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8/19/21 - updated graduate list from Brookline (1912-1930) and West Liberty (1910-1930) schools.
8/11/21 - added image of
a set of Isaly's/Sweet William 1976 Pittsburgh Pirate collector discs.
7/27/21 - added page for
Pittsburgh's "trackless trolley", or trolley bus, in 1936.
7/26/21 - added page for the
Pittsburgh Motor Coach Company (1925-1964).
7/14/21 - added
artistic map of Pittsburgh in 1889.
7/11/21 - added
1977 Brookline Elementary 7th Grade class photo.
7/4/21 - added page on the
Bellefield Bridge (1898-1913).
7/3/21 - added page on the
colorful home at 302 Cola Street on Mount Washington.
7/2/21 - the official website for the Brookline Breeze has moved to
www.brooklinebreeze.org.
7/2/21 - updated page for the
Brookline Breeze 5K Fitness Run/Walk.
7/1/21 - updated page on
Forbes Field (1909-1970).
6/30/21 - updated page on
Pittsburgh's Exposition Park (1890-1915).
6/27/21 - added two photos of
crowds at Pittsburg's Luna Park (circa 1907).
6/24/21 - documented the
history of the West Side Belt Railroad in Brookline.
6/20/21 - added
1940s-era newspaper clippings announcing feature movies at the Boulevard Theatre.
6/20/21 - added clipping of
Rangers and Rangerettes at the Boulevard Theater in October 1942.
6/20/21 - updated page showing the
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway route through Brookline.

Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad - Brookline.

6/19/21 - added newspaper clipping showing a Resurrection Sodality Club Picnic in July 1923.
6/19/21 - added
streetcar editorial cartoon from the April 16, 1967 Pittsburgh Press.
6/18/21 - updated page on the
Armstrong Tunnels.
6/18/21 - updated page on the
David L. Clark Company in Pittsburgh (1886-1999).
6/12/21 - added section on the
University of Pittsburgh's Nationality Rooms.
6/10/21 - added newspaper clipping showing a few
Brookline's champion boxers on May 3, 1981.
6/6/21 - added several old photos to the
history of Beechwood, Beechview and Orvilla.
6/6/21 - added clipping showing the homes at
2801-2811 West Liberty Avenue in November 1917.
6/4/21 - added journal photos from the
Memorial Day Parade on May 29, 1972.
6/2/21 - added page on the
Fort Pitt Blockhouse Lodge (1905-1966).
5/31/21 - updated article about
Daniel R. McKeever on the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/30/21 - updated article about
Louis Arcuri on the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/30/21 - updated article about
Joseph H. Conway on the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/30/21 - updated article about
Pete M. Patterson on the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/30/21 - updated article about
Charles F. Roland on the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/30/21 - updated article about
John L. Steffy on the Brookline War Memorial page.
5/28/21 - updated page on
former 19th Ward District Judge Charlie McLaughlin.
5/28/21 - made a few changes to our
Brookline War Memorial page.
5/27/21 - added
front side of 1924 Freehold Real Estate Brochure.
5/27/21 - added
back side of 1924 Freehold Real Estate Brochure.
5/25/21 - added page on
Rohrich Cadillac, Inc. (established 1938).
5/25/21 - added photo of
Liberty Auto Sales, at West Liberty and Dormont Avenue, in 1923.
5/22/21 - added page on the
Pittsburgh Airways downtown heliport (1962-1963).
5/16/21 - added page on the
St. Clair Village housing projects (1951-2010).
5/15/21 - added
newspaper ad for West View Park Alpine Sky Ride from May 1965.
5/15/21 - added image of the
West View Park antique cars.
5/11/21 - added page on the
Monongahela House Hotel (1839-1935).
5/11/21 - added image from the
1938 Allegheny County Fair at South Park.

Kennywood Park - Devin, Karen, Laurie, Jen,
Lori and Morgan - Old Mill - Summer 1993.
Brookline Community Picnic - Kennywood Park - Old Mill - 1993.

