Black Route 2019

1. Pittsburgh StepTrek 2019 – Black Route

If joining from the West Route, begin here. * Denotes history or significant site. From StepTrek Marketplace and registration in South Side Park, walk down S. 21st St. to Josephine St.

If joining from the West Route, begin here. * Denotes history or significant site. From StepTrek Marketplace and registration in South Side Park, walk down S. 21st St. to Josephine St.

If joining from the West Route, begin here. * Denotes history or significant site. From StepTrek Marketplace and registration in South Side Park, walk down S. 21st St. to Josephine St.

2. * South Side Park

Efforts continue to reclaim a 64 acre park that extends from Josephine St. below to the heights of the Slopes. In this wooded hillside are streams, ball fields and pathways. Volunteers have removed invasive knotweed and vines that choke the park and built its trails. With funding from The Brashear Association, SSSNA partnered with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Landforce and the Student Conservation Association to create this neighborhood asset. Friends of South Side Park manage its ongoing work.

Efforts continue to reclaim a 64 acre park that extends from Josephine St. below to the heights of the Slopes. In this wooded hillside are streams, ball fields and pathways. Volunteers have removed invasive knotweed and vines that choke the park and built its trails. With funding from The Brashear Association, SSSNA partnered with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Landforce and the Student Conservation Association to create this neighborhood asset. Friends of South Side Park manage its ongoing work.

Efforts continue to reclaim a 64 acre park that extends from Josephine St. below to the heights of the Slopes. In this wooded hillside are streams, ball fields and pathways. Volunteers have removed invasive knotweed and vines that choke the park and built its trails. With funding from The Brashear Association, SSSNA partnered with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Landforce and the Student Conservation Association to create this neighborhood asset. Friends of South Side Park manage its ongoing work.

3. Josephine St.

Make right and walk east toward S. 22nd St. Continue to Greeley St.

Make right and walk east toward S. 22nd St. Continue to Greeley St.

Make right and walk east toward S. 22nd St. Continue to Greeley St.

4. * Gardens on the Slopes

Here are the first of six gardens maintained by SSSNA members. Part of an effort to put a green face on the Slopes, the garden was planted in 2002 in conjunction with the Western Penna. Conservancy.

Here are the first of six gardens maintained by SSSNA members. Part of an effort to put a green face on the Slopes, the garden was planted in 2002 in conjunction with the Western Penna. Conservancy.

Here are the first of six gardens maintained by SSSNA members. Part of an effort to put a green face on the Slopes, the garden was planted in 2002 in conjunction with the Western Penna. Conservancy.

5. Greeley St.

Turn right and continue up Greely 75 yards to Eola Way Steps on the left.

Turn right and continue up Greely 75 yards to Eola Way Steps on the left.

Turn right and continue up Greely 75 yards to Eola Way Steps on the left.

6. Eola Way Steps

Make a left and walk to the stairs built in 1947. As you climb these 96 steps, each 4-ft wide, notice the ruins of stone or brick foundations perched over the hillside on the right. At the top of the steps is Leticoe St. and the back side of St. Josaphat Church.

Make a left and walk to the stairs built in 1947. As you climb these 96 steps, each 4-ft wide, notice the ruins of stone or brick foundations perched over the hillside on the right. At the top of the steps is Leticoe St. and the back side of St. Josaphat Church.

Make a left and walk to the stairs built in 1947. As you climb these 96 steps, each 4-ft wide, notice the ruins of stone or brick foundations perched over the hillside on the right. At the top of the steps is Leticoe St. and the back side of St. Josaphat Church.

7. * St. Josaphat Church

Dedicated in 1916, the Roman Catholic Church was built to serve a Polish parish established in 1901. The building is Romanesque with a Byzantium influence evident in the arches, pillars and bell tower. The main altar held relics of St. Josaphat. Beneath the choir balcony hung a picture of the Black Madonna. The church closed permanently after a section of ceiling collapsed about the casket of the last caretaker during his funeral mass. The church is being converted into multiple living units.

Dedicated in 1916, the Roman Catholic Church was built to serve a Polish parish established in 1901. The building is Romanesque with a Byzantium influence evident in the arches, pillars and bell tower. The main altar held relics of St. Josaphat. Beneath the choir balcony hung a picture of the Black Madonna. The church closed permanently after a section of ceiling collapsed about the casket of the last caretaker during his funeral mass. The church is being converted into multiple living units.

