Historical Hilltop Photos

Pittsburgh's "Hilltop" communities, like the rest of Pittsburgh, have strong historical ties to agriculture.  And there was once a lot of open land up there.  Check out some of these historic scenes! 

 South Side Slopes chicken run, 1918

 South Side businessmen and a goat, 1900

 Goats on a hillside in Mount Washington, 1923 or 1927 

"A Family Coal Mine - A Pittsburgh Sketch" depicting "Coal Hill" (Mount Washington), 1871
(Not from Pitt Archives)

 Arlington Avenue, 1924

 Castle Shannon, 1885

Brookline, 1909

South Side Slopes school garden, 1917

Arlington Neighborhood, 1914

Photo source, unless otherwise noted: Historic Pittsburgh 
For Educational Use Only 

Check out more old agriculture photos at the Pittsburgh Pro Poultry People website

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