5/9/21 - updated page showing the Resurrection Middle School/Activities Center before demolition.
5/9/21 - added image of the
Manchester Bridge reliefs displayed near Heinz Field.
5/9/21 - added link to
1970s-era video of a St. Catherine's football game at Moore Park.
5/9/21 - added link to
1960s-era video of a Memorial Day Parade along Brookline Boulevard.
5/9/21 - added image of
four local ladies at the 1993 community picnic in Kennywood Park.
5/8/21 - added image of the
Mister Roger's Memorial on the North Shore, a Bob Hayes print.
5/8/21 - added image of
Fioretino Moscatiello and Giuseppe Pepe in December 1979.
4/30/21 - added image of the
Pat's Pizzaria, at 103 Capital Avenue, in the 1960s.
4/30/21 - added cover image of the
Brookline Knights 1976 program.
4/29/21 - added photo of the
Resurrection CYO basketball team in 1966.
4/27/21 - added photo of the
repair and reconstruction of the Moore Park swimming pool.
4/27/21 - added more photos of the
Resurrection School demolition area.
4/27/21 - added current image of the
lower end of Capital Avenue, at West Liberty.
4/25/21 - added photo of the
Three Stooges and Paul Shannon on the hit show, Adventure Time.
4/25/21 - added photo of the
Castle Shannon Incline being dismantled on April 2, 1965.
4/25/21 - added photo of
Mayville Avenue and Hartranft Street in the 1970s.
4/25/21 - added photo of a
tree down on Bellaire Avenue back on February 18, 2021.
4/25/21 - added photo of a
streetcar painted in a South Hills High School theme.
4/25/21 - added photos showing the
demolition of the Resurrection Middle School/Activities Center.
4/22/21 - added photos showing the
construction of the South Busway (1975-1977).
4/19/21 - made numerous additions to the
history of South Park (1927-present).
4/19/21 - added
1954 Resurrection 2nd Grade Communion photo.
4/16/21 - added photos of
Berwin Avenue in the 1960s.
4/16/21 - added additional photos to the page on the
West Liberty Lumber Company.
4/11/21 - added
schematic drawing of a vintage Pittsburgh Railways Jones Car.
4/11/21 - added image of a
trolley coin changer/transfer dispenser. Giving change ended in 1968.
4/11/21 - added photo of an
inbound 39-Brookline streetcar at the South Hills Junction in 1962.
4/10/21 - added photo of an
inbound 39-Brookline streetcar merging onto Beechview line.

Saw Mill Run looking towards Crane Avenue - 1913.
The Saw Mill Run valley, looking towards Crane Avenue from Hargrove Street, on September 4, 1913.

4/9/21 - added photo of an outbound 39-Brookline streetcar along Brookline Boulevard in 1966.
4/9/21 - added section on
Isaac Knowlson's record setting crop of hay in 1907.
4/4/21 - added page on the
Pennsylvania Electric Coil Corp, on Saw Mill Run Blvd (1936-2000).
4/3/21 - added section on the
Allegheny County Belt System, first designed in the 1940s.
4/3/21 - added image of a
vintage Pittsburgh Railways Inspector's badge.
4/2/21 - added
postcard with a 1912 Pittsburgh Streetcar Railway Post Office cancellation stamp.
3/30/21 - added image of
Chuck Senft's 1979 Brookline Boxing Golden Gloves Championship Jacket.
3/29/21 - added
Freehold Real Estate ad for East Brookline published on April 26, 1925.
3/29/21 - added
Resurrection 1986 commemorative 1st/3rd Grade autographed jersey.
3/29/21 - added image of a
Premier Photo Company photo packet.
3/29/21 - added image of a
Johnson's Shoe Store shoe horn from the 1950s.
3/28/21 - added page on
the deadly riot in West Liberty Borough - May 31, 1903.
3/28/21 - added page on
illegal gambling at High Bridge Station along Saw Mill Run (1890-1903).
3/27/21 - added section on
landslides and other disasters to the history of the P&CS Railroad.
3/27/21 - added
video of Pittsburgh Light Rail transportation history, including the Brookline route.
3/23/21 - added article about
Carl S. Rhodes to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/14/21 - added
newspaper copies of Babe Ruth's three-game series at Forbes Field in May 1935.
3/12/21 - updated story about
James P. and Ruth C. Mullen on the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/10/21 - added
1904 newspaper clipping about the Pennsylvania Railroad's Brilliant Cutoff.
3/10/21 - added list of
Beechview and Dormont real estate ads (1901-1917).
3/9/21 - added image
Terry Sullivan's Moore Park Boxing Club Letter (circa 1970).
3/9/21 - added photo of
a young Chuck Senft as a football coach at Allegheny High.
3/6/21 - added
Chamber of Commerce ad for the Boulevard Sidewalk Sale in August 1988.
3/6/21 - added photo of
Honus Wagner and family at 1237 Woodbourne Avenue (circa 1953).
3/6/21 - added photo of the
Brookline firehouse and trucks circa 1969.
3/5/21 - added photo of a
39-Brookline streetcar at the local loop in January 1965.
3/1/21 - added
1938 Brookline Elementary 8th Grade class photo.

