Whether the cultural district or the Strip District, Garfield, Point Breeze or Wilkinsburg, Pittsburghers know Penn Avenue as the heart of every neighborhood that grew up along it.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading If there is a single thoroughfare that embodies the diversity and spirit of Pittsburgh, could it be any other than Penn Avenue?
Shortly before he died last year, Korean War veteran Jack Ward stood inside the doorway of the Save-​A-​Lot grocery store in Wilkinsburg’s Penn Avenue business district. Wearing his Marine cap and shirt with service patches, he handed out pamphlets about the proposed sale of alcohol in some borough restaurants. A previous referendum had…

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  • Issue Quarter 2016
  • Issue Year Spring
  • Sub Heading Is a resurgence in the works for this beleaguered borough?
As his rowboat swept over Penn Avenue, Charles H. Allard looked for the bronze tablet on the Horne’s building. The object commemorated the high water mark of the Flood of 1907, previously the most severe flood to ravage Pittsburgh. Allard, reporting for the Pittsburgh Post-​Gazette on March 18, 1936, couldn’t see it.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Climate experts and planners prepare for disaster
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