The Allegheny and Monongahela rivers converge and form the Ohio River at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. Our namesake comes from one of the city’s 90 neighborhoods. Squirrel Hill, a beautiful area on the eastern edge of the city limits, is home to the largest of the city’s five city parks, Frick Park. Established from land bequeathed upon Henry Clay Frick’s death in 1919, the park didn’t open until 1927. Over the years it has expanded and now encompasses 644 acres, or roughly 1 square mile. One of the most tranquil and quiet places in the city, the park is home to woodpeckers, deer, black snakes, and many other creatures.
Our highly-accurate topographic maps are made by cutting out layers of wood and then stacking them one on top of the other to reveal the true-to-life relief of the landscape. The finished wood is then mounted to a teal backer. Our delicate groundcover is adhered to show the park boundaries.
These maps are professionally framed on a black backer using all acid free, archival quality materials in an 11″x14″ modern black frame without glass so the viewer can get up close to the topographical details.
Because these maps are handmade out wood, the grain pattern will vary from one map to another and we encourage you to avoid hanging them in direct sunlight or potentially damp areas.