Essential Pittsburgh
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Tue June 11, 2013

The War at Home: Expansion Plans for the Mexican War Streets

The Mexican War Streets on Pittsburgh's Northside are named after battles from the Mexican War
The Mexican War Streets on Pittsburgh's Northside are named after battles from the Mexican War
Credit Via Tsuji / Flickr

Expansion plans to designate more of the North Side as a historic district are causing an uproar in the Mexican War Streets. It's an issue that has neighbors split and calls into question the issue of who has a say in the neighborhood's master plan.

Paul Johnson, president of the Mexican War Streets Society and Post-Gazette reporter Diana Nelson Jones who covers the city's neighborhoods talk about the controversy.