Dedicated in 1916, the Roman Catholic Church was built to serve a Polish parish established in 1901. The building is Romanesque with a Byzantium influence evident in the arches, pillars and bell tower. The main altar held relics of St. Josaphat. Beneath the choir balcony hung a picture of the Black Madonna. The church closed permanently after a section of ceiling collapsed about the casket of the last caretaker during his funeral mass. The church is being converted into multiple living units.

8. Leticoe St.

Make left and stay right of the metal fencing as you descend Leticoe. Just past the two houses on the right, descend 10 steps where Eleanor St. Steps meet Leticoe. Make right.

Make left and stay right of the metal fencing as you descend Leticoe. Just past the two houses on the right, descend 10 steps where Eleanor St. Steps meet Leticoe. Make right.

Make left and stay right of the metal fencing as you descend Leticoe. Just past the two houses on the right, descend 10 steps where Eleanor St. Steps meet Leticoe. Make right.

9. Eleanor St. Steps

Built in 1934, these 87 steps ascend to Mission St. past a series of yards and houses reachable only by this public throughway. Here, moving day proves who your true friends are. The area is lush with vegetation that shrouds the steps and hides the houses. This section of Eleanor is a classic “paper” street: a series of public stairways that are marked as streets on city maps. Very confusing esp. to delivery truck drivers. Cross Mission St.

Built in 1934, these 87 steps ascend to Mission St. past a series of yards and houses reachable only by this public throughway. Here, moving day proves who your true friends are. The area is lush with vegetation that shrouds the steps and hides the houses. This section of Eleanor is a classic “paper” street: a series of public stairways that are marked as streets on city maps. Very confusing esp. to delivery truck drivers. Cross Mission St.

Built in 1934, these 87 steps ascend to Mission St. past a series of yards and houses reachable only by this public throughway. Here, moving day proves who your true friends are. The area is lush with vegetation that shrouds the steps and hides the houses. This section of Eleanor is a classic “paper” street: a series of public stairways that are marked as streets on city maps. Very confusing esp. to delivery truck drivers. Cross Mission St.

10. * Mission St. Market

At 2400 Mission is the former Mission St. Market. For decades, this busy market and butcher shop served the neighborhood. At Christmas and Easter the lines to buy its famous kielbasa backed onto the street. Inside a map had pins designating the hundreds of locations across several states where it had shipped its garlicky delicacy. It closed in 2002.

At 2400 Mission is the former Mission St. Market. For decades, this busy market and butcher shop served the neighborhood. At Christmas and Easter the lines to buy its famous kielbasa backed onto the street. Inside a map had pins designating the hundreds of locations across several states where it had shipped its garlicky delicacy. It closed in 2002.

At 2400 Mission is the former Mission St. Market. For decades, this busy market and butcher shop served the neighborhood. At Christmas and Easter the lines to buy its famous kielbasa backed onto the street. Inside a map had pins designating the hundreds of locations across several states where it had shipped its garlicky delicacy. It closed in 2002.

11. Eleanor St. Steps cont’d

Beside the Mission St. Market, the Eleanor St. steps climb another 181 steps beneath a canopy of trees to Holt St.

Beside the Mission St. Market, the Eleanor St. steps climb another 181 steps beneath a canopy of trees to Holt St.

Beside the Mission St. Market, the Eleanor St. steps climb another 181 steps beneath a canopy of trees to Holt St.

12. * The Dirty Dozen

Each fall, Pittsburgh hosts a 50-mile bike race that goes up 13 of its steepest hills. Both Holt and Eleanor Streets comprise one of the Dirty Dozen routes. Take a look up Elearnor to get a sense of the vertical climb. Another is Welsh Way on the West Route. This year’s race is Oct. 26.

Each fall, Pittsburgh hosts a 50-mile bike race that goes up 13 of its steepest hills. Both Holt and Eleanor Streets comprise one of the Dirty Dozen routes. Take a look up Elearnor to get a sense of the vertical climb. Another is Welsh Way on the West Route. This year’s race is Oct. 26.

Each fall, Pittsburgh hosts a 50-mile bike race that goes up 13 of its steepest hills. Both Holt and Eleanor Streets comprise one of the Dirty Dozen routes. Take a look up Elearnor to get a sense of the vertical climb. Another is Welsh Way on the West Route. This year’s race is Oct. 26.

