Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

chucka

Braddock, PA

8 posts in this topic

I went on a tour of Braddock with Mayor John Fetterman. Our group learned so much on urban decay. Additionally, the implications of the Mon/Fayette Expressway were also covered. Here is an article about Braddock that was printed in the City Paper a few months ago: A Call to Arms

Braddock Library

n14207433_31773497_2620.jpg

Old Church Fetterman bought and is using as a public space.

n14207433_31773500_3512.jpg

Inside:

n14207433_31773498_2917.jpg

n14207433_31773499_3205.jpg

Mayor Fetterman and a building left for decay

n14207433_31773501_3821.jpg

n14207433_31773502_4102.jpg

Mon/Fayette path:

n14207433_31773503_4394.jpg

n14207433_31773507_5481.jpg

n14207433_31773510_6321.jpg

Edgar Thomson Works

n14207433_31773511_6590.jpg

n14207433_31773512_6868.jpg

Newly built housing. They are being sold for $50,000, far less than the price of construction.

n14207433_31773513_7158.jpg

n14207433_31773514_7442.jpg

Mayor Fetterman's house (notice the shipping containers on top)

n14207433_31773515_7728.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Braddock and most of the mon valley is in a very bad deteriorating condition. I have lived in clairton for over 10 years and I don't see how the town could ever go back to the way it was in the 1950s when it was a thriving area.

I guess the same could be said for duquesne/glassport/mckeesport/braddock/homestead.

On a side note, I love that mayor's house. Shipping containers! hardcore!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doesn't this prove the point that government needs to be consolidated? These small towns can not support themselves as entities anymore. It's sad, but it is reality. Most of these towns were founded on mills that are no longer there. I think if these places were to consolidate or perhaps annex into the city they would at least have a stronger identity and a chance to be a new neighborhood. I think the same applies to Wilkinsburg that now wants city services, but still remains seperate. I welcome them in, and say stand up and be counted!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Doesn't this prove the point that government needs to be consolidated? These small towns can not support themselves as entities anymore. It's sad, but it is reality. Most of these towns were founded on mills that are no longer there. I think if these places were to consolidate or perhaps annex into the city they would at least have a stronger identity and a chance to be a new neighborhood. I think the same applies to Wilkinsburg that now wants city services, but still remains seperate. I welcome them in, and say stand up and be counted!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You know... there are plenty of new/renovated residences popping up all over the city... there's more than one way to consolidate.

The enclaves that don't want to consolidate, they're only going to get left behind in the end. The city has large economies of scale on it's side... I like what I'm seeing with Pittsburgh reselling things like garbage collection to these townships that can't afford to do it on their own anymore. Eventually it will get to a point where the only function of these local governments will be to set and collect taxes to pay for city of Pittsburgh services. And at that point if they think that they can get a cheaper rate than the residents of the city, they'll be kidding themselves.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Neat pictures. There are some cool buildings in Braddock, they just need some work to be beautiful again.

Thanks also for the article. Just goes to show what a mess the Mon-Fayette expressway is making before it's even been built! This bit in particular interests me:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There are some cool buildings in Braddock, they just need some work to be beautiful again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Neat pictures. There are some cool buildings in Braddock, they just need some work to be beautiful again.

Thanks also for the article. Just goes to show what a mess the Mon-Fayette expressway is making before it's even been built! This bit in particular interests me:

I really wish the turnpike administration would listen to things like this. But I know they aren't listening. I emailed them not long ago expressing my deep concern about the project, and they wrote back basically saying "We know what's best." <_<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.