Glenbury Street - 1895 to 1940

The lower end of Glenbury Street
at Saw Mill Run intersection - 1895.
Glenbury Street, near the Saw Mill Run/Library Road intersection, as seen from the hillside above in 1895.

Glenbury Street is located in Overbrook and has scaled the hill from Saw Mill Run Boulevard to Breining Street in Brookline for well over a century. Like Edgebrook Avenue and Whited Street, it was a gateway to the Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad network that was the prime mode of transportation to-and-from downtown Pittsburgh before the advent of the automobile. Today it is still a heavily used roadway and also the southern terminus of the Port Authority's South Busway.

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The Wabash Tunnel at Glenbury Street - 1909    The Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad
passenger station located above Glenbury
Street along the rail line.
Left - Glenbury Street, 1909; Right - Railroad freight and passenger station located above Glenbury Street in 1917.

Castle Shannon Railroad Locomotive.    The Fairhaven Hotel, located near Glenbury
Street on Library Road, offered train
schedules on their business cards.
A Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad locomotive and a train schedule printed on a Fairhaven Hotel business card.

Glenbury and Saw Mill Run intersection - 1929.    Glenbury and Saw Mill Run intersection - 1929.
The intersection of Glenbury Street and Saw Mill Run Boulevard during construction in 1929.

Butler Co. Grocers at the corner
of Glenbury and Saw Mill Run - 1930.    A&P Grocery Store at the corner
of Glenbury and Saw Mill Run - 1930.
Butler Co. Grocers (left) and A&P Grocery Store at Glenbury and Saw Mill Run Boulevard in 1930.

Glenbury Street near Saw Mill Run - 1940.    Gristmill located at Glenbury and
Saw Mill Run from 1850 to 1907.
Left - Glenbury Street near Saw Mill Run in 1940; Right - Gristmill owned by James Foster at the corner of Glenbury and Saw Mill Run. Built in 1850, the mill burned to the ground in 1907. It stood where the entrance to the Busway is today.

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