Saturday, June 27, 2009

615 Herron Ave. 01-25-1954

As with a lot of the old Hill these buildings ain't around anymore.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Granada Face-Lift underway

One of the lead pieces today in the Trib was regarding the first steps of returning the historic New Granada Theater back to its old Glory. As the piece states no one is really sure what the final project will come out looking like (and given it's 10 year time frame, what does it really matter at this point?), but it is very nice to know they aren't knocking the place down.

Via [Pittsburgh Tribune Review]

Monday, February 9, 2009

Hey, Remember This?

Here's a little Steelers' nostalgia for ya. I could watch this video of Bettis running over Brian Urlacher 1,546 times in a row. If there were only enough hours in the day. Enjoy!

..ahh the memories

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


2001Centre, originally uploaded by HokieBurgh.

Here's a picture along Centre in the Hill district from 1954. Notice the New Granada Theater toting that they have air conditioning. Needless to say this corner was in a lot better shape back then than it is now.

Centre and Devilliers Street modern day

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


906Forbes, originally uploaded by HokieBurgh.

Here's a shot of Forbes Ave (Forbes St. at the time) from 1952. It looks into town, toward the courthouse/old jail. These days you can also see Oxford center (view below). The building on the left no longer exists, all that remains these days is a retaining wall. Look closely on the window of the building to the left, it appears to say .....Trouser Co. What a tremendous and forgotten word.

Modern Street View

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Old Pittsburgh Sports #2: Neil O'Mullet in '92

NeilOdonnell92, originally uploaded by HokieBurgh.

Look closely and you'll see Neil's ape-drape. Something that awesome almost makes up for the two picks in the Super Bowl.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Old Pittsburgh Sports #1 - Tunch Ilkin 1988

Tunch89front, originally uploaded by HokieBurgh.

This whole thing started around a box of old pictures in my basement, but I've decided to extend things seeing that I have an equally deep collection of old baseball/football cards in my bedroom. Pittsburgh is nothing without its sports franchises, and man do I have some interesting stuff in my archives (read shoe boxes).

So here is a first installment of Old Pittsburgh sports....we know and love Tunch for his insightful gameday analysis, but less we forget he was a pro-bowl O-Tackle for the 'Lers in the 1980s. Link to his career stats after the jump.

Tunch @ Pro Football Reference