Fifth Avenue (Pittsburgh)
Fifth Avenue (sometimes spelled 5th Avenue) is one of the longest streets in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It begins downtown and moves eastward for over five miles (9 km). Fifth Avenue passes by the Carlow University, the Cathedral of Learning and other buildings of the University of Pittsburgh, then forms the borders between Shadyside on the north and Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze to the south. Finally, after passing Chatham University, The Ellis School, and Mellon Park, it turns north and forms the border between Larimer on the west and North Point Breeze and Homewood (Pittsburgh) on the east. At the intersection with Frankstown Avenue its name becomes Washington Boulevard (PA 8) and descends a branch of Negley Run to meet Allegheny River Boulevard (PA 130) near the Highland Park Bridge.
At least 30 streets either cross or intersect with Fifth Avenue, including Penn Avenue, which intersects it twice (once in Downtown and again near Point Breeze). Forbes Avenue parallels it from Downtown through Uptown and Oakland before diverging at the University of Pittsburgh; they form a one-way pair through Uptown and Oakland (Forbes from Downtown toward Oakland, Fifth from Oakland toward Downtown).
Negley-Gwinner-Harter House, built in 1870 and 1871, at 5061 Fifth Avenue.
Allegheny County Courthouse, built in 1884, bounded by Fifth and Forbes Avenues, as well as Grant and Ross Streets.
The 1889 bell tower from the former Bellefield Presbyterian Church is all that remains in front of the University of Pittsburgh's Bellefield Towers building at the corner of Fifth and Bellefield Avenues.
Fifth Avenue High School, built in 1894, at 1800 5th Avenue.
Frick Building, built in 1902, at Grant Street and Fifth Avenue.
Cathedral of Saint Paul in Pittsburgh, completed in 1906, at the corner of 5th Avenue and N. Craig Street.
Rodef Shalom, built in 1906, at 4905 5th Avenue.
Willis McCook House, built in 1906 and 1907, at 5105 Fifth Avenue.
Buhl Building, built in 1913, at 204 5th Avenue.
Moreland-Hoffstot House, built in 1914, at 5057 5th Avenue.
Union Trust Building, built in 1917, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Grant Street (501 Grant Street).
Cathedral of Learning, built in 1926, bounded by Fifth, Forbes, and S. Bellefield Avenues and Bigelow Boulevard.
Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, built in 1927, at Thackeray Street and Fifth Avenue.
WQED's headquarters on Fifth Avenue, opened in 1954, the first public television station in the United States.
BNY Mellon Center, built in 1983, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Grant Street (500 Grant Street).
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