Salvage & Storage Company

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View of Salvage & Storage Co. with many broken windows caused by the 33rd Street Sewer Explosion. A sign out front reads "Good news for you Mrs. Housewife: Our Resident Wagons will Collect your Old Newspapers, Magazines, Rags, Rubber, Etc. - and give you in exchange valuable household necessities." A sign on the other end of the building has a similar message addressed to "Mr. Businessman."
November 26th, 1913
Location
Lawrenceville
Address
Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection
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Source
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection, 1901-2002, AIS.1971.05, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh Original URL
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Identifier
715.133764.CP
Rights
Public Domain - Anybody may use this photo for any purpose
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  • Jonathan about 10 years ago

    Here is a map showing the Salvage & Storage Company site:
    http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-...

  • Matt about 10 years ago

    Seemed a pretty ostentatious address for a rag and bone operation... Wondering about it's previous use, I found it listed as the Power House for the Citizen's Traction Company 13 years earlier... http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-...

    So are the current power substation on the site and the current scrap yard across the street legacies of these businesses?

  • Jonathan about 10 years ago

    I would guess so!

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