Squirrel Hill: A Neighborhood History (Hardcover)

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Squirrel Hill is one of Pittsburgh's premier residential neighborhoods. It has a vibrant commercial center and two exceptional parks. The area was first settled in the eighteenth century as a pioneer farming community. As the city of Pittsburgh prospered, so did the status of Squirrel Hill. In 1867, Squirrel Hill was incorporated into Pittsburgh, but large portions of the neighborhood remained as farmland or large country estates into the early twentieth century. The neighborhood's primary era of growth was from 1900 to 1930, due in part to the connection of the Boulevard of Allies to downtown. During this time, Squirrel Hill developed into a lively center of Jewish life, with kosher shops, bookstores, and Jewish restaurants. The neighborhood continues to have a large Jewish population but has since become more ethnically diverse.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540216656
ISBN-10: 1540216659
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: June 19th, 2017
Pages: 210
Language: English