13. Holt St.

Take a look at the Birmingham Bridge behind you. It gives a sense of how far you’ve climbed. Make a left on Holt. Stay left and walk on the sidewalk.

Take a look at the Birmingham Bridge behind you. It gives a sense of how far you’ve climbed. Make a left on Holt. Stay left and walk on the sidewalk.

Take a look at the Birmingham Bridge behind you. It gives a sense of how far you’ve climbed. Make a left on Holt. Stay left and walk on the sidewalk.

14. * SSSNA Founding

Just past 39 Holt St. is an open lot. A fire here destroyed three homes on Memorial Day weekend 1997. Alarmed by the inability of a standard fire truck to negotiate the narrow streets and sharp turns, a group of residents joined forces to create the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association and lobby the city for smaller fire trucks. The city adopted the new design, and now a number of smaller fire trucks serve hillside neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh.

Just past 39 Holt St. is an open lot. A fire here destroyed three homes on Memorial Day weekend 1997. Alarmed by the inability of a standard fire truck to negotiate the narrow streets and sharp turns, a group of residents joined forces to create the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association and lobby the city for smaller fire trucks. The city adopted the new design, and now a number of smaller fire trucks serve hillside neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh.

Just past 39 Holt St. is an open lot. A fire here destroyed three homes on Memorial Day weekend 1997. Alarmed by the inability of a standard fire truck to negotiate the narrow streets and sharp turns, a group of residents joined forces to create the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association and lobby the city for smaller fire trucks. The city adopted the new design, and now a number of smaller fire trucks serve hillside neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh.

15. Holt St. Cont’d

Keep left and descent three steps. Notice the houses sit below grade, a feature of building on a steeply sloped hillside. Continue past the wood steps to where the sidewalk reaches street level. At the last house on the right, cross street and climb Sumner St. Steps beside fire hydrant.

Keep left and descent three steps. Notice the houses sit below grade, a feature of building on a steeply sloped hillside. Continue past the wood steps to where the sidewalk reaches street level. At the last house on the right, cross street and climb Sumner St. Steps beside fire hydrant.

Keep left and descent three steps. Notice the houses sit below grade, a feature of building on a steeply sloped hillside. Continue past the wood steps to where the sidewalk reaches street level. At the last house on the right, cross street and climb Sumner St. Steps beside fire hydrant.

16. Sumner St. Steps

These 85 steps lead through a canopy of trees. After the last step, keep right and walk along Sumner St. to Oakley Way.

These 85 steps lead through a canopy of trees. After the last step, keep right and walk along Sumner St. to Oakley Way.

These 85 steps lead through a canopy of trees. After the last step, keep right and walk along Sumner St. to Oakley Way.

17. Sumner Street

At Oakley Way, cross Sumner to sidewalk on left. Rebuilt in 2012, the concrete walk continues below grade as it rises 27 steps along the left side of Sumner. Notice these homes sit below street level. Sets of wooden steps rise to the street. It’s a feature of streets scattered about the Slopes. Look back and take in the view of downtown. Here, the lots start to widen into yards with gardens and fruit trees. Continue up Sumner past Niles St. to Cobden St.

At Oakley Way, cross Sumner to sidewalk on left. Rebuilt in 2012, the concrete walk continues below grade as it rises 27 steps along the left side of Sumner. Notice these homes sit below street level. Sets of wooden steps rise to the street. It’s a feature of streets scattered about the Slopes. Look back and take in the view of downtown. Here, the lots start to widen into yards with gardens and fruit trees. Continue up Sumner past Niles St. to Cobden St.

At Oakley Way, cross Sumner to sidewalk on left. Rebuilt in 2012, the concrete walk continues below grade as it rises 27 steps along the left side of Sumner. Notice these homes sit below street level. Sets of wooden steps rise to the street. It’s a feature of streets scattered about the Slopes. Look back and take in the view of downtown. Here, the lots start to widen into yards with gardens and fruit trees. Continue up Sumner past Niles St. to Cobden St.

18. Cobden St.

Make a left and walk one short block to Northview St.

Make a left and walk one short block to Northview St.

Make a left and walk one short block to Northview St.

19. Northview St.

Turn left. Ahead is a commanding view of the Cathedral of Learning and Oakland. Descend past Flynn Way and Stromberg St. to where Northview bends to the right. On the left, just past the guardrail and before 3111 Northview, are Northview St. Steps.

