Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction - 1935

Brookline Boulevard at Pioneer Avenue and
Bodkin Street during reconstruction in 1935.
This is Pioneer Avenue, approaching Brookline Boulevard, during reconstruction in November 1935.

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This sequence of photos show the 1935 reconstruction of Brookline Boulevard from the Pioneer Avenue intersection to West Liberty Avenue. This was one of the civic infrastructure improvements launched by the Brookline Joint Civic Committee during the 1930s that were designed to improve living conditions in Brookline.

Pittsburgh Press article dated October 15, 1933
detailing the concerns of the Brookline Civic
Committee and the need for improvements along
Brookline Boulevard.

A Pittsburgh Press article, dated October 15, 1933, detailing the concerns about the condition of Brookline Boulevard.

The project entailed re-routing Brookline Boulevard onto the Pittsburgh Railways right-of-way, which was previously used for rail traffic only. The narrow, looping trolley path would be widened to four lanes, paved and converted to a thoroughfare for both rail and vehicular traffic. The old section of Brookline Boulevard that connected Pioneer Avenue and West Liberty Avenue was cut off from the main thoroughfare and redesignated Bodkin Street.

Brookline Boulevard at Pioneer Avenue and
Bodkin Street during reconstruction in 1935.
This is the intersection of Brookline Boulevard and Pioneer Avenue in November 1935.

Along with the construction of this new section of the boulevard, the project also included paving the middle section of the roadway, through the commercial district to Edgebrook Avenue. This made the entire boulevard into a four lane thoroughfare. This traffic improvement made access to the commercial district much quicker and safer. The project was one of the lasting achievements of the Civic Committee and a major advancement for the Brookline community.

Reconstruction Photos - November 1935

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Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction, November 1935.

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