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Crowds gather to celebrate the opening of the Parkway West

Harry Coughanour, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteOctober 15, 1953

Senator John Heinz History Center

Senator John Heinz History Center
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Dignitaries gather on a flag-bedecked platform to celebrate the opening of the Penn-Lincoln Parkway West on October 15, 1953. City leaders envisioned the new roadway as a “magic carpet” connecting key locations of the larger metro area.

Details

  • Title: Crowds gather to celebrate the opening of the Parkway West
  • Creator: Harry Coughanour, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Date Created: October 15, 1953
  • Subject Keywords: Pittsburgh
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center
  • Object ID: MSR566.B002.F17.I01
  • Exhibit or Collection: #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience (December 2016 to September 2017)
  • Donation Information: Gift of Elenore Seidenberg
  • Collection Information: Melvin Seidenberg Oversize Photographs, MSR 566, Rauh Jewish Archives

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