Monday, September 30, 2019


A DeLorean on display at the Steamtown Mall a couple weeks ago.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Byzantine Church at Mifflin & Linden streets in downtown Scranton, seen from the Lackawanna Avenue bridge.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Jersey Central Freight Station

The Jersey Central freight station last week.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Scranton Life

The Scranton Life building, 536 Spruce Street last Saturday morning.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Lackawanna Avenue Clock

Monthly reminder that the clock in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue is still 49 minutes fast. Also Andy Mehalshick of WBRE-TVs I-Team is a creep who blocked me on Twitter when I asked him about this! I guess there's no prepared statement for him to read, usually written by the politician he's supposedly investigating. (Clearly WBRE is not on our side).

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Central Expressway

Looks like the Central Expressway is returning to normal after five years of construction of the new Harrison Avenue bridge.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Lainie Hadden

Received word of Lainie Hadden's passing yesterday. She was the savior of the theatres, without her there would be no Playhouse Square. God bless her.
From CSU Alumnus, winter, 1974. This was in front of the State Theatre during the first "Winter of Brel."
From the Plain Dealer, June 3, 1972. This was the beginning of the Playhouse Square revival.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Delaware-Lackawanna 2045

DL 2045 on the Carbondale main, behind the new bus station, on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

St. Thomas Hall

St. Thomas Hall on the U of S campus is undergoing a face-lift,the old entrance doors are sealed up. All my classes were in this building, a long time ago.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Lackawanna E-8s

A couple views of Lackawanna 807 from July 1998. Wish they still had interesting visitors like this at Steamtown.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Harrison Avenue Bridge

The new Harrison Avenue Bridge last Sunday morning.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Grain on the Main

A few grain cars on the Lackawanna main, last Sunday near the Harrison Avenue bridge.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Old Crossbuck

An old crossbuck guarding the Laurel Line interchange track on Cedar Avenue.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Step Falls

Step Falls from the Harrison Avenue bridge on Sunday morning. Creek is low, not as much rain as a year ago.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue bridge yesterday morning.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

East 17th Street

Fish-eye view of Broadway Melody ballyhoo on East 17th, next to Loew's State, from Motion Picture News, April 27, 1929. on the right the Hawthorne Apartment building, 1818 E. 17th can be seen.  Also on the right can be seen the original Loew's State stage entrance which was razed in 1982 for the new stage house. I believe the Hawthorne was razed not long afterwards. Unsure why they chose 17th and not somewhere closer to the Stillman which was a couple blocks west of this location at 1111 Euclid Avenue for the bally photo.
Plat Book of The City of Cleveland, G.M. Hopkins Company, 1921, Volume 1, plate 2.
A few views along 17th from May 10, 2018. The red brick structure is Loew's State, the white terra-cotta structure is the RKO Palace and B.F. Keith Building.
About the only thing of interest I could find about the Hawthorne Apartments, from the Plain Dealer, May 26, 1910. This incident was eleven years before Loew's State opened.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Lehigh Valley 353

LV 353, a business car once used on the Lehigh Valley RR. at Steamtown last week.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Coney Island Lunch/Scranton Hobby

Two great places in Downtown Scranton, Coney Island Lunch is always a great spot for a bite. Scranton Hobby is always worth a visit. Make sure you check them out next time you're in town, 500 block Lackawanna Avenue.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11, 2001

I'll never forget that day.
October 27, 2001

Renaissance Park

We stopped by Renaissance Park on Saturday morning, just before noon, again the park is locked up tight. It's a shame that the park service can't send someone over on the weekends to unlock this gate.  Maybe they should change the sign to reflect the park being closed on the weekends.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Scranton Iron Furnace

A view of the Iron Furnaces from Saturday morning.

Monday, September 9, 2019

South Side Skyline

Church of the Nativity as seen from the UofS campus a couple months ago.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Lackawanna Historical Society

The Lackawanna Historical Society at 232 Monroe Avenue, next to St. Thomas Hall, a great place to visit. They have a great research library in here, and the staff is very helpful.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Luzerne County Transit Authority

An LCTA bus on Lackawanna Avenue a couple months ago.

Allen Theatre

The Black Panther's Cub at the Allen, from the Plain Dealer, September 4, 1921.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Nickel Plate 514

NKP 514 at Steamtown back in July.