Mexican War Streets
The Mexican War Streets are a beautiful and historic neighborhood with plenty to offer. The name comes from the 1840s development of the land which was then called Buena Vista. The history and development of the area known today as the Central Northside of Pittsburgh can be traced back to its origin as a rich, low-lying, central hunting ground to early Native Americans. It lay just below a massive sandstone ridge formed south of the great glacier push. The earliest documentation of settlement is tied to the apportioning of the land north of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers as well as to a man who is considered the first settler of the Northside, James Robinson.