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Encyclopedia > Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh)

One of the largest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Lawrenceville is located north of downtown, and like many of Pittsburgh's riverfront neighborhoods (Lawrenceville borders the Allegheny River), it has an industrial past. Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River, which it forms with the Monongahela River at the downtown Pittsburghs Golden Triangle point. The river is approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, in the U.S. states...


Today, Lawrenceville is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city. Transplanted young hipsters and those who have lived in Lawrenceville for their entire lives dwell side by side, as the neighborhood's inexpensive row housing has become a major draw for those looking to rennovate an older home at a reasonable cost. Lawrenceville is part of Pittsburgh's Design Zone, and art galleries have popped up all along Lawrenceville's main artery, Butler St., and the surrounding area, along with clothing boutiques, furniture stores, and a smattering of new restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Construction fills the neighborhood's empty lots, as condos and loft housing are raised to accommodate Lawrenceville's new population. Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital has begun construction along the Penn-Main corridor and plans to open its doors in 2008.


It has a zip code of 15201, and has representation on Pittsburgh City Council by the council member for District 7 (North Central East Neighborhoods). Lawrenceville is surrounded by Polish Hill, Bloomfield, the Strip District and Stanton Heights. Polish Hill (2002) Polish Hill is a neighborhood on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias east city area. ... Bloomfield is a neighborhood in the East End of the City of Pittsburgh; it is located some three miles from the Golden Triangle, which is the citys center. ... Pittsburghs Strip District is a one-half square mile area of land northest of the central business district bordered to the north by the Allegheny River and to the south by portions of the Hill District. ... Stanton Heights is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias east city area. ...


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Lawrenceville: History (749 words)
Lawrenceville is made up of the 6th, 9th and 10th wards.
Lawrenceville was incorporated as a borough in 1834.
Opened in 1844, Allegheny Cemetery is the final resting place of Pittsburgh's first mayor (15), Ebeneezer Denny; the actress, Lillian Russell Moore; composer, Stephen Foster; Civil War veteran, General Alexander Hays; and victims of the Allegheny Arsenal explosion.
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