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Claycord Online Museum – Railroad Ave. In Downtown Pittsburg – Then & Now


Downtown Pittsburg – 1960s – photo credit: eBay

Downtown Pittsburg – 2022 – photo credit: google

Here’s a “then & now” of Railroad Ave. at E. 5th St. in downtown Pittsburg.

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Original G February 5, 2023 - 5:28 PM - 5:28 PM

Left of Kleins on E 5th street was Service Hardware.
Behind person that took photo going south a couple blocks on Railroad on East side was the Library
and across the street from it was city hall / maybe police dept. On north side of city hall building underneath was the fire department. Was the darnest thing to see fire engines pull out on a call from under back of city hall when I was little. 1950s

Lanny February 6, 2023 - 12:59 PM - 12:59 PM

Wasn’t there JC Penneys downtown also.

Original G February 6, 2023 - 1:59 PM - 1:59 PM

It was in building after Kleins

Cautiously Informed February 5, 2023 - 8:34 PM - 8:34 PM

I hear tell, that way back, before Sun Valley Mall, and downtown WC, that downtown Pittsburg was the place to go.

reekorizzo February 7, 2023 - 3:48 AM - 3:48 AM

WOW……we’re in………..Pittsburg?

Exit 12A February 6, 2023 - 8:35 AM - 8:35 AM

It looks bleak and empty back in the 60s.
… not much has changed.

Dr. Jellyfinger February 6, 2023 - 9:14 AM - 9:14 AM

Anybody recall the name of the doughnut shop a few blocks east of where that photo was taken?
How about the camera store?

JustMe February 9, 2023 - 5:34 PM - 5:34 PM

Did they sell spudnut donuts?

Apparently my grandparents ran a donut shop downtown somewhere, long before I was born. They also had a soda shop with malts and ice cream sundaes.

No Excuses February 6, 2023 - 1:31 PM - 1:31 PM

1960, eclectic, home-grown and definitely “Open for Business.” ~~~~~~~` 2022, cold, sterile ode to single-minded, unimaginative designer/builder

The Wizard February 6, 2023 - 5:50 PM - 5:50 PM

Sure looked more interesting back in the 60s. Looks boring and generic now.

Schmee February 6, 2023 - 9:43 AM - 9:43 AM

No reason to go to Pittsburg now that the seafood festival is no longer held on the waterfront while they have jetski races. That was fun.

Exit 12A February 6, 2023 - 11:52 AM - 11:52 AM

My only reason to visit Pittsburg is The Mecca Restaurant and to get a haircut.

Dawg February 6, 2023 - 10:19 AM - 10:19 AM

I couldn’t help but notice, the white woman stepped off the sidewalk as she walked past the black guy.

No Excuses February 6, 2023 - 1:23 PM - 1:23 PM

She’s in the crosswalk. 😉

Exit 12A February 6, 2023 - 11:54 AM - 11:54 AM

My only reason to visit Pittsburg is The Mecca Restaurant and to get a haircut.

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