Join us for the second lecture of our Fall 2017 Series
Keneth Kobus, author on Steel and Railroad History, will present “Allegheny Valley, Its Industry and Its Railroads”
Ken Kobus is author of the 2015 book “City of Steel: How Pittsburgh Became the World’s Steelmaking Capital During the Carnegie Era“.
More about Ken Kolbus’s research into Pittsburgh steel industry:
Bethel Park writer Kobus lives and breathes Pittsburgh’s steel industry – Tribune Review, May 14, 2015
Men of Steel: Three Generations of Mill Workers NPR’s Storycorps, September 1, 2006
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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.
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The East Liberty Valley Historic Society is a nonprofit that exists to document and share the history of the East Liberty neighborhood and surrounding areas. East Liberty is a particularly interesting area of Pittsburgh when it comes to development as it has many buildings from the time East Liberty became a fashionable suburb for some of Pittsburgh’s wealthiest families who were looking to escape the congestion of Downtown Pittsburgh in the 1850s. East Liberty is also the site of a massive Urban Renewal project in the 1950s.
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