Pittsburgh Press - April 2, 1940.
Pittsburgh Press - April 2, 1940.

2/28/21 - added Elizabeth Seton High School 1969 Clipper Yearbook.
2/27/21 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1968 Clipper Yearbook.
2/23/21 - added photos of
Pittsburgh Railways trolleys on the Beechwood route in 1904.
2/21/21 - added
collage of Brookline Boulevard businesses in the Spring of 1975.
2/21/21 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1975 Clipper Yearbook.
2/20/21 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1974 Clipper Yearbook.
2/18/21 - added photo of the
South Park Drive-in and Shopping Center circa 1980.
2/17/21 - added link to online book
"Guns At The Forks" by Walter O'Meara.
2/16/21 - added page for
Page's Dairy, or "Country Belle," on Saw Mill Run Boulevard (1938-1975).
2/15/21 - added photo of the
Fort Pitt Bridge under construction in 1958.
2/14/21 - added
April 2, 1940 newspaper ad announcing start of PCC trolley service in Brookline.
2/14/21 - added
Pittsburgh Press special features on streamline trolley cars from 1937 and 1940.
2/10/21 - added page for the
Pittsburgh Stock Exchange (1894-1974).
2/9/21 - added
Allegheny County Population Totals By Muncipality (1860-1870).
2/8/21 - added page for
Pig Hill, or Rialto Street, in the Troy Hill neighborhood.
2/3/21 - updated page on the
Brookline Boulevard in 1933.
1/27/21 - updated page on the
Mayors of Pittsburgh.
1/26/21 - added
map showing the original 1876 boundaries of West Liberty Borough.
1/23/21 - added photo of
Kunkel's Tavern in Overbrook (circa 1936).
1/19/21 - added
map showing the original ten landowners of present-day Brookline property.
1/16/21 - added list of
280 Street Railways that made up Pittsburgh Railways Company as of 1906.
1/15/21 - updated the
History of Trolleys in Brookline (1905-1966).
1/14/21 - updated page on
Pittsburgh's Coca-Cola Clock.

... 2020 ...

Brookline Boulevard - December 16, 2020
Brookline Boulevard on December 16, 2020 in the midst of a twelve inch snowfall.

