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Friday, March 8, 2013

A depression era relief work program.

Canonsburg's Town Park Pool - 1935

The below picture from a Saturday edition of the Daily Notes shows the work-in-process of Washington County's largest  depression era relief work project.

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After being delayed several times, the pool would have a July 4th Grand Opening  with an  adult admission price of 25 cents...

When the pool opened, it was so popular that the owner of a local shop, Gibson's Men's Store, set up a stand in the Town Park that sold and even rented bathing suits, swim caps and rubber beach balls

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Canonsburg Business District

(Then and Now)

These two picture contrast a 1952 and a circa 2000's view of a part of downtown Canonsburg 

Both views seen here are from a vantage point looking west from a point near the middle of the first block of East Pike Street.  The only things remaining and in common are the two anchoring (Morgan and CTB/Mellon) buildings located on the southern corners of the intersection of Pike S.and North Central Ave. 

The Beedle's Alhambra movie theater seen on the left of  the 1952 view was one of two available movie theaters of the time.  Admission prices of the day were 16ȼ for the Alhambra was and 12ȼ for the Continental...

Pictures from Jim Herron's Collection