Turn left. Ahead is a commanding view of the Cathedral of Learning and Oakland. Descend past Flynn Way and Stromberg St. to where Northview bends to the right. On the left, just past the guardrail and before 3111 Northview, are Northview St. Steps.

Turn left. Ahead is a commanding view of the Cathedral of Learning and Oakland. Descend past Flynn Way and Stromberg St. to where Northview bends to the right. On the left, just past the guardrail and before 3111 Northview, are Northview St. Steps.

20. Northview St. Steps

Make a left and descend 113 steps through a nicely shaded area. The remains of a foundation stand near the bottom on the right. Where the steps come out of the woods is a park. Straight ahead is Josephine St. Make a left and walk through Monongahela Park. Do not descend to Josephine St.

Make a left and descend 113 steps through a nicely shaded area. The remains of a foundation stand near the bottom on the right. Where the steps come out of the woods is a park. Straight ahead is Josephine St. Make a left and walk through Monongahela Park. Do not descend to Josephine St.

Make a left and descend 113 steps through a nicely shaded area. The remains of a foundation stand near the bottom on the right. Where the steps come out of the woods is a park. Straight ahead is Josephine St. Make a left and walk through Monongahela Park. Do not descend to Josephine St.

21. * Monongahela Park

Years ago this grassy area was a city reservoir. The basin was filled with earth in the 1950s. Cross the short clearing and descend 18 steps to the ball fields. Rugby and other pick up sports meet here regularly. Cross to the far left corner marked by a guardrail to exit the park onto Stella St.

Years ago this grassy area was a city reservoir. The basin was filled with earth in the 1950s. Cross the short clearing and descend 18 steps to the ball fields. Rugby and other pick up sports meet here regularly. Cross to the far left corner marked by a guardrail to exit the park onto Stella St.

Years ago this grassy area was a city reservoir. The basin was filled with earth in the 1950s. Cross the short clearing and descend 18 steps to the ball fields. Rugby and other pick up sports meet here regularly. Cross to the far left corner marked by a guardrail to exit the park onto Stella St.

22. Stella St.

Keep to the right and descend along Stella. Not 50 feet past the first house are Telescope St. Steps, located before 2739 Stella.

Keep to the right and descend along Stella. Not 50 feet past the first house are Telescope St. Steps, located before 2739 Stella.

Keep to the right and descend along Stella. Not 50 feet past the first house are Telescope St. Steps, located before 2739 Stella.

23. * WPA

Stella St. is two levels here. On your left is an iron fence that divides the two sections. In 1935 the Work Projects Administration (WPA) terraced this part of the hillside and created the bi-level street topped with an iron fence. In 1998 Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation designated the Stella-Shelley fence as a historically significant landmark.

Stella St. is two levels here. On your left is an iron fence that divides the two sections. In 1935 the Work Projects Administration (WPA) terraced this part of the hillside and created the bi-level street topped with an iron fence. In 1998 Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation designated the Stella-Shelley fence as a historically significant landmark.

Stella St. is two levels here. On your left is an iron fence that divides the two sections. In 1935 the Work Projects Administration (WPA) terraced this part of the hillside and created the bi-level street topped with an iron fence. In 1998 Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation designated the Stella-Shelley fence as a historically significant landmark.

24. Telescope St. Steps

Make a right and descend 56 steps to Telescope St. Continue down street as it bends to the right to Josephine St.

Make a right and descend 56 steps to Telescope St. Continue down street as it bends to the right to Josephine St.

Make a right and descend 56 steps to Telescope St. Continue down street as it bends to the right to Josephine St.

25. Josephine St.

Carefully cross Josephine St. and make a right. Continue up the left side of Josephine to Steve Seventy Steps just past 2925 Josephine. Across and lining the uphill side of Josephine are the concrete walls of the former water reservoir.

Carefully cross Josephine St. and make a right. Continue up the left side of Josephine to Steve Seventy Steps just past 2925 Josephine. Across and lining the uphill side of Josephine are the concrete walls of the former water reservoir.

Carefully cross Josephine St. and make a right. Continue up the left side of Josephine to Steve Seventy Steps just past 2925 Josephine. Across and lining the uphill side of Josephine are the concrete walls of the former water reservoir.

