Mexican War Streets

The Mexican War Streets, originally known as "The Buena Vista Tract", is a historic district in the Central Northside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The district is densely filled with beautifully restored row houses, community gardens and tree lined streets and alleyways. The area dates from 1848, around the time of the Mexican–American War, and consists largely of Row Houses; mostly Victorian era.

The Mexican War Streets Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. In that year, the listing was a 27-acre (11 ha) area and there were 119 buildings deemed to contribute to the historic character of the district. In 2008, the district's listing was increased to include an additional 288 contributing buildings over a 25.7-acre (10.4 ha) area.

Two entities associated with the district are Mexican War Streets Society (MWSS) and Brighton Place Preservation Coalition (BPPC).

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