"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Demolition in Swissvale

Driving back from Braddock, I saw people on the sidewalk with cameras in hand.

Then I saw the demolition of a house taking place.

I turned a corner and parked and got out and took a few pictures.

I thought the first one the best as it showed most of the scene. But the progressive close-ups complete the story.

My son’s in-laws grew up in this part of Pittsburgh. I heard that the house had been empty for ten years.

It was sad to see it demolished even though it must have been in bad shape. Y0u wonder who lived there.

What happened that it became abandoned.  You know there is a story.

I saw a green plastic basket in the rubble

*And I looked up the CASE excavator model # and it says it is 37, 700 pounds operating weight.

8 responses

  1. In better times, that house must have been something. It’s a shame that the land became more valuable without it.

    May 20, 2012 at 1:54 am

  2. Vincie

    That must have been a beautiful home at one time.

    May 20, 2012 at 7:45 am

  3. I agree, it looks too beautiful to tear down..

    May 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

  4. Just showed my son these pics – big smile on his face! Wow, they really couldn’t save the house?

    May 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

  5. Sue Reinfeld

    Alot faster coming down then going up.

    May 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

  6. I love the rounded windows. Too bad that so many of the old and venerables have to be destroyed.

    May 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

  7. a cruel CASE of eating a wonderful house …

    May 21, 2012 at 7:11 am

  8. I do wonder about the story behind the demolition. I hope the owners are okay…

    May 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm

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