7HIP HOP FAMILY TREE: BOOK 1, 1975-1981, by Ed Piskor. (Fantagraphics Books.) The beginnings of hip-hop music and its surrounding culture are lovingly told with a 1970s Marvel Comics house style in this collection.”
Construction is expected to begin next month on a $10 million development that will bring new stores and apartments to Homestead. A.M. Rodriguez Associates Inc. plans to construct a building on four vacant lots in the 100 block of East Eighth Avenue that will have space for stores on the first floor and 30 apartments upstairs, Homestead manager Ian McMeans said. “This development is the next step in revitalizing our historic downtown area. Homestead is the next Lawrenceville,” he said. Victor Rodriguez of A.M. Rodriguez Associates said the company hopes to break ground at the beginning of April. Both praised Homestead as a good location for the development, which will be called One Homestead. The borough is close to the major employment centers of Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland and
Legendary disc jockey Craig “Porky” Chedwick died Sunday morning in a Pittsburgh hospital.
Thanks for all you gave to us, Porky.
If you have a portrait from the Homestead Portrait Studio, it is now recorded as having a current value of 1000 dollars. Thanks to all who worked so hard on this project, to all who participated in getting their portrait made, to the residents and workers in Homestead, West Homestead and Munhall.
To the Carnegie Museum of Art, to Dan Byers, to Grace Ambrose, to Lynn Bloom.
US Steel (X) continues to be subject to the volatile steel market conditions, despite its attempts to structurally lower the cost under project “Carnegie”.Despite the incremental improvements, aided by a modest reboun
The Homestead Works boomed in the late 1950s, with plate and slab mills in the foreground and the smoke-belching Open Hearth No. 5 on the other side of the Homestead Grays Bridge. By Mark Roth Pittsburgh Post-GazetteTwenty years ago this month, a fire-breathing monster died with barely a whimper. The Homestead Works of U.S. Steel, which at one time produced nearly a third of all the steel used in the United States, shut its doors July 25, 1986, when a lonely band of two dozen men drove out the Amity Street gate for the last time. Two years later, U.S. Steel sold the site to the Park Corp., which tore down most of the buildings, sold tons of metal as scrap and transformed what had been America’s busiest steel complex into a desolate moonscape. Martha Rial, Post-Gazette photosRichard
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