Polish Hill (Pittsburgh)
|Neighborhood of Pittsburgh|
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
|• Total||0.255 sq mi (0.66 km2)|
|• Density||5,000/sq mi (1,900/km2)|
Polish Hill (Polish: Polskie Wzgórze) is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Primarily a residential area, it is home to one of Pittsburgh's oldest and largest churches, the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Polish Hill neighborhood is bordered by Bedford Dwellings, Upper Hill, and North Oakland to the south, the Strip District to the west, Bloomfield to the east, and Lower Lawrenceville to the north.
Large numbers of Polish immigrants settled the neighborhood after the mid 1800s. These had come primarily to work in Pittsburgh's burgeoning steel industry. After World War II, Polish Hill began to lose population, like many urban areas of the United States.
Polish Hill is represented in the Pittsburgh City Council through the council member for District 7.
- Toker, Franklin (1994) . Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.
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