Many of us remember the feeling - you are traveling south on Main Street in Monongahela trying to get to Charleroi for an appointment. You are a few minutes late but if all the green lights through town are in sync you might just arrive on time. You approach 4th Street and YESSS, you just... Continue Reading →
Many people in town have been concerned about the deterioration of the former American Legion Frank Downer Post building at 248 West Main Street. The first three photos below were taken in 2015 showing a huge gash in the roof resulting in water flooding the interior of the building every time it rained. Thankfully the... Continue Reading →
One of the people I follow on Flickr recently posted a photo (click here to view it) of the interior of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church of Duquesne PA in its ruined state. It's hard to believe that anybody would abandon such a grand building and let it deteriorate. This is the story of what happened. Holy... Continue Reading →
Anybody living in the Monongahela area is familiar with the beautiful Transfiguration church (now named St. Damien of Molokai) located on West Main Street. I knew that an earlier church building once stood on this site but I never had seen any pictures of it so I was thrilled to discover this photo of the... Continue Reading →
I found this pin tray on eBay depicting Lincoln School the other day. Funny but I couldn't find any photos of Lincoln School online. (Let me know if you have any you would like me to post.) Lincoln School built in 1908 was a handsome building located between Lincoln and Thomas Streets in Monongahela. Many... Continue Reading →
Found an old postcard of the Devore building at 437 West Main Street. Back then it was known as Gertrude Apartments. The building is instantly recognizable and looks great for being over 100 years old.
I came across this old post card featuring Chess Park. This image was taken from the northeast corner looking west: The postcard wasn't dated but my guess is that the picture was taken around 1900. I thought it would be fun to compare that image with what the park looks like today from the same... Continue Reading →