Throughout the years, Pittsburgh has made multiple changes and overcome many obstacles. The city has moved from the steel industry to become a leader in healthcare, education, technology, and financial services. What were once heavily polluted streets and riverfronts, have been transformed to create the modern vibrant Pittsburgh one sees today.
Vist Made In PGH to uncover the best new restaurants, secret neighborhood spots only locals know, and local artisans you have to check out.
Visit UPMC Resident Fellow Association Committee Community Guide to get to know the city from the perspective of current trainees and to be a living resource for future generations of UPMC residents and fellows.
Pittsburgh facts you probably didn't know:
- From 1891 to 1911, Pittsburgh was officially spelled without its “h”.
- In 1903, the first World Series was held between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans. Boston won the series five games to three.
- In 1920, 80% of the glass made in the United States came from Pittsburgh.
- In 1954, the first injectable polio vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk and his team at the University of Pittsburgh.
- Pittsburgh is home to the world's fifth largest opera company. The Pittsburgh Opera debuted in 1939.
- The Presbyterian-University Hospital entered the history books on December 3, 1989, when doctors performed the world's first kidney, liver, and heart transplant.
- Education Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash
- Fountain Photo by Silvia Fang on Unsplash
- Chalk Photo by Tina Floersch on Unsplash
- Row House Cinema Photo by Karen Woolstrum on Unsplash
- UPMC Tower Photo by Jason Pischke on Unsplash
- Fall Pittsburgh Photo by Tyler Rutherford on Unsplash