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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 6, 2011
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription. The loading basin and western terminus of the State-built railroad, canal, and Portage over the Alleghenies uniting eastern and western Pennsylvania was here. Built in 1826-1834. In 1857 sold to the Pennsylvania R.R.
 
Erected 1958 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.647′ N, 79° 59.592′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Liberty Avenue 0.1 miles east of 11th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Empty Pocket Pays (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bell Speaks" (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gulf Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Refining Crude Oil (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kier Refinery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Strike Ignites the Nation! (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. mile away); Fort Lafayette (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Canal Society. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 6, 2011
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Union Station in background

2. Pennsylvania Canal - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
Pennsylvania Canal Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Richard B. Patton, 1968
3. Pennsylvania Canal Tunnel
The opening for the Pennsylvania Canal Tunnel is on the left of the photo. The opening on the right is a Pennsylvania Railroad Tunnel. The site is currently occupied by the USX Tower. Courtesy: Western Pennsylvania Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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