Tucked down at the western end of Mount Washington, this neighborhood's popularity as a place to live and tourist attraction has grown rapidly since Pittsburgh's first Renaissance began to turn the City into a showcase. If you stand on one of the many Grandview Avenue observation decks, you literally have the city at your feet.Prior to 1851, Mt. Washington and Duquesne Heights were known as "Coal Hill" in recognition of the prosperous mines located there. Initially, German immigrants settled in the areas. Their technical and engineering skills led to the construction of four inclines from 1867 to 1877, solving the long-standing problem of transportation; two of the inclines remain standing today.
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