"The Endness Street steps are visible if you look directly above the man standing near Saw Mill Run. These were wood then, but were replaced by concrete steps in the late '40s. They are (mostly) still there in 2023."
"Just went down these steps today. (They're closed but I was able to make it all the way thanks to a board someone put in.) They are concrete now and are in rough condition. The "now" photo is what you see across Kilbourne St. when you get to the bottom."
"These are the Diana Street steps."
"These steps are called St. Michael Street, presumably named after St. Michael's Church at the bottom."
"omg it does say that.
Please ignore me. "
"I believe this photo should say "looking North." From the vantage of this photo, if we were facing West, there would be no bridge in the background. "
"Directly next door to this site today (4331 Andover Terrace) is a split-level home built by Robert Lavelle, a prominent Black realtor in Pittsburgh beginning in the 1950s. Lavelle did a great deal to advance opportunities for home ownership for Black Pittsburghers when white-owned banks and realtors would not sell them homes."
"I live in the second building on the right. "
"This movie theater was the big thing for a lot of Bloomfield residents. In my era the late 1970’s throughout the 1980’s & into the low 1990’s was so much fun. My good friends and I would visit this theater on many a Friday or Saturday night and see all the latest films. Also above the movie theater was a few classrooms 4th & 5th grades from the Church & grade school Immaculate Conception. I believe the door on the right on the bottom picture was where we would exit the building once our school day was over. It was either or door not sure really . It was a long time ago. lol 40+ years. "
"Those trees on the left side of the sidewalk were long gone by the time the bottom picture was taken. Time has a way of reclaiming things that tend to be precious to some! "
"So many times I’ve driven or walked up this part of Liberty avenue from 1980’s/90’s during my teenage years. "
"Very hard working men in these photos. "
"I actually walked across this bridge when I was younger. In the 1980’s before they shut it down to build the new bridge. Bloomfield has changed due to the local hospitals. Once it was predominantly an Italian dwelling but not so much these days. Diverse for sure. Not that Italian people aren’t cool . It’s just not so small town community anymore."
"You know it’s old when you see the horses. "
"Construction of Highland Reservoir Number 2."
"Looking SW from Aspenwall, across the Allegheny. Highland Reservior on horizon. Brilliant Pumping Station chimneys visible on left."
"Construction of Allegheny Lock/Dam No.2 can be seen in background, under bridge."
"The retaining wall on Itin is built from stones from the old Western Pennsylvania Penitentiary, which was torn down in 1886. The retaining wall on Troy Hill Road is built from stones from the old Western Pennsylvania Penitentiary as well. The original Western Penitentiary was completed in 1825 and was built in the Allegheny Commons area. A plaque marking the site is in the eagle enclosure at the National Aviary. In 1882, a new prison was built along the Ohio River, where it remains."