Proposed Recreation Building - 1962

Picture of artists conception of new recreation center for upper
 level, 1962.

This 1962 drawing shows an artist's conception of what the old recreation building would have looked like had it been built. It was to be constructed on the hillside below Breining Street.

This large state-of-the-art facility would have housed receptions, dances, meetings, and many other activities. The construction of this Recreation Center was the goal of the Community Center Association when it originally purchased the 20-acre Anderson Farm in 1945.

Due to a lack of funding, the structure was never erected, with the exception of the foundation, which became known as the "blockhouse". Instead of this fine looking structure, today we have the equally impressive Brookline Memorial Recreation Center building, erected in 1970 by the City of Pittsburgh.

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