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Homes for Sale in The Mexican War Streets, Pittsburgh - The Mexican War Streets is a vibrant 27 acre neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s Central Northside. Homes in the area date back to as old as 1848, around the time of the Mexican-American War and most homes are incredibly well-preserved examples of late Victorian architecture. Architectural styles such as Greek Revival, Italianate, and Romanesque are very common in the neighborhood as well. Most of the streets are lined with rows of two to four story houses. It is common for houses to have brick surfaced patios and gardens as well as nicely kept yards.
A majority of the streets in the area are named by General William Robinson who wanted the names to come from battles and generals of the war. Palo Alto Street is named after the first battle and Resaca Place is named after the second. http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/whats-the-h... In 1975, the Mexican War Streets Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_War_Streets Read more about the history of General Robinson and how the Mexican-American War influenced him here. http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/whats-the-h...
The area began to become neglected in the mid 1960’s when its original homeowners no longer lived there. In 1966, the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation was granted $100,000 from the Sarah Mellon Scaife Foundation to establish a fund for the restoration of residential structures. The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation used the grant to restore various homes in the Mexican War Streets that were owned by absentee landlords or were in poor condition for some reason or another. http://www.livingplaces.com/PA/Allegheny_County/Pi... The different levels of the preservation program have promoted a healthy and restored neighborhood.