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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.

Click on each photo for a much larger view.


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Badge1104 September 26, 2023 - 6:21 PM - 6:21 PM

I like the “then” picture better.

Dr. Jellyfinger September 26, 2023 - 7:43 PM - 7:43 PM

Right around that corner & down the street was a doughnut shop my grandpa used to take me to.
I’d eat my doughnut while grandpa would speak to his buddies in Spanish. Must’ve been alot of dirty jokes because they were always laughing it up.

FPN September 27, 2023 - 2:16 PM - 2:16 PM

I am assuming your Grandfather was Spainish. My Grandfather was also Spainish and hung out at the donut shop.

JustMe October 1, 2023 - 3:09 PM - 3:09 PM

My grandparents used to own a donut shop in Pittsburg, long before I was born. I believe it was spudnuts. They also had a soda shop downtown.

Yeee September 26, 2023 - 9:52 PM - 9:52 PM

Pittsburg was nice 40 years ago. Then came democrats…

Original G September 27, 2023 - 5:50 AM - 5:50 AM

To left of Klein’s on E 5th Street was Service hardware, I roamed the isles while adults visited
On Railroad Ave. across from Klein’s was barber shop my Dad would take me to that had mirrors on wall behind barber chairs and on opposite wall which gave infinity reflection.
Agree, old view is more pleasing to the eye.

Superstitious Aloysius September 27, 2023 - 11:06 AM - 11:06 AM

Saddest part is that all the windows appear to be papered over in the 2022 shot.

Saynogo September 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The building on the right is now a book store, the building on the left is La Veranda they had a fire. They are now open again. I was over there for the seafood festival a few weeks

JustMe October 1, 2023 - 3:06 PM - 3:06 PM

La Veranda is back?! I had about given up on them. I’ve been there once, and it was good, however when I returned, they had the fire and closed down.

Saynogo September 27, 2023 - 11:25 AM - 11:25 AM

The best thing about the current picture……….it ain’t Antioch!

FPN September 27, 2023 - 2:21 PM - 2:21 PM

Both my parents grew up in Pittsburg. They loved it there back in the day.

Cautiously Informed September 27, 2023 - 8:12 PM - 8:12 PM

Mekos Market. The Playhouse. The Cellar bar. The Cardenelli bakery. The hotdog place next to the park.
During rough times for old downtown Pittsburgh.

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