Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Sam Sciullo Jr. on behalf of the Castle Shannon Revitalization Corporation
     
 

Every day, trolley cars--or streetcars to native Pittsburghers--transport citizens back and forth between the city's suburban South Hills and downtown. Almost everyone who has taken one of these bumpy rides either passed through or stopped in Castle Shannon. There are a number of familiar landmarks along Route 88, such as the underpass of Killarney Drive, an auto

Overview


Every day, trolley cars--or streetcars to native Pittsburghers--transport citizens back and forth between the city's suburban South Hills and downtown. Almost everyone who has taken one of these bumpy rides either passed through or stopped in Castle Shannon. There are a number of familiar landmarks along Route 88, such as the underpass of Killarney Drive, an auto dealership, Linden Grove dance hall, and the business section of Willow Avenue. The area originally called Castle Shanahan by David Strawbridge, a prominent farmer and one of the town's earliest settlers, was dominated by farmland and heavy timber. In the late 1800s, the coal mines began attracting waves of immigrants to the town, and Castle Shannon soon thrived as a center for coal mining. Rail transportation also helped define Castle Shannon's historic boundaries through the mid-20th century. Longtime residents of Castle Shannon take pride in their community, as can be seen in the images enclosed in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738592862
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,140,526
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Lifelong Castle Shannon resident Sam Sciullo Jr. worked with members of the Castle Shannon Revitalization Corporation to create this history of the borough. The photographs that appear come from private collections, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department, the St. Anne School, and members of the Castle Shannon Revitalization Corporation.

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