Friday, July 29, 2016

That's So Pittsburgh: Motor Square Garden

The Mellon family built East Liberty Market c. 1900. It didn't do well as a market and was bought in 1915 by the Pittsburgh Automobile Association for car shows and boxing matches. Then it was a new-car dealership. When it failed as an urban mall, AAA bought the building in 1988. There's a DMV office and also the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing. This is the dome, three stories up.

Motor Square Garden and Virgil Cabrini's Joy of Life fountain (1969) in S'liberty, Pittsburgh.

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