Yinz Can Just Go Park In The Middle of the Street

@youmaycallmesam reminded me of a Pittsburgh oddity, the random parking lots in the middle of the streets.  Such as 21st St:

I love old photos of Pittsburgh, and this seemed to be a pretty common way to handle parking in the old days when density was high and parking garages were not common.  There’s another one like this in Schenley Park:

Most of these have been removed during various redevelopment stages, but for some reason, these parking lots remain.