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Pennsylvania Railroad Station, South Baggage Passage & Canopy, 1101 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

Pennsylvania Railroad Station, South Baggage Passage & Canopy, 1101 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

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Summary

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Significance: The South Baggage Passage and Canopy are functional appendages of the historically and architecturally significant Pennsylvania Railroad Station, which is a symbol of the important role railroads have played in the region. It permitted passengers to move from the taxi stand (rotunda) to the open concourse area without moving through the passenger waiting room. Baggage carts were loaded and unloaded in the adjoining baggage room and some baggage was carted through this passage on its way to be shipped or received. The canopy provided protection from the weather.
Survey number: HABS PA-1175-A
Building/structure dates: 1892- 1902 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1982 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
D. H. Burnham & Company
Buncher Company
Navratil, Henry O, photographer
Chamberlain, Holly K, historian
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Location

Pittsburgh (Pa.)40.44422, -79.99350
Google Map of 40.4442229, -79.99349749999999
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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