l Forks of the Ohio

The houses in Pittsburgh didn’t have
numbers at first. Taverns and stores were known by their owners and had colorful signs with pictures hung outside to identify them.  Sometimes the signs were funny. One of them, the “Whale and the Monkey” read “Here the weary may rest, the hungry feed, and those who thirst may quaff the best.”


Some of the other
Tavern signs included:

The Three Bells

The Green Tree

The Black Bear

The Golden Cross Keys

Sign of the Buck

The Black Horse

The Red Lion