Panther Hollow (Pittsburgh)

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Panther Hollow
Sub-neighborhood
Panther Hollow is located in Pittsburgh neighborhoods
Panther Hollow
Panther Hollow
Location within Central Oakland
Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 79°57′04″W / 40.43975°N 79.95108°W / 40.43975; -79.95108Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 79°57′04″W / 40.43975°N 79.95108°W / 40.43975; -79.95108
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny County
CityPittsburgh
NeighborhoodOakland (Pittsburgh)

Panther Hollow is a small, somewhat isolated neighborhood at the bottom of Joncaire Street in Junction Hollow that runs along Boundary Street and is located in the Central Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood was settled in late 19th century mostly by Italian immigrants from Pizzoferrato and Gamberale, Italy. Even today, park benches and picnic tables in the neighborhood are painted in the red, white, and green of the Italian flag and a sign post marks the distance to the two Italian cities from which most of the original residents arrived. Among its most famous such residents was Pittsburgh boxing legend Mose Butch. A remembrance memorial in the neighborhood, dedicated on December 2, 2007, commemorates the original 95 families that first settled in the neighborhood.

Panther Hollow sign post
Panther sculpture by Moretti on Panther Hollow Bridge (Cathedral of Learning in background)

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  • Toker, Franklin (1994) [1986]. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.

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