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Sixteenth Street Bridge

Posted in Bridges by Dr. Boli on September 10, 2014

The Sixteenth Street Bridge, built in 1922, is now officially named for David McCullough, the historian. It is a splendidly ornate bridge, and Father Pitt thinks (he welcomes corrections) that it is the only one of Pittsburgh’s major bridges to be named for someone still living. Mr. McCullough certainly deserves the honor if anyone does.

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Fawcett Church, Cecil Township

Posted in Cecil Township, Cemeteries, Churches by Dr. Boli on September 9, 2014

The congregation began as a house meeting in 1793 and was officially founded in 1812. The current church, which replaced an earlier log church, was built in 1843 and restored after a fire in 1944. Families of early settlers are buried in the churchyard.

Father Pitt has never run across “Nazarene” as a male given name before. The stonecutter made some very elegant letters, but “May the 1th” was as wrong in 1839 as it is today.

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H. J. Heinz Factory

Posted in North Side by Dr. Boli on September 8, 2014

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This photograph from Frank Curto Park, across the Allegheny, reminded Father Pitt of the old sepia gravure factory prints of a hundred years ago. So why not offer it in sepia tones? Much of the old Heinz complex is now loft apartments, but the buildings are remarkably intact, and on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Sulphur Shelf Fungus

Posted in Nature by Dr. Boli on September 5, 2014

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Bright orange mushrooms, probably a species of Laetiporus (mushroom lovers are invited to correct this identification), growing on a log in Frick Park. Behind them, Orange Touch-Me-Nots (Impatiens capensis) are blooming in almost exactly the same shade of orange.

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The Bluff

Posted in Bluff by Dr. Boli on September 3, 2014

Mercy Hospital and part of Duquesne University seen from across the Monongahela.

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