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7/15/19 - added Post-Gazette article on the baseball playing Caterino Sisters from July 2, 1977.
7/14/19 - added a few
Freehold Real Estate Ads from 1921.
7/12/19 - updated online archive of
Brookline Now, a community publication (2008-present).
7/11/19 - updated page on the
Monongahela Bridge (1818-1845).

Paving Bellaire Place - 7/9/19
A road crew from Folino Construction paving the 1200-1300 block of Bellaire Place on July 9, 2019.

7/9/19 - added page showing the paving of the 1200-1300 block of Bellaire Place.
7/7/19 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1979 Clipper Yearbook.
7/3/19 - added several
Freehold Real Estate Ads from 1905 through 1916.
7/1/19 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1977 Clipper Yearbook.
6/21/19 - added
new image to the page on the Fort Pitt Bridge.
6/18/19 - updated page on the
Brookline Breeze 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Mini-Breeze, adding the current Race Application and Family Discount Form. Participants can also register online.
6/16/19 - added photo of
Joseph Dooley's Meat Market, at 704 Brookline Boulevard, in 1907.
6/16/19 - added photo of the
Resurrection student body at the May Crowning (circa 1962).
6/16/19 - added photo of
U.S. Marines standing in review before the Battle of Belleau Wood.
6/16/19 - added link to new local facebook page,
Brookline Pride.
6/15/19 - added aerial photo of the
Southern Portals of the Liberty Tunnels and downtown Pittsburgh.
6/15/19 - added aerial photo of the
Southern Portals of the Fort Pitt Tunnels and downtown Pittsburgh.
6/6/19 - added Resurrection Elementary
1994 Varsity basketball team photo.
6/3/19 - added photo of
Boy Scout Troop #9006, the first all-girl BSA Troop in Brookline.
5/27/19 - added page for the
2019 Memorial Day Parade.
5/26/19 - updated
new image to the page on the 1954 Independence Day Parade.
5/25/19 - updated page on the
Buhl Planetarium.
5/20/19 - added fourth and final
1967 Carmalt Elementary kindergarten class photo.
5/14/19 - added photo of the
West View Park Midway to the page on Brookline Community Picnics.
5/14/19 - added
1962 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
5/14/19 - added
1963 Resurrection 2nd Grade communion photo.
5/8/19 - added photo of the
Penn Incline in 1889 to the page on Pittsburgh Old Inclines.
5/8/19 - added photo of
Altmar Street in 1952 to the page on random Brookline Street Scenes.
5/5/19 - added photo of the
1976 South Hills High School varsity baseball team.
5/4/19 - added photos of the
1963 May Crowning at Elizabeth Seton High School.
5/2/19 - added
1977 Our Lady of Loreto 8th grade class photo.
5/1/19 - added
2019 Seton-Lasalle High School baseball team photo.
5/1/19 - updated page on the
First National Bank of Pittsburgh.

1900 Whited Street - 1920s
The home at 1900 Whited Street (1766 Ballinger Street), pictured here in the 1920s.
Some say the 160-plus year old building is haunted.

4/29/19 - updated page on the home at 1900 Whited Street, formerly Larry's Roadhouse.
4/27/19 - added
1967 Carmalt Elementary kindergarten class photo.
4/25/19 - added
artist's conception of St. Pius X Church/School from February 12, 1955.
4/25/19 - added
1975 West Liberty Elementary 7th Grade class photo.
4/25/19 - added
1969 West Liberty Elementary 1st Grade class photo.
4/25/19 - added
1967 Brookline Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
4/24/19 - added
1972 Brookline Elementary 4th Grade class photo.
4/24/19 - added page on the
1982 St. Pius Women's Guild Cookbook, "What's Cookin' in Brookline."
4/22/19 - added page on a
Junior Crime Spree and Fire on Brookline Boulevard - April 27, 1949.
4/21/19 - added images to the page on the
building of the old Recreation Building in October 1963.
4/21/19 - added Pittsburgh Press article on the
Community Center skating rink - January 5, 1964.
4/20/19 - added several new photos to the
Lost Subdivision of Brookdale.
4/20/19 - updated page on
Roy Arensberg to include details of a home fire on January 1, 1925.
4/20/19 - added page on the
Girl Scout Troop#77 and Brookline's Female Sharpshooting team.
4/19/19 - added photo of the
Saw Mill Run Valley near the Oak Viaduct (circa 1909).
4/19/19 - added photo of
Fireman Bryce Rohm (circa 1945) on Brookline Boulevard.
4/13/19 - added photos of
Elizabeth Seton High School Class of 1979.
4/3/19 - updated the history of
Toner Institute (1899-1977).
4/2/19 - added image of the
B&O Railroad Terminal Building in 1920.
3/30/19 - added page on the
Saga of the Blue-Hooded Bandit from May/June 1942.
3/30/19 - added image of
Fritzie Zivic and Toner Institute Boxing from September 29, 1942.
3/27/19 - added page on a
Moore Park USO benefit in October 1942 that drew 10,000 spectators.
3/26/19 - added the story of
Roy J. Ruane to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/25/19 - added three images
#1 / #2 / #3 to the History of Trolleys in Brookline.
3/21/19 - added photo of the
1964 Brookline Junior Royals football team.
3/21/19 - added
1979 West Liberty Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
3/21/19 - added two images
#1 / #2 to the History of Trolleys in Brookline.
3/18/19 - added
five newspaper clippings to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/18/19 - added page on the
USS Jenks (DE-665) the first destroyer escort built in Pittsburgh.
3/16/19 - updated page on the
L. J. Weet Pickle and Olive Company.
3/9/19 - added images of the
Bureau of Highways and Sewers 6th Division Brookline Headquarters.