12/24/20 - added article on the opening of the Charleroi Short Line Railway on September 28, 1903.
12/24/20 - added page on the
Hotel Carlton House (1952-1980).
12/22/20 - added photos from the
Independence Day celebration on July 4, 1911.
12/20/20 - added
1920 Resurrection Elementary 5th Grade class photo.
12/20/20 - added
1920 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
12/19/20 - added photo of the home at
1136 Chelton Avenue in the early 1950s.
12/19/20 - added Girl Scout Golden Eaglet
Mary Ann Rhodes to the Brookline Personalities page.
12/17/20 - added a short story on
James P. and Ruth C. Mullen to the Brookline War Memorial page.
12/17/20 - added photo of
Girl Scouts from Resurrection Church at Camp Redwing in July 1936.
12/17/20 - added
1932 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
12/17/20 - added
1940 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
12/17/20 - added photo of the
Resurrection Church Altar Boys in 1940.
12/16/20 - added photo of the
Brookline firefighters along Brookline Boulevard in 1911.
12/15/20 - added photo of the
A&P Supermarket at 890 Saw Mill Run Boulevard on May 12, 1938.
12/12/20 - added photo of the
Pioneer Avenue under construction on February 28, 1924.
12/12/20 - added information on the
Kund and Eiben Incline (1915-1929), along the Brookline border.
11/29/20 - added pictures of
Dapper Dan Roundball practice at Resurrection gym on March 31, 1977.
11/29/20 - updated page on the
Pittsburgh Press, adding 1928 informational booklet on press building.
11/29/20 - updated page on the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
11/20/20 - added
1972 Brookline Elementary 3rd Grade class photo.
11/19/20 - added
map of Resurrection Parish Territorial Districts in 1954.
11/16/20 - added photo of
the afternoon sun casting long shadows along Merrick Avenue.
11/12/20 - added photo of
A. D. Motor Company - Studebaker on West Liberty Avenue, circa 1953.
11/11/20 - Veteran's Day 2020 was proclaimed
"Dan McKeever Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
10/30/20 - added information on the
Bellevue and Davis Island Incline (1887-1892).
10/24/20 - added photo of the
home at 1631 Bellaire Place in the early 1960s.
10/20/20 - added photo of the
Duquesne Bluff covered in billboards on July 13, 1921.

Brookline Boulevard - October 14, 2020
A bird's-eye view of Brookline Boulevard on October 14, 2020.

10/11/20 - added May 8, 1929 Press article about Brookline School custodian David T. Moore.
10/9/20 - added current photo of
Washington's Landing, or Herr's Island.
10/3/20 - added booklet issued at the
dedication of the Resurrection Activities Center in 1965.
10/3/20 - added bulletin issued at the
dedication of the Resurrection Middle School in 1957.
10/3/20 - added photos showing the
Resurrection Middle School/Activities Center before demolition.
9/29/20 - added two photos of the
Seldom Seen Arch.
9/23/20 - added photo of the
full moon over the Duquesne Incline on September 21, 2020.
9/22/20 - added illustration of the
Jones and Laughlin Coal Incline at 31st Street in 1876.
9/22/20 - added illustration of the
Pittsburgh & Castle Shannon Plane along Carson Street in 1875.
9/17/20 - added photo of
Saw Mill Run Boulevard from above on September 15, 2020.
9/16/20 - added photo of a
vintage early-70s Brookline Boxing Club jacket.
9/14/20 - added video link to the
Our Lady of Loreto Mass of Farewell - August 30, 2020.
9/12/20 - added photo of the
Knoxville, Keeling Coal and Mount Oliver Inclines (circa 1910).
9/10/20 - added photo of the
Route 51/Route 88 intersection on June 19, 1931.
9/4/20 - added
Alexander Fisher as the 98th Eagle Scout from Resurrection's Troop #6.
8/31/20 - added page on
Denny Park, or Snyder Square, Pittsburgh's first fairgrounds.
8/30/20 - "Mass of Farewell" held at
Our Lady of Loreto, the final church service before closing.
8/30/20 - added page on the
30th Street (Herr's Island) Bridge.
8/24/20 - added photos of the
Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile in Brookline on August 24, 2020.
8/23/20 - updated page on
Herr's Island/Washington's Landing.
8/21/20 - added
1962 West Liberty Elementary 3rd Grade class photo.
8/21/20 - added photo of the
1962 West Liberty School Crossing Guards.
8/17/20 - added page on the
installation of a flag drop box on Brookline Boulevard.
8/16/20 - added
Real Estate Advertisement from July 23, 1905.
8/4/20 - added the
Pittsburgh & Castle Shannon Railroad 1882 yearly financial report..
8/3/20 - added information on the
opening of the Charleroi Short Line Electric Railway in 1903.

