Portal:Pittsburgh
Get Portal:Pittsburgh essential facts below. View Videos or join the Portal:Pittsburgh discussion. Add Portal:Pittsburgh to your Like2do.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Portal:Pittsburgh

Introduction

Montage Pittsburgh.jpg

Pittsburgh ( PITS-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 26th-largest in the U.S.

Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest, as the mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginians, Whiskey Rebels, and Civil War raiders.

Selected quote

~ Roberto Clemente

more Pittsburgh quotes at Wikiquote!

Selected image

Allegheny Observatory 2007a.jpg
Photo credit: Tom Murphy VII
The University of Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory in Riverview Park

Selected article

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, built in 1891.
The Strip District is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh that consists of is one-half square mile area of land northeast of the central business district that is bordered to the north by the Allegheny River and to the south by portions of the Hill District.

An early 19th century home to many mills and factories due that its location along the Allegheny River made for easy transportation of goods and shipping of raw materials, by the early 20th century the Strip District became a vibrant network of wholesalers--mostly fresh produce, meat, and poultry dealers. Today in the Strip District there are still several wholesalers and produce dealers, and many of the abandoned warehouses have been renovated into small specialty shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. The historic St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, a landmark built in the ornate Polish Cathedral style in 1891, lies in the heart of the Strip District, bringing a touch of Old World architecture.

The Strip District comes alive primarily on weekends during the summer months when street vendors are selling their wares, the open-air farmer's markets are in full swing, and party-goers sit outside and enjoy a drink.

Selected biography

Fred Rogers greeted by President Bush in the White House
Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 - February 27, 2003), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter and television host. Rogers was the host of the television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood which was in production at Pittsburgh's WQED airing 895 episodes. The well-known children's show was syndicated nationally on PBS from 1968 to 2001. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood won four Emmy awards, and Rogers received one for lifetime achievement.

Selected attraction

The Frick Mansion "Clayton"
The Frick Art & Historical Center is a cluster of museums and historical buildings located at 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh and is collectively known as "Clayton". It focuses on the interpretation of the life and times of Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), industrialist and art collector.

The complex, located on 5 acres (20,000 m2) of lawn and gardens in the city's Point Breeze neighborhood, includes Clayton, the restored Frick mansion; The Frick Art Museum; The Car and Carriage Museum; the Greenhouse; the Frick children's playhouse; and The Café. The museum's artworks include a large group of works on paper by Jean-François Millet, Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, and nineteenth-century European paintings. Multiple antique automobiles are also on display. Clayton alone welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year. Admission is free.

Sports

Pitt Panthers basketball at the Petersen Events Center
The Pittsburgh Panthers, commonly also referred to as the Pitt Panthers, are the athletic teams of University of Pittsburgh. Pitt fields 19 varsity teams at the highest level of competitive collegiate athletics in the United States, NCAA Division I, which compete as members of the Big East Conference, Eastern Wrestling League, East Atlantic Gymnastics League, and Eastern College Athletic Conference. The 26 time bowl qualifying football team founded in 1889 and the thirty time tournament qualifying basketball team founded in 1905, are the most popular sports Pitt fields and enjoy significant local and national followings. Heinz Field hosts the football team and the Petersen Events Center hosts the basketball team.

The university's athletic program is one of only five current NCAA Division 1A schools to have won multiple national championships in both football (9) and basketball (2), and the Panthers have been ranked as having among the best combinations of football and basketball programs by multiple publications. Pitt was ranked as having the fifth best combination of football and basketball programs in CBSSports.com's Flourishing Five ranking in 2010. In its "Hoops & Helmets" list of the best combinations, CollegeFootballNews.com has ranked Pitt fifth in 2010 and 3rd in 2009.

Subcategories

Pittsburgh

no subcategories

Sister cities

On this day in Pittsburgh history...

American banner fan.png
William Wilkins United States Senator - Brady-Handy.jpg

Pittsburgh lists

Did you know...

TowersfromPosvar.jpg

Sister portals/WikiProjects

WikiProject

SteelerStar.svg

WikiProject Pittsburgh

An invitation to join us!

You are invited to participate in WikiProject Pittsburgh, a WikiProject dedicated to developing and improving articles about the City of Pittsburgh and the surrounding Western Pennsylvania area. Please see the Pittsburgh WikiProject page for more information. See yinz there!

Associated Wikimedia

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:

Study Guides
Books

Commons
Media

Wikinews 
News

Wikiquote 
Quotations

Wikisource 
Texts

Wikiversity
Learning resources

Wikivoyage 
Travel guides

Wiktionary 
Definitions

Wikidata 
Database


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Portal:Pittsburgh
 



 

Top US Cities

Like2do.com was developed using defaultLogic.com's knowledge management platform. It allows users to manage learning and research. Visit defaultLogic's other partner sites below:
PopFlock.com : Music Genres | Musicians | Musical Instruments | Music Industry