26. Steve Seventy St. & Steps

Make left. Descend 108 steps to Mary St. Near the bottom on the right is a set of steps providing the only access to a group of homes high above Mary St. You are now in the area known as the Hollow. The brick, industrial building at 2933 Mary was recently converted to Print Shop Lofts. South Side Works lies in front of you.

Make left. Descend 108 steps to Mary St. Near the bottom on the right is a set of steps providing the only access to a group of homes high above Mary St. You are now in the area known as the Hollow. The brick, industrial building at 2933 Mary was recently converted to Print Shop Lofts. South Side Works lies in front of you.

Make left. Descend 108 steps to Mary St. Near the bottom on the right is a set of steps providing the only access to a group of homes high above Mary St. You are now in the area known as the Hollow. The brick, industrial building at 2933 Mary was recently converted to Print Shop Lofts. South Side Works lies in front of you.

27. * Steve Seventy St. History

The street is named after a Penna. State legislature who represented the area from 1979 to 1988. Since 1950, South 30th Street had been closed at the request of railroads serving the area's then-bustling steel mills. As a result, the only way into the largely Slovak community of the Hollow was along Mary St. Steve Seventy pushed to reopen the underpass to Sarah St., which came two years after his death in the 1990s and was renamed in his honor.

The street is named after a Penna. State legislature who represented the area from 1979 to 1988. Since 1950, South 30th Street had been closed at the request of railroads serving the area's then-bustling steel mills. As a result, the only way into the largely Slovak community of the Hollow was along Mary St. Steve Seventy pushed to reopen the underpass to Sarah St., which came two years after his death in the 1990s and was renamed in his honor.

The street is named after a Penna. State legislature who represented the area from 1979 to 1988. Since 1950, South 30th Street had been closed at the request of railroads serving the area's then-bustling steel mills. As a result, the only way into the largely Slovak community of the Hollow was along Mary St. Steve Seventy pushed to reopen the underpass to Sarah St., which came two years after his death in the 1990s and was renamed in his honor.

28. Mary St.

At the bottom of Steve Seventy St. steps, turn right on Mary St. Walk up Mary to where it ends at two sets of descending steps. Take the Mary St. steps on the right. They begin at 3200 Mary.

At the bottom of Steve Seventy St. steps, turn right on Mary St. Walk up Mary to where it ends at two sets of descending steps. Take the Mary St. steps on the right. They begin at 3200 Mary.

At the bottom of Steve Seventy St. steps, turn right on Mary St. Walk up Mary to where it ends at two sets of descending steps. Take the Mary St. steps on the right. They begin at 3200 Mary.

29. Mary St. Steps

Descend 115 steps to lower Mary St. Continue to Handler St.

Descend 115 steps to lower Mary St. Continue to Handler St.

Descend 115 steps to lower Mary St. Continue to Handler St.

30. Handler St.

Turn left. Walk the four steps built into the sidewalk, left side, to Jane St.

Turn left. Walk the four steps built into the sidewalk, left side, to Jane St.

Turn left. Walk the four steps built into the sidewalk, left side, to Jane St.

31. Jane St.

Make left. Keep left and walk along sidewalk across from the stone wall and railroad tracks.

Make left. Keep left and walk along sidewalk across from the stone wall and railroad tracks.

Make left. Keep left and walk along sidewalk across from the stone wall and railroad tracks.

32. * Kollar Club

In the Hollow, at 3226 Jane St., resides the John Kollar Slovak Literary & Library Society. Founded in 1913 and named for 19th Century Slovak poet, John Kollar, its original purpose was to teach English to Slovak immigrants and to orient them to life in America. The Pittsburgh Region is home to more Slovaks than any other area in the United States. The club continues in full operation preserving the Slovak language & culture, and serving as a social club and live-music venue.

In the Hollow, at 3226 Jane St., resides the John Kollar Slovak Literary & Library Society. Founded in 1913 and named for 19th Century Slovak poet, John Kollar, its original purpose was to teach English to Slovak immigrants and to orient them to life in America. The Pittsburgh Region is home to more Slovaks than any other area in the United States. The club continues in full operation preserving the Slovak language & culture, and serving as a social club and live-music venue.

In the Hollow, at 3226 Jane St., resides the John Kollar Slovak Literary & Library Society. Founded in 1913 and named for 19th Century Slovak poet, John Kollar, its original purpose was to teach English to Slovak immigrants and to orient them to life in America. The Pittsburgh Region is home to more Slovaks than any other area in the United States. The club continues in full operation preserving the Slovak language & culture, and serving as a social club and live-music venue.