South Hills Junction - 1904
South Hills Junction in 1904 as seen from the P&CSRR tracks just below Warrington Avenue.

7/28/20 - added image of a vintage Pittsburgh Hokey Man in 1916.
7/21/20 - added photo of the
Haas Estate, circa 1923, at West Liberty and Curran Hill Avenues.
7/9/20 - added photo of the
Monongahela riverfront in downtown Pittsburgh (circa 1890).
7/1/20 - added photo of a
St. Justin football game at Moore Park in November 1942.
6/27/20 - added sports journalist
Bill Currie to the Brookline Personalities page.
6/25/20 - added
1970 Brookline Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
6/18/20 - added photo of the
"Pittsburgh Recollections" mural in the Gateway Center "T" Station.
6/15/20 - added photo of the
1974-1975 Resurrection Raider Cheerleaders.
6/14/20 - updated the
History of Resurrection Parish.
6/14/20 - updated page on
Post-Gazette sportswriter Dan McGibbeny.
6/12/20 - added photo of the
flag raising and dedication of Brookline Park on June 29, 1947.
6/10/20 - added
Pittsburgh Railways Route Map from 1954.
6/9/20 - added photo of the
Pirates 1979 World Series victory celebration at Market Square.
6/6/20 - added page to highlight several of the
Brookline Connection Special Features.
6/1/20 - added page on the
Brilliant Cutoff Viaduct and Silver Lake, along Washington Boulevard.
5/31/20 - added page on the
LST-325 visit to Pittsburgh in September 2015.
5/30/20 - added photo of a
double rainbow over Pittsburgh on May 29, 2020.
5/29/20 - added photo of the
merry-go-round at Moore Park in 1978.
5/28/20 - added photo from the
1960 Independence Day Festival at Moore Park.
5/28/20 - added photo of
long-time Recreation Center Director Chuck Senft.
5/22/20 - added a special presentation on the
Pittsburgh City Title Series (1932-1939), held between the University of Pittsburgh, University of Duquesne and Carnegie Technical Institute football teams.
5/21/20 - added image of a
trolley passenger counter.
5/12/20 - added
1968 West Liberty Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
5/11/20 - added
map showing the boundaries of the Fisher Farm (1846-1905).
5/6/20 - added photo of
Captain James Hughes vintage Engine House #57 helmet.
5/6/20 - added
1982-83 Resurrection Varsity Basketball team photo.
5/1/20 - added special feature:
301 Vintage Brookline/Pittsburgh Photos In Living Color.

Resurrection 8th Grade class - 1934
The eighth grade class at Resurrection School in 1934.

4/30/20 - added 1934 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
4/29/20 - added names to photo of a
1975 Resurrection Elementary 5th Grade class photo.
4/27/20 - added photo of the
1978 St. Pius X Varsity football team.
4/14/20 - added page on
Schafer's Dairy (1885-1930) located at Timberland Avenue and Saw Mill Run.
4/12/20 - added photo of
Brookline Boulevard in August 1933.
4/11/20 - added page on the
Wenzel Farm (1850-1939) along Wenzell Avenue in Beechview.
4/11/20 - added
1976 Our Lady of Loreto 8th Grade class photo.
4/6/20 - added
1977 Resurrection Elementary 5th Grade class photo.
4/6/20 - added
1975 Resurrection Elementary 3rd Grade class photo.
4/6/20 - added
1979 Resurrection Elementary 7th Grade class photo.
4/4/20 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School Class Photos (1945-1966).
4/4/20 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1966 Clipper Yearbook.
4/3/20 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1967 Clipper Yearbook.
4/2/20 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1963 Clipper Yearbook.
4/1/20 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1964 Clipper Yearbook.
3/31/20 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1962 Clipper Yearbook.
3/30/20 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1965 Clipper Yearbook.
3/29/20 - added two photos of
Brentwood Motor Coach buses on the Brookline route in 1963.
3/21/20 - added photo of
Sunday School students performing a wedding at St. Mark Church in 1947.
3/20/20 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1978 Clipper Yearbook.
3/20/20 - added photo of
39-Brookline streetcar at the Brookline Loop.
3/15/20 - added page on the
Billy Sunday Pittsburgh Revival, an evangelical campaign begun in 1913.
3/10/20 - added
March 2020 to archive of Brookline Now, a community publication (2008-present).
3/9/20 - added photo of
the first floor of Hornes during the St. Patricks Day Flood in 1936.
3/7/20 - added an article on a
February 1941 armed round-up of stray dogs along Brookline Boulevard.
2/29/20 - added a story on the
family of Josef and Amalia Kapsch, early Brookline's homeowners.
2/28/20 - updated the short history of
Beechview, Beechwood and Orvilla.
2/20/20 - added article about
Daniel R. McKeever to the Brookline War Memorial page.
2/20/20 - added image of
Garofalo's Star Shoe Service and Sal's Barber Shop in 1965.

