I posted a photo of this postcard on Instagram earlier this year and asked for some more information about just what “The Just Right” was back in the day. I knew this building had a long history as Gus Miller’s newsstand but I didn’t know what else was in the building. I liked the horse shoe on the top and “The Just Right” seems like a great name for a band or a podcast or the title of an essay for the New Yorker (the essay would of course be about someone who moved to Pittsburgh and found the city… Read the rest
Interior of the Anaheim Train Station.
This month long journey of historic Pittsburgh places is moving right along from planes (see yesterday’s post about the art deco style of the Allegheny County Airport) to trains. I am writing this post while riding Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner in from Anaheim to just north of Los Angeles to meet a friend for dinner. I just sent a photo of the Anaheim Train Station to a friend and commented on how this transit hub really creates a great public space.
This was my first visit to the Anaheim Train Station, which is know as… Read the rest
Today’s historic preservation post is inspired by airport architecture. I am writing this while I watch the sun set over Phoenix from the Sky Harbor airport. The design of the D terminal offers windows that let you look out over the mountain range and there is even a set of binoculars so you can get a better view.
Most of the the flights to Pittsburgh arrive at the Pittsburgh International Airport, but on the other side of town, there is a smaller airport that is still in service but mostly for private planes – The Allegehny County Airport. The Allegheny… Read the rest
Today’s post for preservation month was shared by Jonathan Denson on his Facebook Page Discovering Historic Pittsburgh. If you are interested in historic buildings, the Discovering Historic Pittsburgh Facebook page should be on your radar. Check out some of his recent posts on homes in Titusville and McKeesport.
Jonathan shared a link to the post about the Moltrup Steel Mansion on the blog Circa, which is an entire blog about old homes all across the country. I could spend all afternoon browsing through the houses on here.
History of the Moltrup Steel Mansion & Moltrup Steel
This house was… Read the rest
English: Pittsburgh Ninth Street Bridge, now Rachel Carson Bridge as seen from the top of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you have crossed the river from downtown to the Northside you probably know the name Rachel Carson because you have crossed the Rachel Carson Bridge. The Rachel Carson Bridge is one of the Three Sister’s bridges, the other two bridges are named for Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol. If you are not familiar with her work, this should give you a clue that Rachel Carson is an important Pittsburgher.
Rachel Carson was born in Springdale,… Read the rest