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Then and Now: Where in the Patch?

Can you identify where in the Sewickley Patch this photo was taken? Take a guess in the comments section!

For this edition of 'Where in the Patch?" we present a little history trivia.

This photograph, provided courtesy of the Sewickley Historical Society, highlights a moment from the past and was taken somewhere in the Sewickley Patch area.

Can you guess where this photo was taken?

Submit your answers in the comments and we'll post the correct answer on Monday.

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Renaldo Vish March 02, 2013 at 01:20 PM
Walnut street
Glenn March 02, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Beaver Street. The sign hangs at the intersection of Blackburn Rd.
Michele Lynn March 02, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Walnut and thorn
John Linko March 02, 2013 at 09:29 PM
I don't think it's Beaver - there wouldn't be trees in the middle of the roadway in the distance. There also appear to be hills in the distance behind the trees, possibly across the river. (?) Not sure that it's Walnut and Thorn, either - depending on the year of the photo, wouldn't one of the buildings at that intersection be St. Matthew's AME Church? That building dates to 1911. I agree with Renaldo that it's Walnut Street, or another street facing west.
Louis J. Borgia, Jr. March 02, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Beaver and Blackburn Rd.
Lesley Grazioli Minton March 03, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Broad and Beaver (the Sewickley Hotel bldg is located on the right)
Glenn March 03, 2013 at 07:16 AM
I believe you are correct Lesley. Did some research. Sylvester C. Ritchey had a grocery on the corner of Broad and Beaver. Looks like the picture was taken in the A.M with the shadow from the one pole. I was trying to determine the address on the one building that appears to end in 05 next to the boy.
Larissa Dudkiewicz March 04, 2013 at 07:44 PM
There are a lot of good guesses. The answer according to the photo is Beaver Street looking west from North Street.
Louis J. Borgia, Jr. March 05, 2013 at 12:50 AM
I give, where is north st.?
Larissa Dudkiewicz March 05, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Anyone who guessed Beaver and Broad (Lesley) was exactly right. The caption to the photo reads: “There was no North Street. The (North Street) reference in this card is probably to Division Street, which enters on the left and follows a north-south line from the 1785 survey. The busy juncture of Broad and Beaver Streets has always been Sewickley’s Hollywood and Vine. S. C. Ritchey advertises boldly on a building that will be redesigned in 1916 with a façade inspired by a London street.”

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