Freehold Real Estate Advertisement - October 17, 1905
This drawing appeared in a Freehold Real Estate Advertisement on October 17, 1905 depicting
workers installing the second track along West Liberty Avenue to Brookline.

2/15/20 - added 1978 Resurrection Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
2/10/20 - added several photos from 1934 to the page on
Library Road (Route 88).
2/9/20 - added image of
La Pizzeria Roma in 1984.
2/9/20 - added several images to the page on the
Blizzard of February 2010.
2/9/20 - added image of a
Altmar Street in 1952.
2/5/20 - added image of a
West Liberty School button from the West View Park picnic in 1910.
2/4/20 - added
1967 Carmalt Elementary 1st Grade class photo.
2/2/20 - added
1965 Carmalt Elementary 1st Grade class photo.
2/2/20 - updated page on
Carmalt Elementary school in 1937.
2/1/20 - added a photo of the
North Portals of the Liberty Tunnels in 1938.
2/1/20 - added a photo of
kids at play on Bellaire Place in July 1953.
1/26/20 - added
map of the Brookline area in 1862.
1/23/20 - added
Elizabeth Seton High School 1976 Clipper Yearbook.
1/23/20 - added article about
Jayson P. Ferns to the Brookline War Memorial page.
1/21/20 - added page for the
Blockinger's Boys and Mens Wear store in 1933.
1/21/20 - added page for the
Tic Toc Restaurant, located in Kaufmann's from 1955 to 2015.
1/21/20 - added June 30, 1977 journal clipping about the
Brookline Plumber and installed solar panels.
1/20/20 - added March 27, 1904, Pittsburgh Press full-page articles on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, the B&O Railroad, the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad and the Wabash Terminal Railway.
1/18/20 - added 1933 images of the
Brookline Theatre and the Boulevard Theatre.
1/17/20 - added newspaper clipping showing a
detailed version of the "1939 Moses Plan," the blueprint for Pittsburgh's Renaissance I urban renewal effort in the 1950s.
1/16/20 - updated page on
Exposition Park, home of the Pirates from 1891-1909.
1/15/20 - added page on the
many markets along Brookline Boulevard in 1933.
1/12/20 - updated article about
John R. O'Day on the Brookline War Memorial page.
1/10/20 - added
January 2020 to archive of Brookline Now, a community publication (2008-present).
1/8/20 - added page on the
Mount Washington Transit Tunnel (1902-present).
1/5/20 - added images of the
Keeling Coal Incline at the turn of the 20th century.

Joe Pepe - Fioris Pizza - 1979
A delightfully tasty era came to an end on December 31. 2019, when Giuseppe "Joe" Pepe retired
following forty years of making pizzas at Fiori's Pizzaria. Joe is shown here in 1979, shortly
after the now famous eatery debuted along Capital Avenue. Thanks for the memories!

... 2019 ...

