Close up view of the wooden blocks
Rosyln Place is a narrow cul-de-sac in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood.
Thomas Dodd was an immigrant from England when he was a child and at age 23 joined the Pittsburgh Railroad and soon became the chief engineer. He and his wife Mary moved into a home in Shadyside and bought the neighboring land parcel. Here in 1913, he developed Rosyln Place – a cul-de-sac 18 homes and townhouses.
Wood was once a commonly used construction material in plank roads in the 1800s but soon gave way to more modern materials. Roslyn Place stands out as a short narrow street that went against the grain. The original blocks lasted almost 70 years without having to be replaced.
Pittsburgh’s Incline History Storymap
Hey everyone, I just created a new Esri Storymap showing all of Pittsburgh’s 22 inclines and some brief history on them. These are all on the map so you have an idea of where they once stood. http://peoplemaps.esri.com/inclines
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#Pittsburgh now featured on the #Pittviewer app! http://ow.ly/l6RIJ
There is now a complete county-wide map of Cuyahoga County for 1874. Check out the Cleveland Viewer and click on it!
The Cleveland Historical Mapping Viewer is now live. This is a sister site to the Pittsburgh Viewer and you will find similar functionality. Initially, we have 4 maps available- 1874, 1881, 1898 and 1912. More content will be added soon. Enjoy!
The Pittviewer site was on the KDKA news tonight! The website link is here and the video is here.
Work is almost complete on the Cleveland Historic Mapping viewer! Initially, it will showcase 4 maps, from 1874, 1881, 1898 and 1912. Look for this site to be up very soon.