33. Jane St. Cont’d.

Keep left on Jane St. and continue walking past Jay Verno Studios (3030 Jane St.) to Steve Seventy St. South Side Works and Oakland are to your right.

Keep left on Jane St. and continue walking past Jay Verno Studios (3030 Jane St.) to Steve Seventy St. South Side Works and Oakland are to your right.

Keep left on Jane St. and continue walking past Jay Verno Studios (3030 Jane St.) to Steve Seventy St. South Side Works and Oakland are to your right.

34. Steve Seventy St.

Turn left and walk along sidewalk to Steve Seventy St. Steps. Climb these 41 steps to Mary St.

Turn left and walk along sidewalk to Steve Seventy St. Steps. Climb these 41 steps to Mary St.

Turn left and walk along sidewalk to Steve Seventy St. Steps. Climb these 41 steps to Mary St.

35. Mary St.

Make right. Walk along Mary to S. 27th St.

Make right. Walk along Mary to S. 27th St.

Make right. Walk along Mary to S. 27th St.

36. S. 27th St.

Make a left and walk up one block to Josephine St. and Oakley Way Steps & Mosaic Public Art Project

Make a left and walk up one block to Josephine St. and Oakley Way Steps & Mosaic Public Art Project

Make a left and walk up one block to Josephine St. and Oakley Way Steps & Mosaic Public Art Project

37. Oakley Way Steps

Be careful as you cross Josephine St. Climb the 99 steps, built in 1928, to McCord St. Cross McCord St. Climb an additional 63 steps to Shelley St. Take a break. You’ve just climbed the equivalent of 12 floors.

Be careful as you cross Josephine St. Climb the 99 steps, built in 1928, to McCord St. Cross McCord St. Climb an additional 63 steps to Shelley St. Take a break. You’ve just climbed the equivalent of 12 floors.

Be careful as you cross Josephine St. Climb the 99 steps, built in 1928, to McCord St. Cross McCord St. Climb an additional 63 steps to Shelley St. Take a break. You’ve just climbed the equivalent of 12 floors.

38. * Mosaic Public Art Project

The Oakley St. Steps mosaic was completed in 2016. The first of its kind in Pittsburgh, the installation was designed by artist Laura Jean McLaughlin, who led a group of 100 community volunteers in assembling the tiny mosaics on mesh. The finished panels cover 200 square feet and were mortared and grouted onto 77 risers. The project was community-designed, funded and created. Notice the foundations of long gone houses on the left as you climb over the mosaic.

The Oakley St. Steps mosaic was completed in 2016. The first of its kind in Pittsburgh, the installation was designed by artist Laura Jean McLaughlin, who led a group of 100 community volunteers in assembling the tiny mosaics on mesh. The finished panels cover 200 square feet and were mortared and grouted onto 77 risers. The project was community-designed, funded and created. Notice the foundations of long gone houses on the left as you climb over the mosaic.

The Oakley St. Steps mosaic was completed in 2016. The first of its kind in Pittsburgh, the installation was designed by artist Laura Jean McLaughlin, who led a group of 100 community volunteers in assembling the tiny mosaics on mesh. The finished panels cover 200 square feet and were mortared and grouted onto 77 risers. The project was community-designed, funded and created. Notice the foundations of long gone houses on the left as you climb over the mosaic.

39. Shelley St.

On the left are three of eight townhouses built in 2003 by the South Side Local Development Company in cooperation with the SSSNA. The new homes had to be shoe-horned into the hillside between existing homes. Continue walking Up Oakley Way.

On the left are three of eight townhouses built in 2003 by the South Side Local Development Company in cooperation with the SSSNA. The new homes had to be shoe-horned into the hillside between existing homes. Continue walking Up Oakley Way.

On the left are three of eight townhouses built in 2003 by the South Side Local Development Company in cooperation with the SSSNA. The new homes had to be shoe-horned into the hillside between existing homes. Continue walking Up Oakley Way.

40. Oakley Way Steps Cont’d

Climb 22 steps to Shelly St. and then 98 steps to Mission St. Turn around and take in the view!

Climb 22 steps to Shelly St. and then 98 steps to Mission St. Turn around and take in the view!

Climb 22 steps to Shelly St. and then 98 steps to Mission St. Turn around and take in the view!

