Category Archives: St. Clair

parting shot: st. clair

St. Clair was a neighborhood placed high atop one of Pittsburgh’s south hills. The past tense is appropriate here because little remains within the borders of this isolated patch of land overlooking the Monongahela. The neighborhood used to be home … Continue reading

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mural in st. clair village

Found on the wall of a defunct rec-center. Assuming the names on the tombstones represent victims of violence, and assuming those victims were from St. Clair Village, it’s frightening to think how pervasive violence was in this community. The 2000 … Continue reading

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appalachia in st. clair

Brian O’Neill’s recent book dubs Pittsburgh the ‘Paris of Appalachia.’ I’m hoping to grab my copy tonight at an author appearance in Upper St. Clair. Having not read the book yet, knowing full well that the term applies to more … Continue reading

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parkwood road

Parkwood Rd is the northern border of St. Clair and sits in a hollow surrounded by very steep hills. There’s a strip of houses on the street and I’m guessing that if you live on Parkwood Rd., you have incredibly … Continue reading

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what remains of st. clair village

The buildings, mostly cordoned off with tape warning of Asbestos risks, are gutted and boarded up. The grass is getting long near many of the buildings, but, somewhat strangely, guys were going around on riding mowers, cutting the grass in … Continue reading

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st. clair

St. Clair is a neighborhood placed high atop one of Pittsburgh’s south hills. Or, St. Clair was a neighborhood placed high atop one of Pittsburgh’s south hills. To be fair, the borders of St. Clair still exist and there are … Continue reading

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