Tag Archives: Braddock

Unlike Pair

It is not unusual to see a pair of houses that were made the same placed next to one another.  In Braddock it is also not unusual to see one of the houses occupied and the other shuttered.  I cane … Continue reading

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On The Way Home

With the start of the new year I need to get working on my show in June. I have selected a number of prints to be in the show, and need to make others to evaluate. I normally make small … Continue reading

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By Itself

Braddock has numerous buildings that are scheduled for demolition, and of course no longer has numerous buildings that have been taken down. In this particular instance it appears that all has been removed around this building. Despite the look, I … Continue reading

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Where The Building Was

When I came upon this scene in Braddock I immediately thought of Magritte’s painting La trahison des images (The Treachery of Images), where he drew a picture of a pipe and included the text “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (“This … Continue reading

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Edgar Thomson Plant

Two blast furnaces are in operation at Edgar Thomson Plant, part of Mon Valley Works. Employing around 900 workers, it has an annual raw steel production capability of 2.9 million net tons. During its heyday it fueled the city with … Continue reading

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Fourth Street Market

There are not many places to purchase food in Braddock. One of two I came across was the Fourth Street Market, where I stopped in to purchase a bottle of water (very hot and humid day). I spoke with the … Continue reading

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Braddock Employment Training Center

One of the many things that happens when people go away is that the jobs held by those remaining also go away.  With very few businesses open there are few places for people to work, and when jobs do come … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

It is difficult to imagine an image more iconic than this.  Unfortunately, the significance cannot be seen in this size. To date I have made twenty 8×10″ Bromoil prints related to this project as a prelude to making 11×14″ prints … Continue reading

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