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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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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