Well, I said it might be a while until I published my next Pittsburgh Neighborhoods photo essay and it was. But I’m really excited to share my second one which is of the Lawrenceville neighborhood. It’s one of Pittsburgh’s largest neighborhood areas and is also its most historic one as it was founded in 1814. Today, Lawrenceville is a perfect example of witnessing old meets new-19th century row houses with 21st century renovated buildings. I go to Lawrenceville a lot because I find its restaurant scene, namely all in the commercial Butler Street to be fantastic with its vast array of either small, ethnic eateries or up and coming hip establishments. It’s the complete opposite of Shadyside, the neighborhood I last featured, but that’s a good thing. Gorgeous, turn-of-the-last-century mansions are neat to look at but so is the “working man’s” home. For most Americans, that’s who our ancestors were.
Row houses complete with the ubiquitous front stoops
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, originally founded as aPresbyterian church in the late 19th century
A reminder that dying young, even at the age of 23 was a common occurrence
Do you see the keystone? Pennsylvania’s nickname is the Keystone State
An unassuming yet unique alley between two row houses
Tamari, one of the city’s most popular restaurants
Names of the dead from World War I