This photo should look familiar to our eagle-eyed readers because we recently visited this neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh and viewed it from another angle on the same day. The image, dated 1951 shows a busy scene at the intersection of Grant Street and Sixth Avenue.
In the center of the photograph is a fairly busy parking lot containing a cross-section of the cars in use at the time. Sixth Avenue is to the right-hand side of the lot and a number of cars, trucks, and buses, are visible on it. The last building on the left-hand side of Sixth housed a Gulf station and possibly an open fronted garage. Meanwhile out on Grant Street in the forefront of the photo is a mix of traffic containing both pre and post-war automobiles.
For our regular readers, if you have not identified the scene yet, at the top of the ten-story building is a sign for “Midtown Motors,” a Ford dealership we visited a short time ago at Pittsburgh: Central Lincoln Mercury and Midtown Motors Ford.
Tell us what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Library.