Tuesday, December 31, 2019

CSX 7764

CSX 7764 at North East Penna., back in October.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Lackawanna Avenue Clock

Monthly reminder that the clock in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue is still not working. It's been out of service for about two years that I know of, possibly longer. The City clearly doesn't care about this, that loser Andy Mehalshick of WBRE-TVs I-Team  blocked me on Twitter when I asked him about this, what a creep. This clock is somewhat symbolic about the situation the city is in, the elected officials are all out for themselves, could care less about this clock, they're not collecting any "campaign contributions" from this. New Mayor/Crook takes office next week, I doubt if anything in this corrupt town will change.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Baptist Temple

Baptist Temple at 208 Market Street. Warren, Penna., last October. The Faith Fellowship Church of God currently occupies the building.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Track Equipment

Tracklaying equipment along Ridge Row a few weeks ago.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Delaware-Lackawanna 2423

DL 2423 at Steamtown a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Steamtown Mall

The Steamtown Mall was a lot more crowded this season than last. While it's not like the halcyon days of the 90's, it sure isn't the ghost town it was a few years ago.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody!
Exhibitors Trade Review, December 27, 1924.
Plain Dealer, December 25, 1932.
From Motion Picture Herald, July 5, 1947.
A South Scranton house.
Lackawanna County Courthouse.
Lackawanna Station.
Albee's Christmas Greeting, Variety, December 29, 1922.
Playhouse Square, 1934, from the Cleveland Public Library (CP06390).

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Nativity Scene

Nativity scene at the U of S a couple weeks ago.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Sterling & Welch

Sterling & Welch ad from the Plain Dealer, December 6, 1936.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

St. John's Church

St. John's on William Street in downtown Pittston a couple months ago.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

DeNaples Center

The DeNaples Center at the UofS last week.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Delaware-Lackawanna 2403

DL 2403 behind the TC on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Tommy's Restaurant

Tommy's Restaurant, 1824 Coventry Road, Cleveland Hts, Ohio, always a great place for lunch. It's been here for around for almost 50 years, at the center of Coventry Village.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Lake Shore Railway 1950

Lake Shore Railway 1950 at North East Penna., last October.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Jersey Central 1554

CNJ 1554 at Steamtown on Saturday afternoon.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Festival of Trees

We stopped by the Festival of Trees at the Steamtown Mall over the weekend. It would be nice if the carts weren't blocking the view of some of the trees, this happened last year as well.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

End of the Miles Theatre

The Miles Theatre opened at 2071 East 9th Street to much fanfare on October 26, 1913, less attention was payed at the end. C.F. Miles thought he was another Albee, he wasn't, the theatre had a number of names over the years, Miles, Columbia, Federal, and eventually the Carter. I missed it's passing by a week.
From the Plain Dealer, December 8, 1959.
Miles/Carter Theatre, mid - 1930's, photographer unknown.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Step Falls

Step Falls from the Harrison Avenue Bridge last Sunday afternoon.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Icy Sidewalks

Icy sidewalks on the Harrison Avenue Bridge. The City of Scranton hold pedestrians in contempt, every winter city owned sidewalks around the city are usually covered with snow and ice, at the same time city officials are on telly threatening homeowners with fines for not clearing walks, but they don't have to follow their own rules. The most dangerous walks to walk upon are on the bridges, forcing pedestrians to dodge cars in the streets. When there's a heavy snowfall the city plows snow onto the walks, effectively closing off the sidewalks for pedestrians.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue Bridge on Sunday afternoon.