Where to Find Italy in America: Pittsburgh's Bloomfield

May 14, 2018 323

BY: Silvia Donati

Where

Bloomfield is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA, about three miles from the downtown area. It is bounded by Penn Avenue to the north-east, Centre Avenue to the south-east, and East Busway to the west. The main street is Liberty Avenue, where many shops, restaurants and bars are concentrated, including those of Italian-American descent.

Brief history of the neighborhood

Bloomfield began as the John Conrad Winebiddle Plantation, which provided food to the troops stationed at nearby Fort Pitt during the French and Indian War in the 18th century. It was later broken into lots which were sold for development. Bloomfield was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh in 1868. The first immigrants were predominantly German. They built typical row houses which still stand today.

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SOURCE: http://www.italymagazine.com

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