Historic preservation of Pittsburgh"s neighborhood business districts the National Main Street Center, National Town Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 17-20, 1998 by Dan Holland

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Statementby Dan Holland.
ContributionsNational Main Street Center (U.S.). National Town Meeting
LC ClassificationsF159.P68 A2 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination8 leaves ;
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Open LibraryOL83532M
LC Control Number99189615

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