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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Smithfield Street: 1908

Smithfield Street: 1908

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1908. "Smithfield Street and the Post Office." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Below is the same view from July of 2016.

Kaufmann's

You can see the Kaufmann's dept. store sign at the top. Edgar Kaufmann Sr., the owner, was the man who hired Frank Lloyd Wright to build Fallingwater as a weekend country house in Bear Run, PA.

The more things change

I remember the streetcar tracks, but I'm not quite old enough to remember the bricks. The west side of the street hasn't changed a whole heck of a lot in a hundred years.

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