Thursday, June 16, 2011
Demolition in Uptown/ Bluff area.
A Victorian era (1860s-1880s) row-house was demolished in the Bluff neighborhood by Mercy Hospital. It was near the intersection of Forbes and Pride St. As of today, the house is about half-demolished. It is sad to see the continued erosion of the historic character of our city. Houses like this one are, to me, the finest examples of Pittsburgh "vernacular," and yet they are disappearing rapidly.
It's amazing that houses like these would sell for $300,000 restored in the South Side Flats or Central North Side, but in the Bluff they are knocked down.
Posted by Jonathon Denson