There is an old jail in downtown Pittsburgh. It took two years for the Norcross brothers to build our old jail, while the courthouse wouldn’t be finished until 1888. The old jail and the courthouse were connected by a bridge, the “Bridge of Sighs”, across Ross street.
For those who are not from this area or don’t know, CCAC is a community college in Allegheny county (CCAC…Community College of Allegheny County…)
Pittsburgh and it’s millionaires were here before CCAC. As the old millionaires and their families either moved or died, their mansions were sold. Some are still homes, some apartments, and others were absorbed by the surrounding colleges and universities. (We have a lot of those) One such mansion is the Byers-Lyons mansion.