Friday, July 21, 2017

New Bus Station

Some buses at the new bus station from last weekend.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

1929 Ford

We saw this 1929 Ford while walking down the street the other day.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lackawanna County Courthouse

Lackawanna County Courthouse on a Saturday morning, a couple weeks ago.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Roaring Brook

Roaring Brook, looking downstream from the Cedar Avenue bridge last Saturday afternoon.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Scranton Iron Furnaces

The Scranton Iron Furnaces om a warm July afternoon.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue bridge, from last weekend. The new bridge is under construction at the bottom.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Plaza Apartments

The Plaza on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland. This was once where most of Cleveland's hipsters lived back in the 70's and 80's. We lived here for a couple years a long time ago.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Oversize Load

We saw more of those large modules bound for the new Jessup power plant the other day. Some were along Ridge Row, others in the yard.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 76 departing Steamtown last Saturday afternoon. The Electric City Trolley Museum excursions run Thursdays through Sundays at 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stone Rat

Stone rat next to the entrance of the Hermit Club on Dodge Court behind Loew's State and Ohio theatres.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Baldwin Locomotive Works 26

A few views of BLW 26 from last Saturday. 26 seems to have recovered from the derailment a few weeks ago.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Harrison Avenue Bridge Project

A few views of the ongoing Harrison Avenue bridge replacement project from last Saturday.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Blessed Sacrament

Blessed Sacrament school and church, 3381-3389 Fulton Road, from a couple weeks ago.
From the Catholic Universe Bulletin, December 17, 1937.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Terminal Tower

Cleveland's Terminal Tower, once home to Cleveland Union Terminal, from a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Norfolk Southern 9169

Norfolk Southern 9169 heading east along Cleveland's lakefront, from a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Loew's Ohio Theatre

We stopped by Loew's Ohio a couple weeks ago to see the new lobby. Needless to say the new lobby is quite spectacular and is a vast improvement over the two previous versions. The original lobby was destroyed by a fire in the candy stand on July 5, 1964. That lobby was subsequently replaced by a more modern lobby later that year. The 1964 lobby was replaced by a new lobby in 1982. A couple years ago it was decided to replace the modern lobby with a recreated version of the original lobby. This is a major contrast to what the Ohio was like 40 plus years ago. The Ohio used to leak like a sieve every time it rained, despite our continuous roof patching.  I can still remember the cold musty lobby of the 70's. Old ceiling tiles on the floor, the echo of footsteps in the dark. The Ohio was a spooky place back then, and it's good to see it in use today.
For contrast compare this circa 1980 photo of the grand stairs with the photo above that one, (photo from the Playhouse Square Archives).

 For a look at the disastrous 1964 fire see here.
An extensive look at the history of Loew's Ohio can be found here.