41. Mission St.

Cross Mission and climb five steps to high sidewalk on uphill side. Make right. Ahead lies the scenic St. Josaphat's Chapel and the spectacular view that takes in Mt. Washington, the Liberty, Fort Pitt and West End Bridges, the roofs of the South Side and the City beyond the Monongahela River. Stay left and descend the 80 steps to Barry St. These 4-foot wide steps were built in 1950.

Cross Mission and climb five steps to high sidewalk on uphill side. Make right. Ahead lies the scenic St. Josaphat's Chapel and the spectacular view that takes in Mt. Washington, the Liberty, Fort Pitt and West End Bridges, the roofs of the South Side and the City beyond the Monongahela River. Stay left and descend the 80 steps to Barry St. These 4-foot wide steps were built in 1950.

Cross Mission and climb five steps to high sidewalk on uphill side. Make right. Ahead lies the scenic St. Josaphat's Chapel and the spectacular view that takes in Mt. Washington, the Liberty, Fort Pitt and West End Bridges, the roofs of the South Side and the City beyond the Monongahela River. Stay left and descend the 80 steps to Barry St. These 4-foot wide steps were built in 1950.

42. Barry St. Steps

Cross to the other side of Barry. Make a right and descend 16 steps to Leticoe St. Steps on left side.

Cross to the other side of Barry. Make a right and descend 16 steps to Leticoe St. Steps on left side.

Cross to the other side of Barry. Make a right and descend 16 steps to Leticoe St. Steps on left side.

43. Leticoe St. Steps

Located at the eastern terminus of Leticoe St., these wooden steps have been reconstructed in stages beginning in the 1990's. There are 58 steps. At the bottom cross Kosciusko Way and continue up Leticoe St.

Located at the eastern terminus of Leticoe St., these wooden steps have been reconstructed in stages beginning in the 1990's. There are 58 steps. At the bottom cross Kosciusko Way and continue up Leticoe St.

Located at the eastern terminus of Leticoe St., these wooden steps have been reconstructed in stages beginning in the 1990's. There are 58 steps. At the bottom cross Kosciusko Way and continue up Leticoe St.

44. Leticoe St.

In the 2500 block, before the crest of the hill, look right to the houses tucked behind houses. Close quarters! Continue to Eleanor St.

In the 2500 block, before the crest of the hill, look right to the houses tucked behind houses. Close quarters! Continue to Eleanor St.

In the 2500 block, before the crest of the hill, look right to the houses tucked behind houses. Close quarters! Continue to Eleanor St.

45. Eleanor St.

Make right and descend Eleanor St. steps on left side of street. The 16 steps were poured in 2000.

Make right and descend Eleanor St. steps on left side of street. The 16 steps were poured in 2000.

Make right and descend Eleanor St. steps on left side of street. The 16 steps were poured in 2000.

46. Josephine St.

Keep left and walk along the side of Josephine St. to sidewalk in front of Emerald Art Glass. Its shop is open to the public during week days. Decorative glass is made on site for both residential and commercial use. Continue along left side of Josephine St. to S. 21st St.

Keep left and walk along the side of Josephine St. to sidewalk in front of Emerald Art Glass. Its shop is open to the public during week days. Decorative glass is made on site for both residential and commercial use. Continue along left side of Josephine St. to S. 21st St.

Keep left and walk along the side of Josephine St. to sidewalk in front of Emerald Art Glass. Its shop is open to the public during week days. Decorative glass is made on site for both residential and commercial use. Continue along left side of Josephine St. to S. 21st St.

47. S. 21st St.

Make left and return to StepTrek Marketplace at the base of South Side Park. Congrats! You have completed the StepTrek East Route.

Make left and return to StepTrek Marketplace at the base of South Side Park. Congrats! You have completed the StepTrek East Route.

Make left and return to StepTrek Marketplace at the base of South Side Park. Congrats! You have completed the StepTrek East Route.

48. Join West Route

To join West Route, turn right under Mission Street Bridge (overhead) and climb 102 steps to S. 18th St. Please see West Route map and directions.

To join West Route, turn right under Mission Street Bridge (overhead) and climb 102 steps to S. 18th St. Please see West Route map and directions.

To join West Route, turn right under Mission Street Bridge (overhead) and climb 102 steps to S. 18th St. Please see West Route map and directions.

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