12/31/19 - added page on the West Liberty Lumber Company (1911-1960).
12/30/19 - added page on the
Motor Transport Corps Transcontinental Convoy in Pittsburgh July 1919.
12/23/19 - updated page on the
Hendel, or "Skinny" Building, at Forbes and Wood Street downtown.
12/22/19 - added page for
Roslyn Place in Shadyside, Pittsburgh's only wooden street.
12/21/19 - added page on the
Shantytown along Liberty Avenue, at 17th Street, 1930-1934.
12/19/19 - added image of the
Knoxville Incline in 1896.
12/15/19 - added page on the
Zentgraf family of Champion Swimmers (1945-1957).
12/15/19 - added page on the
Moore Pool Swim Team and the Pittsburgh '100' Events (1949-1970).
12/6/19 - added images of Pittsburgh's Point in
1750 and 1762.
12/5/19 - added image of the
Monongahela Incline in the late 1880s.
12/2/19 - updated page on the
history of the Wabash Railroad Bridge.
12/1/19 - updated page on the
history of Iron and Steel in Pittsburgh.
11/30/19 - added page for the
Ship Cafe (1942-1954), billed as Pittsburgh's only floating saloon.
11/27/19 - added image of
Woodruff Street at Saw Mill Run Boulevard in August 1934.
11/27/19 - added image of the
West End Bypass hillside cut during construction in 1950.
11/27/19 - added image of the
Forbes Avenue exit from the Liberty Bridge in 1951.
11/27/19 - added image of the
South Portals of the Armstrong Tunnels in 1927.
11/27/19 - added artists
Robert Daley and Dino Guarino to the Brookline Personalities page.
11/18/19 - added
1973 Brookline Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
11/17/19 - added
1970 Brookline Elementary 5th Grade class photo.
11/17/19 - added
1967 West Liberty Elementary 3rd Grade class photo.
11/17/19 - added
1968 West Liberty Elementary 4th Grade class photo.
11/15/19 - added
article detailing the annexation of West Liberty Borough on January 6, 1908.
11/15/19 - added
article detailing the sale of ten farms on March 12, 1905, the Birth of Brookline.
11/14/19 - added pioneer settlers
Joseph Hughey and family to page on Brookline Personalities.
11/11/19 - added photo of the
Belle Isle Avenue Steps in September 1934.
11/11/19 - added photo of
tool sheds behind the Brookline firehouse in 1934.
11/11/19 - added several photos to
Random Street Scenes 1 and Random Street Scenes 2.

Fred Doerzbacher's Garage - 08/14/34
This garage along Lariat Way, shown in 1934, was owned by Fred Doerzbacher, the original Brookline Plumber.
The business began in 1905 out of this garage behind Doerzbacher's Bay Ridge home.

11/10/19 - added several photos of the Liberty Bridge under construction to the bridge history page.
11/9/19 - added
November 2019 to archive of Brookline Now, a community publication (2008-present).
11/9/19 - added pioneer settler
David Hunter to page on Brookline Personalities.
11/4/19 - updated page on the
Great Brookline Public Spring.
10/28/19 - added
1969 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade class photos.
10/21/19 - added photo of
1966 Our Lady of Loreto 2nd Grade Communion photo.
10/4/19 - added photos from the
1968 Pushball Championship Game at Moore Park.
10/2/19 - added
Brookline Knights 2019 Team Photos to the Team Photo Gallery.
9/27/19 - added photos from the
1968 Maury Wills Baseball Camp at Moore Park.
9/24/19 - added
1975 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
9/19/19 - added photos from the
1969 Punt, Pass and Kick Competition at Moore Park.
9/19/19 - added
1985 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
9/19/19 - added
1974 Resurrection Boys CYO Basketball team.
9/19/19 - added
1971 Resurrection Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
9/19/19 - added
1965 Resurrection 2nd Grade Communion photo.
9/19/19 - added
1963 Carmalt Elementary kindergarten class photo.
9/18/19 - added photo of the
Liberty Bridge on April 30, 1937.
9/15/19 - added
new image from 1939 to the history of the Liberty Tunnels/Bridge.
9/14/19 - added new photos to the page on the
Connie Hawkins Basketball Camp in the Summer of 1969.
9/12/19 - added two new photos from 1926 to
Random Photos of West Liberty Avenue.
9/11/19 - added several photos from 1933 to
Random Photos of Brookline Boulevard.
9/11/19 - added three photos to page on
Queensboro Avenue in 1933.
9/11/19 - added
September 2019 to archive of Brookline Now, a community publication (2008-present).
9/10/19 - added
Pittsburgh Press article on Beinhauer Funeral Home fire - September 4, 1952.
9/8/19 - updated page on
Brookline Boulevard in January 1933 with several new photos.
9/7/19 - updated article about
Joseph P. Caldwell on the Brookline War Memorial page.
9/7/19 - updated article about
Ernest M. Galko on the Brookline War Memorial page.
9/7/19 - updated article about
Bruno P. Riccardi on the Brookline War Memorial page.
9/4/19 - updated article about
Richard J. Welsh on the Brookline War Memorial page.
9/2/19 - added page for the
dedication of the Brookline Honor Roll memorial plaque on August 31.

