Thursday, February 28, 2019

Royal Way

Royal Way on the UofS campus a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Jersey Central Freight Station

The Jersey Central freight station on West Lackawanna Avenue last Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Delaware-Lackawanna 2452

DL 2452 in the State Office Building parking lot on Saturday afternoon.

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Garden: A Mediterranean Restaurant

The Garden Restaurant, 116 North Washington Avenue is planning a soft opening tomorrow, with the formal opening set for Friday. Hope this lasts longer than the Belmont in this space. We'll have to check it out soon.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

St Peter's Cathedral

St Peter's Cathedral on Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton last Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Abby Avenue

Looking west on the Abby Avenue bridge last spring. The West Side Market tower is in the center.

Lorain Avenue

Lorain Avenue looking east from the 3100 block, last fall. In the distance the West Side Market tower can be seen on the left, with the United Building on the right.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Washington's Birthday

George Washington on the cover of Literary Digest, February 22, 1930.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

River Street

River Street, looking west from Crown Avenue last Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Scranton Times

The Scranton Times building on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

St Luke's Episcopal Church at 232 Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton, yesterday afternoon.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Cleveland Police

Third District police car, from last spring.

Reading 467

Reading 467 at Steamtown last spring.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Cleveland Skyline

Looking north along West 3rd Street last spring.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wyoming Avenue

Looking north in the 100 block of Wyoming Avenue on Saturday Afternoon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

Happy Abraham Lincoln's Birthday!
From Motion Picture News, January 23, 1926.
Thw Abraham Lincoln monument in Nay Aug Park, froma few years back.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Anthracite Hi-Railers

The Anthracite Hi-Railers were set up again at the Steamtown Mall, they'll be open again next Saturday as well. The layout changes a bit each time we see it, and there's usually some different equipment running as well.

Sunday, February 10, 2019


A COLTS bus at the TC yesterday.

Lackawanna Avenue

A couple views of Lackawanna Avenue, from the 400 block yesterday afternoon.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Loew's State & Ohio Theatres Close

50 years ago today, Loew's State and Ohio closed. Few thought they would ever re-open. A couple years later a grassroots effort led by Ray Shepardson and a handful of others saved them.
 From The Plain Dealer, February 9, 1969.
From The Plain Dealer, February 4, 1969.
 Both Star! and Zebra started off well, but slumped badly as the weeks wore on. From Box Office, February 10, 1969.
From Box Office, February 17, 1969. The future of the two Loew houses didn't look too bright.

The Playhouse Square Association struggled in the early years. From the Plain Dealer, February 7, 1972. The conventional wisdom at the time was that no one will come downtown for shows anymore.
 From The Cleveland Press, May 25, 1972.
From the Plain Dealer, September 9, 1972.
From the Plain Dealer, December 23, 1972.

We started work the day after Christmas, cleaning up debris in the Loew houses, more on that here.

On April 18, 1973 Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opened. We had hoped it would run for a month, it ran for over two years.