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Pittsburgh before smoke control.

Pittsburgh before smoke control. 1940 University of Pittsburgh Smoke Control Lantern Slide Collection, ca.

luzfosca:  Corner of Liberty and Fifth Avenues, Pittsburgh, ca. 1940  From University of Pittsburgh / Smoke Control Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1940s-1950s

Corner of Liberty and Fifth Avenues, Pittsburgh, ca. 1940 - From University of Pittsburgh / Smoke Control Lantern Slide Collection, ca. by lula

Here, at Gardelegen Concentration Camp, the guards panicked as Allied forces drew closer. In an effort to stop the prisoners from escaping or being liberated by the advancing Americans the guards locked a majority of them inside the warehouses and burned them alive. By the time the American Army arrived to the camp, the warehouse was smoking and the majority of prisoners dead.

The Gardelegen Massacre took place on the night of April German SS guards tried to burn between 500 and prisoners to prevent their being liberated by advancing Americans.

Mellon Square Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

“A section of the park showing the Penn-Sheraton Hotel in the right background. This magnificent acre of greenery has brought into the heart of the Golden Triangle the.

Here’s an up-close look at Phipps’ original entrance, which stood from 1893 until the 1960s. Here you get a glimpse of the gorgeous stone detailing – note the “HP” above the windows, in honor of the Conservatory’s benefactor, Henry Phipps – as well as the vines which would eventually grow to cover most of the structure.

Here’s an up-close look at Phipps’ original entrance, which stood from 1893 until the 1960s. Here you get a glimpse of the gorgeous stone detailing – note the “HP” above the windows, in honor of the Conservatory’s benefactor, Henry Phipps – as well as the vines which would eventually grow to cover most of the structure.

Most cities have a Flatiron building–it always seems there’s one spot where the streets come together at an angle and leave an awkward space, and being downtown, someone has to build on…

Pittsburgh’s Flatiron

The Way We Were, 1953 - Squirrel Hill Tunnels - December 2013

The Way We Were, 1953 - Squirrel Hill Tunnels - December 2013

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