Honor Roll Dedication - 8/31/19
The Brookline Honor Roll memorial plaque was dedicated at the Cannon on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

8/28/19 - added link to Jake Zucco's Electric National Anthem at the Moore Park Festival.
8/27/19 - added picture of
Matthews Bronze Division Headquarters - circa 1948.
8/26/19 - added page for the
Moore Park 80th Anniversary Celebration with over 180 photos.
8/24/19 - added
1972 West Liberty Elementary 3rd Grade class photo.
8/21/19 - added photo of old
Pittsburgh Railways right-of-way at Shawhan Avenue in July 1935.
8/21/19 - added several photos to
Random Street Scenes 1 and Random Street Scenes 2.
8/20/19 - added several photos to the page on
Sussex Avenue in 1933.
8/20/19 - added page showing
sewer construction along Sussex Avenue in 1921.
8/20/19 - updated article about
Bernard J. Boyle on the Brookline War Memorial page.
8/16/19 - added photos of the
2019 Citiparks Field Day Champions the Brookline Recreation Center!
8/11/19 - added link to
photos from the 38th Brookline Breeze and photos of the winners.
8/10/19 - updated page for the
Brookline Breeze. Congratulations to 5K winners Ethan Hermann and Jessica Uhrin. Click here for Complete Race Results, courtesy of www.runhigh.com.
8/9/19 - updated article about
Gerald B. Fagan on the Brookline War Memorial page.
8/9/19 - updated page for the 2019 Brookline Pony, Colt and Super Colt League teams, and the 12U Girls and 15U Girls Slo-Pitch teams, all winners of the coveted
Mayor's Cup Championship at PNC Park.
8/4/19 - updated the history of
Joseph F. Moore Park.
7/30/19 - added
1972 West Liberty Elementary 8th Grade class photo.
7/30/19 - added
1969 West Liberty Elementary 5th Grade class photo.
7/30/19 - added
1964 West Liberty Elementary Kindergarten class photo.
7/29/19 - added the
1979 Brookline Mobil Little League girls team photo to the Brookline Little League Team Photo Gallery.
7/23/19 - updated page on
Chuck Senft, former Director of the Brookline Recreation Center.
7/23/19 - updated page on the
Brookline Boxing Club, otherwise known as "Charlie's Angels."
7/22/19 - added article about
Arthur B. Staniland to the Brookline War Memorial page.
7/21/19 - added article about
John L. Steffy to the Brookline War Memorial page.
7/19/19 - added two images of Altmar Street to
Random Brookline Street Scenes 1.
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 - added
July 2019 to 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 article about
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 article about
Paul M. Tobin to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/8/19 - added article about
John F. Doyle Jr to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/7/19 - added article about
Bruce H. Bracey to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/5/19 - added article about
Robert F. Heil to the Brookline War Memorial page.
3/5/19 - added article about
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 article about
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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