This is one of the cooler old buildings in Point Breeze North; the letters really make it.
I’ve always felt that Point Breeze North has gotten the shaft- Point Breeze (its counterpart across Penn Ave) sits next to Squirrel Hill, Shadyside and Regent Square, all among the toniest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. Point Breeze North borders Larimer and two of the Homewood neighborhoods, among Pittsburgh’s poorest. I think that because of its proximity to ‘worse’ neighborhoods, Point Breeze North has not received proper acclaim- it’s as if Penn Ave acts as an arbitrary border, dividing the two Point Breeze’s into the ‘nice’ part of town and the ‘so-so’ part of town.
Whatever the case may be, Point Breeze North seems like a neighborhood that’s figured it out. Old unused warehouse space? Fill it with new green business. Beautiful old homes? Fix’ (most of) ’em up. It’s a great thing to see.