Pittsburgh Bureau of Building Inspection Photographs



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The Pittsburgh Bureau of Building Inspection Photographs contain images of residences and businesses, many of which show obvious signs of disrepair, that had been inspected by the bureau from 1940 until 1947.

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The Pittsburgh Bureau of Building Inspection Photographs, held by the Senator John Heinz History Center, amount to approximately 1,080 images, dating from 1939 until 1947. The images depict buildings across the city of Pittsburgh, including those in the neighborhoods of the Southside, North Side, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, the Hill District. Many of the structures photographed have since been demolished.

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