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Downtown: For Further Reading

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* Allegheny County Courthouses
Van Trump, James D. Majesty of the Law: The Court Houses of Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1988.

* Clocks & Kaufmann's Clock
"Downtown's Clocks Are Time-Honored Markers," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 28 December 1982, 32.
Laskas, Jeanne Marie. "Real Pittsburgh: Biography of a Clock," Pittsburgh (January 1985): 17-18.
Vondas, Jerry. "Clock Has Timely Return: Kaufmann's Unveiling Refurbished Landmark Monday," Pittsburgh Press, 7 November 1987, B5.
____________. "Kaufmann's Clock Taking Some Time Off," Pittsburgh Press, 27 June 1987, B5.

* Delany, Martin
Sajna, Mike. "Martin Delany: Father of Black Nationalism," Tribune Review, 25 February 1990, 4,5(Focus).

* Fires & the Great Fire (1845)
Demorest, Rose. "Pittsburgh: The Great Fire: 1845." [9 typewritten pages. Vertical File, Pennsylvania Department, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.]
"Disastrous Fire of 1845 Spurred City to Greater Growth: Trading Area of Triangle Laid in Ruins: 982 Buildings Wiped Out; Only Two Lives Lost: $8,000,000 Lost: Citizens Wasted No Time in Staging Recovery," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 26 September 1936, 12.
Fleming, George T. "Great Conflagrations That Have Changed the Appearance of the City," Pittsburgh Gazette Times, 28 June 1914.
Kondis, Tom. "The Inferno: Because a Bunch of the Boys Were Being Boys, About a Third of This City Went Up In Smoke," Pittsburgh, 8 November 1976, 34-35,74-76.
Lowry, Patricia. "Hell with the Lid Off: 150 Years Ago, a Third of Pittsburgh Went Up In Flames," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9 April 1995, G1,G13(Sunday Magazine).
Lytle, William G., Jr. "Washerwoman's Fire Starter of Blaze Which Swept through Pittsburgh in 1845," Pittsburgh Press, 5 April 1925.

* Movies & the Nickelodeon
Connelly, Eugene Lemoyne. "The First Motion Picture Theater," Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 23 (March 1940), 1-12.
Kohler, Roy. "Nickelodeon Playbacks," Greater Pittsburgh (November 1967), 17-20.
Krug, Karl. "Pittsburgh Cradle of Movie Industry with 'Nickelodeon' First Film Theater," Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph .
"Reel Fun for a Nickel: Five Cent Twin-Bill No Popcorn: Fifty Years Ago This Month, a White Sheet Was Hung in a Storeroom on Smithfield St., and John P. Harris Opened the World's First Moving Picture Theatre," Greater Pittsburgh (June 1955), 18-19,42.
Swetnam, George. "Pittsburgh Movie Pioneers: City Made Three Big Contributions to Industry, but Two of These Are Often Forgotten," Pittsburgh Press, 16 February 1964, 8-9(Sunday Magazine).
"Tablet Marks 1st Movie," Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, 19 June 1929.

* The Oyster House
Altdorfer, John."Real Pittsburgh: Lunch at The Oyster House," Pittsburgh (October 1987), 13.
Macleod, Scott. "Lunch Hour: Fish, Beer at Oyster House: Customer Variety," Greensburg Tribune-Review, 13 July 1975, A5.

* Smithfield Street Bridge
Belko, Mark. "Workers Digging Deep into Bridge for Its True Colors: Smithfield Span to Get Face Lift," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 28 January 1992, 4.
Grata, Joe. "Old Color Revives History of Bridge: The Rebuilt Smithfield Street Bridge Is Due to Reopen Tomorrow If Its New Paint Job Is Finished on Schedule," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 20 June 1995, B3.
_________. "Smithfield Bridge Getting Illuminating Birthday Present," Pittsburgh Press, 16 January 1984, B1.
_________. "Spanning Centuries: Historic Smithfield Street Bridge Reopens to Cars and Buses Friday; Repairs Done but Old Look Remains," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 13 November 1994, B4.
Hritz, Thomas M., and Dave Lehrer. "Monday Report: Station Square: Its Future Tied to Old Bridge," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7 March 1977, 1.
Lehrer, Dave. "Smithfield St. Bridge Heritage: Warnings, Plans, Delay," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5 August 1976, 9.
Lindenthal, G. "Rebuilding of the Monongahela Bridge at Pittsburgh, Pa." In Transactions, by American Society of Civl Engineers, September 1883, 353-392.
Love, Gilbert, and Joe Grata. "Smithfield St. Bridge Quietly Spans 100 Years: $5.1 Million Repairs Open 2nd Century," Pittsburgh Press, 17 July 1983, C1.
Patterson, John. "German Designers Built 'Three' Smithfield Street Bridges," AAA Motorist (June 1994), 5.
"Shake, Rattle & Roll: It'll Soon Be History on the Smithfield Street Bridge," [Editorial] Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 18 December 1993, D2.
Van Trump, James D. "A Trinity of Bridges: The Smithfield Street Bridge over the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh," Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, 58 (October 1975), 439-470.


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