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Carson Street Depot: 1938

Carson Street Depot: 1938

July 1938. "Pittsburgh. View of the city from Homestead." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Wo ist Herr Zoglmann?

Looking at the two pictures submitted, I'd say he's the one in the suspenders in the older picture, and nattily dressed in the vest, befitting the more upscale nature of the establishment, in the second picture 24 years later. Amazingly, he's is taking the same stance and seems to be in the same position in both pictures.

First a saloon, then a restaurant

Zoglmann’s, as a saloon (circa. 1910), then as a restaurant (1934). From the Heinz History Center blog .

Missing Onion

The original church building in the photo is still there today, minus the upper portion of its tower. The apparently more elaborate St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church is just a block away. Wonder if there's a connection.

Zoglmann lives, the orthodox church, not so much.

W. Zoglmann's Saloon

A 1910 directory lists Wolfgang Zoglmann as a saloon keeper operating at 601 Carson Street. He was born in 1875 in Austria, and had five children with his wife Mary before he died in 1949.

Most likely from South Side Flats

The Carson Street Freight Station is in South Side Flats. Homestead is too far to the southeast and around a couple of bends in the Monongahela River to have a view of downtown Pittsburgh.

601 East Carson Street

hasn't changed much in 80-plus years. Now a smoke / vaping shop.

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