Thursday, March 10, 2016

McKeesport Vernacular

"A district of wooden two-story, two and three bay gable workers' homes east of Walnut St. on Penny Ave., Ninth Ave., Jenny Lind Ave., Olive St. and Grant St. in the Second Ward is worthy of note. These simple, rapidly deteriorating structures deserve attention as a group; their number and age (c. 1880) make them valuable." -- PHLF McKeesport Historic Building Survey (1981).

Photographed 30 years later, in 2011. Today, those that still stand are often in a state of complete abandonment and decay.

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