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Encyclopedia > Oakland (Pittsburgh)
 The Cathedral of Learning dominates the Oakland skyline
The Cathedral of Learning dominates the Oakland skyline

Oakland is the academic center of Pittsburgh and the third largest "downtown" area in the state of Pennsylvania, behind only Center City Philadelphia and the Central Business District (Downtown Pittsburgh). This neighborhood is home to several colleges and universities, art museums, history centers, arcades, art cinemas, live entertainment, restaurants, and a large student population. Oakland can be thought of as being roughly divided into four sections: North, South, Central, and West. South, Central, and West Oakland are frequently grouped together as "South Oakland." Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA by Adam Retchless This photograph was taken from in front of the Carnegie Library, on 4 May 2004. ... Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA by Adam Retchless This photograph was taken from in front of the Carnegie Library, on 4 May 2004. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... Center City District, highlighted on a map of Philadelphia County. ... Downtown Pittsburgh, sometimes called the Golden Triangle, is located at the precise confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River. ...

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North Oakland can be loosely defined as the area of Oakland between Neville and Bouquet streets, encompassing all of Craig street and running North to Polish Hill. The Cathedral of Learning, the Engineering section of the University of Pittsburgh campus, and the Craig Street business district are all found in North Oakland. The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


South Oakland runs along the Monongahela River and makes a triangular shape between the Penn-Lincoln Parkway East, the Boulevard of the Allies, and Parkview avenue. South Oakland was the childhood home of Dan Marino and Andy Warhol, and now home to many Pitt, Carlow University, Point Park University, and Carnegie Mellon University students. The area between Forbes Ave. and Blvd. of the Allies is often considered part of South oakland, especially by Pitt students. This is a misconception, as that area is part of central oakland. The Monongahela River is a river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. ... Interstate 376 (abbreviated I-376) is an east-west U.S. interstate highway spur route that lies entirely within Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. ... Andy Warhol, photographed by Helmut Newton. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Carlow University is a Catholic university founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 24th, 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy from Carlow, Ireland. ... Point Park University is a liberal arts university located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Central Oakland is bordered by Schenley Park, the Boulevard of the Allies, Fifth Avenue, and Halket street. This is where the majority of non-dormitory students reside throughout the school year. It is home to many of favorite eateries for students, fraternity houses, and club houses. Schenley Park is a municipal park located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania between the neighborhoods of Oakland, Greenfield, and Squirrel Hill. ... A typical American college dorm room A dormitory or dorm is a place to sleep. ... While the terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, including the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, and the Shriners, in the United States and Canada fraternities and...


West Oakland, the smallest of the four districts, is bordered by Fifth Avenue in the south, De Soto street in the east, and Terrace Village to the north. Magee Women's Hospital, most of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Carlow University can be found there. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is one of the best centers for research and treatment. ... Carlow University is a Catholic university founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 24th, 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy from Carlow, Ireland. ...


More about Oakland

Oakland as a whole is bordered by Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, the Hill District, Greenfield, Bloomfield, and the Bluff. Shadyside is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias east city area. ... Squirrel Hill is a large residential neighborhood in the east end of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the census of 2000, there are 26,425 people, 12,030 households, and 6,325 families residing in the 15217 ZIP Code, which covers approximately the same region as the City of Pittsburgh... The Hill District is considered by many to be the cultural center of African-American life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Greenfield is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 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. ... The Bluff or Uptown is an area in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania just west of the citys downtown area. ...


Oakland is home to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, sponsor of the annual Greek Food Festival. It was also the site of Forbes Field before Three Rivers Stadium was built; what is more, it houses the famous Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Music Hall and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Honus Wagner Statue outside Gate C Three Rivers Stadium was a multipurpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The stadiums name was derived from the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, where they formed the Ohio River, the Golden Triangle. The stadium was... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the public library system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Major Institutions

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is one of the best centers for research and treatment. ... The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the public library system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

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