Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Last Wooden Street in Pennsylvania

Short dead-end street was paved with wooden blocks in 1914 and it's stayed that way ever since.

Roslyn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
East side of the city in the Shadyside neighborhood. Intersects the north side of Ellsworth Ave. just east of S. Aiken Ave.
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Last Wooden Street in Pennsylvania

A dead-end street, only 250 feet long, privately paved in 1914 with 26,000 wooden blocks. Pittsburgh wanted to pave it over with asphalt in 1985, but the people who live on the street convinced the city to restore it instead.

[The Dunlaps, 01/16/2021]

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