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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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American Guide SeriesAllegheny County Courthouse and Jail - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail was built in the 1880s. It was designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson. It is located on two city blocks between Grant and Diamond Sts. and Forbes and 5th Aves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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American Guide SeriesFrick Building - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The 20-Story Frick building was built in 1902. It is located at 437 Grant St in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/21/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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American Guide SeriesGrant Building - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Grant Building is one of the major distinctive and recognizable features of Downtown Pittsburgh. It is located at 330 Grant St. One of its features is a beacon which flashes Pittsburgh in Morse Code.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/23/2008

last visited: 11/1/2013

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American Guide SeriesGerman Evangelical Protestant Church - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Smithfield congregation was formed in 1782, making it the oldest organized church in Pittsburgh. This building was built in 1925-27. It is located at 620 Smithfield St.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/26/2008

last visited: 9/8/2009

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American Guide SeriesH.J. Heinz Company Plant - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

Henry Heinz started making and selling condiments and selling them to grocers in 1869. This is the most famous Heinz factory, situated on the banks of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/8/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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American Guide SeriesTrinity Episcopal Cathedral - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is a Flemish Gothic structure of sandstone and granite, designed by Upjohn & Lloyd of New York and erected in 1871-2. It is located at 328 6th Ave in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/25/2008

last visited: 11/27/2014

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American Guide SeriesKaufmann's Department Store - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

Kaufmann's was a department store that originated in Pittsburgh. This building is located at 400 5th Ave. It is currently a Macy's Department Store, but the building still has the Kaufmann's name above the Macy's awning.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/23/2008

last visited: 8/22/2010

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American Guide SeriesFirst Presbyterian Church - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The First Presbyterian Church was organized in 1784. This building was designed by Theophilus Chandler and completed in 1905. It is located at 320 Sixth Ave. in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/25/2008

last visited: 11/27/2014

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American Guide SeriesMonongahela Incline - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Monongahela Incline is the oldest continuously operating funicular in the USA. The lower station is located on E Carson St near Smithfield St. The upper station is located at 5 Grandview Ave. Passengers can embark/disembark at either station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2008

last visited: 7/22/2017

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American Guide SeriesFort Pitt Blockhouse - Pittsburgh, PA

in American Guide Series

The Fort Pitt Blockhouse is the only remaining remnant of Fort Pitt. It is the oldest authenticated structure west of the Allegheny Mountains. It is located in Point State Park in Pittsburgh, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/16/2008

last visited: 9/21/2019

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American Guide SeriesMonongahela, Pennsylvania

in American Guide Series

"Mon City" on the "river with the sliding banks" was an industrial complex in 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/26/2014

last visited: 4/19/2017

Image for Peter Tarr Furnace Site - Weirton, West Virginiaview gallery

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American Guide SeriesPeter Tarr Furnace Site - Weirton, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Historic former iron furnace near Weirton, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCarnegie Public Library - Steubenville, Ohio

in American Guide Series

Historic Andrew Carnegie funded library in Steubenville, Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Ohio

date approved: 2/14/2014

last visited: 1/11/2018

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American Guide SeriesUnion Cemetery - Steubenville, Ohio

in American Guide Series

Historic cemetery in Steubenville, Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Ohio

date approved: 2/14/2014

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFriendship Hill - Point Marion, PA

in American Guide Series

Friendship Hill in southwest Pennsylvania was the home to noted American politician and diplomat Albert Gallatin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2009

last visited: 9/25/2012

Image for Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery - Wheeling, West Virginiaview gallery

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American Guide SeriesOld Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Historic cemetery in the Elm Grove area of Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: never

Image for Monument to Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War - Wheeling, West Virginiaview gallery

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American Guide SeriesMonument to Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Civil War memorial now in Wheeling Park previously on the grounds of the old City-County Building in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 3/21/2014

last visited: never

Image for The Aviator - Wheeling, West Virginiaview gallery

SWSW75.8 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Aviator - Wheeling, West Virginia

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Figurative sculpture of a World War I aviator placed as a memorial to those who lost their lives in World War I on the campus of Linsley School in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/2/2014

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMount Wood Cemetery - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Historic rural cemetery movement cemetery in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 1/30/2014

last visited: never

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SWSW77.4 km

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American Guide SeriesMcColloch's Leap Marker - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Relief honoring heroic actions of Army officer in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/1/2014

last visited: never

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SWSW77.6 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Mingo - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Statue of a Mingo Native American welcoming travelers along the National Road to Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 1/30/2014

last visited: never

Image for M. Marsh and Sons Plant - Wheeling, West Virginiaview gallery

SWSW78.1 km

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American Guide SeriesM. Marsh and Sons Plant - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Historic former stogie plant in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 10/27/2013

last visited: never

Image for St. Joseph's Cathedral - Wheeling, West Virginiaview gallery

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American Guide SeriesSt. Joseph's Cathedral - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston located in the East Wheeling Historic District in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 11/2/2013

last visited: never

Image for Trades and Labor Monument - Wheeling, West Virginiaview gallery

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American Guide SeriesTrades and Labor Monument - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Monument erected by labor unions to honor businessman/employer who was sympathetic to their causes at entrance to I-70 on Main Street in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 10/26/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWashington Hall - Wheeling, West Virginia

in American Guide Series

Historic location in West Virginia history in Wheeling.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 10/28/2013

last visited: never

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