Pioneer Avenue - 1924
This is the lower end of Pioneer Avenue, near the intersection with West Liberty Avenue, in January 1924. Sewer lines were being laid and the hill-scaling gateway to Brookline would soon be paved in belgium blocks. The photo above shows the lower bend of Pioneer Avenue, where it abuts the train tracks. The picture was taken from near the corner of West Liberty Avenue. The cement landing shown was used as a loading/staging area for construction materials that were delivered by train. The materials were then hauled to the various construction zones by wagon. This landing was in use for several years during this major growth and development phase in Brookline and the South Hills.
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By August, 1924, the grading and curbing of Pioneer Avenue from the lower end of West Liberty Avenue to Brookline Boulevard was near completion. Work now began on laying the brick surface. Once Pioneer Avenue was completed, the city began work on paving the side streets, like Rossmore Avenue. Many of Brookline's main streets were paved during the 1920s.
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