart was part of a youth church group called the Boy’s Brigade.  I have to admit that prior to digitizing the images, I had not heard of the Boy’s Brigade.  After some online research, I found out that they were, and still are, a large international faith-based organization focused on building character and values within young boys and girls.  The Boys and Girls Club along with the Boys and Girls Scouts were loosely modeled after the Boy’s Brigade;

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Historic image of the Methodist Boys Brigade

The Methodist Boy’s Brigade from McKeesport participated in the 40th year anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  Each boy in the Boy’s Brigade belonged to a company and each company was attached to a church.  The company is under control of a Captain who has a staff of Lieutenants, Warrant Offices, Helpers and Instructors. Each company was split into a number of sections by age;

1)      Anchor Boys:  for ages 6-8

2)      Junior Boys:  for ages 8-11

3)      Company Section: for ages 11-15

4)      Seniors:  for ages 15-18

The Boy’s Brigade uniforms from the beginning had a military look since it reflected the military approach of the organization which stressed drill and discipline.

Pittsburgh’s Boys Brigade In Historic Gettysburg 1903

The new images include Brady Stewart and members of the McKeesport Boy’s Brigade, participating in the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The images also include members of the Pennsylvania National Guard along with Troop F of the 15th US Cavalry Unit.

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There are a total of 13 new Boy’s Brigade / Gettysburg images online now and can be viewed at http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list.  Gallery:  Living in Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910.  The next post will include new images of members of the Fort Pitt Masonic Lodge marching in the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade in Pittsburgh 1903.

Additional Historical Pittsburgh Images

We added two new images of Westmoreland County Coal Company and eight (8) Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania maps from 1750 to 1865.

And a reminder that all the images online are for sale and all proceeds are used to digitize and identify more prints and negatives.

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