Historic Map - Pittsburgh, PA - 1874

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View of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, P.A., 1874 / drawn & published by Otto Krebs.

This panoramic illustration of Pittsburgh, Allegheny and Birmingham, Pennsylvania was drawn and lithographed by Otto Krebs in 1874. Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. Pittsburgh became a giant industrial and business center in the 1800's. Pittsburgh was home to several glass makers during the 1800's. Benjamin Bakewell established Bakewell & Co. in 1808, producing cut, engraved and flint glass. The firm, in 1825, began producing pressed glass, making mass production of glass possible. Pittsburgh was also a huge producer of cotton goods in the 1800's. The manufacture of pig iron and coke began in the 1800's and by 1833 a row of coke ovens at the base of Coal Hill were put into use. By mid-century Pittsburgh was one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of iron and steel. Through many labor disputes and cholera epidemics Pittsburgh forged on and several of its industrialists joined the philanthropic tradition of funneling their wealth into community institutions and humanitarian endeavors. The American Civil War was a big boost to Pittsburgh’s economy. In 1870 the Allegheny time system was put into use by forty-two railroads and soon after all trains and businesses adopted the time system evolved from the state-of-the-art observatory at Allegheny.

The detailed print from 1874 includes streets, buildings and bridges.


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