Written by: Joan Pearlstein Dunn
Among the city’s oldest areas is a Victorian neighborhood that Pittsburghers refer to simply as the Mexican War Streets. History shows that General William Robinson, Jr. plotted the Streets after his return from the Mexican American War. Using names like Palo Alto, Monterey, Buena Vista, Sherman and Jackson, he patriotically named the streets after battles and commanders of that war. Originally used for livestock, the area was eventually converted into neighborhoods. Today, the streets appear much as they did back then, showcasing some of the most beautiful Victorian architecture in the city of Pittsburgh.
Resources: Contractor: David Menk, Premier Renovations, LLC.; Architect: John D Francona, Astorino; Financial institution: Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group; HVAC: Billy Reilly, Top Notch Heating and Cooling; Electric: David Cherevka, Affordable Electric; Plumbing: Jim Damokowski, Iron Dog Plumbing; Appliances: Joe Kozamchak, Dormont Appliance; Kitchen cabinetry and vanities: IKEA; Quartz countertops: Granex Industries; Windows: Pella, Gunton; Flooring: Lumber Liquidators
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