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Railroads of the Pittsburgh district

Citizens Committee on City Plan of Pittsburgh.

Railroads of the Pittsburgh district

a part of the Pittsburgh plan.

by Citizens Committee on City Plan of Pittsburgh.

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Published by Citizens Committee on City Plan of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Pittsburgh.
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.,
    • City planning -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesReport / Citizens committee on city plan of Pittsburgh ;, no. 5, Report (Citizens committee on city plan of Pittsburgh) ;, no. 5.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTF25.P5 A5 1923
      The Physical Object
      Pagination76 p. :
      Number of Pages76
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6662448M
      LC Control Number24005706
      OCLC/WorldCa3704754

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