Today’s post comes from East Liberty Valley Historic Society Facebook page. ELVHS added some helpful captions to this photo of Penn Ave from 1935. This is the section of Penn Ave where Target is now located. One of the questions on the Facebook post asks if these bathrooms still exist underground. It would be interesting to find out if these were filled in or if there are still bathrooms under Penn Ave. A different take on the Pittsburgh Potty.
I don’t believe any of the buildings in this photograph are still standing today.
You can find more information about Joyce McClements on this family genealogy website here. It looks like after the fire, the restaurant relocated to the Kenmawr building at Walnut & Shady.
This is the current view from the intersection where Shady meets Penn.
The roads in the 1935 photo are different than today. Frankstown Road no longer intersects Penn Ave.