6th Division Headquarters - 1935
Bureau of Highways and Sewers 6th Division Brookline Headquarters behind the firehouse - November 1935.

3/8/19 - added article on a fire on Brookline Boulevard - January 5, 1948.
3/8/19 - added article on a
fire on Brookline Boulevard - January 22, 1945.
3/8/19 - added the story of
Paul M. Tobin to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/8/19 - added the story of
Joseph F. Doyle Jr to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/7/19 - added the story of
Bruce H. Bracey to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/5/19 - added the story of
Robert F. Heil to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/5/19 - added the story of
Joseph J. Gmuca to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/5/19 - added image of
Breining Street in 1944 to Random Brookline Street Scenes (1).
3/4/19 - added
1968 West Liberty Elementary 7th Grade class photo.
3/2/19 - added
new images to the page on Vic Cianca.
2/28/19 - updated page on the
Armstrong Tunnel.
2/25/19 - updated page on the
Fort Pitt Tunnels.
2/19/19 - updated page on
Saw Mill Run Boulevard.
2/18/19 - updated page on the
Fort Pitt Bridge.
2/17/19 - updated page on the
Liberty Tunnels and Bridge.
2/17/19 - added images to
Random Pictures of West Liberty Avenue 1915-1962.
2/17/19 - added images to
Real Estate Advertisements 1902.
2/17/19 - added images to
Real Estate Advertisements 1904-1907.
2/17/19 - added images to
Real Estate Advertisements 1921-1926.
2/17/19 - added images to
Random Pictures of Saw Mill Run Boulevard 1929-1967.
2/14/19 - added
new image to the page on the 1939 trolley ramp construction.
2/10/19 - added the
Skybike Proposal to the History of Skybus page.
2/10/19 - added image of the
Liberty Tunnels in 1968.
2/10/19 - updated page on
Saw Mill Run Creek.
2/7/19 - added the story of
Walter F. Meisner to the Brookline War Memorial page.
2/3/19 - added page on
Dr. Lincoln Oldshue, Brookline landowner and cousin of Abraham Lincoln.
2/2/19 - updated history of the
Lost Subdivision of Brookdale.
2/1/19 - added image of
the home at 82 Daleview Street.

Brookline Pharmacy Medicine Box

1/31/19 - added several images to the page on Moore Park, including one of the pool in 1949.
1/28/19 - added image of a
1933 Pittsburgh Railways All-Day ride ticket.
1/27/19 - added photo of the
original Kaufmann's Clock in 1912.
1/27/19 - added photos of
the Point in September, 1949.
1/26/19 - added
new image to the page on West Mifflin's Brown's Dump.
1/21/19 - added image of the
Fort Pitt Bridge under construction in 1958.
1/21/19 - added several images the page on
Three Rivers Stadium (1968-2001).
1/21/19 - added
booster card for the 1930 Brookline Cardinals baseball team..
1/19/19 - added history of the
D. L. Clark Company, maker of Pittsburgh's iconic Clark Bar.
1/18/19 - added image of
2941 Sageman Avenue in 1954 to the Random Street Scenes page.
1/18/19 - added image of
Liberty Tunnels southern portals after the Blizzard of 1950.
1/18/19 - added
Eat'n Park advertisement from 1957 to the Eat'n Park page.
1/17/19 - updated the history of the
Allegheny County Fairs at the South Park Fairgrounds.
1/12/19 - added images of
Pittsburgh Railways Trolley Tokens.
1/7/19 - updated the
history of the Pittsburgh & Castle Shannon Railroad.
1/7/19 - added image of the Castle Shannon Incline in
1921 and 1940 to Pittsburgh Inclines.
1/6/19 - added photo of the
Dormont Eat'n Park restaurant in 1956 to the Eat'n Park page.
1/5/19 - added two new articles to the
history of the Pittsburgh Potty.
1/2/19 - added another image of a
39-Brookline trolley to the History of Trolleys in Brookline.
1/2/19 - added image of a
39-Brookline trolley to the History of Trolleys in Brookline.
1/1/19 - updated photo of
West Liberty Avenue in 1945 to the Random Images page.
1/1/19 - updated page on the
Smithfield Street Bridges (1818-present).
1/1/19 - updated page on the
Union Bridge (1874-1907) and the Manchester Bridge (1915-1970).
1/1/19 - updated page on the original
Point Bridges (1877-1970).
1/1/19 - updated the
History of Floods, Snowstorms and Tornadoes in Pittsburgh to reflect that 2018 has set the record for yearly precipitation with 57.83 inches.

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