Manhole Lifts on Canvas
This is a collection of my finished work. Each piece has it’s own story, pulled directly from the inspiration itself. My collection comes from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania but I’m always searching for new manholes that I haven’t seen before, where ever they may be located. If you happen to notice one I would love to hear about it.
"Pittsburgh Wall Street at 6am" This particular one is located in front of the Bank Building on Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. Known decades ago as “Pittsburgh Wall Street,” because it was the home to many of the financial institutions that fueled the industrial revolution. It was founded in Indiana, Pa. between 1851-1900.
The Strip District at 6am
"East Pittsburg at 6am"
I found this cover in Deutschtown on the North Side of Pittsburgh. With only a metal outer ring it alowed me to try something different with the center. This one is from around year1892 and also has no “h”.
Made in Pittsburgh at 6am
"Market Square at 6am" This particular one was located in old Market Square down town Pittsburgh. It was founded between 1851 - 1900 but now gone because of progress. A little history lost.
"Pancakes at 6am" This manhole is in front of Pamela’s Diner in Millvale, Pa. where First Lady Michelle Obama visited for pancakes. Forged around 1900 it is the only one that I have found that reads Millvale Boro.
1st & Chancey at 6am
Allegheny Observatory at 6am
Behind the Warhol at 6am
"Love for Sale at 6am" This manhole is from 1860 and is located on the Boulevard of the Allies in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. It lives in front of a historic building with a very colorful reputation and reads "The Grand Old Salon 1860" at the very top.
"Old Allegheny at 6am" This particular one is located on North Avenue and Federal Street on the north side of Pittsburgh, Pa. This is the oldist manholes that I have found and what makes it unique is that it is dated. Founded in Chicago, IL. between 1845-1855.
Pittsburg at 6am
The Bake Oven Church at 6am
West View Park at 6am
Bella Luna 6am
Zombies at 6am
Boulevard Of The Allies at 6am
"Pittsburgh-Wall-Street-at-7am" This particular one is located in front of the Bank Building on Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. Known decades ago as “Pittsburgh Wall Street,” because it was the home to many of the financial institutions that fueled the industrial revolution. It was founded in Indiana, Pa. between 1851-1900.
Pittsburgh PA 6am
The Sister Bridges at 6am