Let’s Learn from the Past: Bloomfield

Oct 07, 2015 749

By Breanna Smith

Known as Pittsburgh's "Little Italy," Bloomfield today comprises a variety of specialty Italian shops and traditions. But more than 100 years before the first wave of Italian immigrants, another ethnic group laid claim to this city neighborhood.

Located about three miles east of Downtown Pittsburgh, Bloomfield encompasses less than one square mile bordered by Shadyside, Oakland and Friendship. Its name originated in the mid-1700s, when George Washington described the area as a "field of many blooms." 

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