Pittsburgh Then and Now
East Street Valley

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Suburbanites easily zip in and out of the city on the Parkway North, and in doing so they pass through a valley that was once home to thousands of people and hundreds of businesses. Most of the East Street Valley neighborhood was demolished to make way for six lanes of traffic. Only the domed St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church remains.

(January 15, 1974 image from Post-Gazette archives; contemporary photograph by Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette.)

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