Unique Streets: 37
Miles Walked: 6.65
Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Oakdene Street, Oberlin Street, Lemington Avenue, Columbia Avenue, Latana Way, Brushton Avenue, E. Lemington Avenue, Somerset Avenue, Rugby Street, Worthington Street, Gopher Street, Campania Avenue, Dravo Way, Joshua Street, Broadhead Street, Westmoreland Avenue, Toga Way, Elrod Way, Mayo Way, Lincoln Avenue, La Porte Street, Verona Boulevard, Poketa Road, Travella Boulevard, Funston Avenue, Paxico Avenue, Broadcrest Drive, Ebel Street, Fishel Street, Churchland Street, Paulson Avenue, Olivant Street, Montezuma Street, Manning Street, Vassar Street, Gladefield Street, Grotto Street, Andes Street, Apple Street, Stranahan Street, Joplin Street, Everton Street, Silverton Avenue, Tilden Street, Vann Road, Mingo Street
On this walk I extended my journey east into more of Lincoln-Lemnington-Belmar, this time focusing on the more residential area. I parked at Chadwick playground and started walking. As I encroached on the non-Pittsburgh neighborhood of Lincoln Park, the views commanded my attention from every hilltop.
This street sign gave a subliminal message.
Pretty soon, I found myself alone on forgotten streets: Worthington, Gopher, and Dravo.
Nobody here but us appliances…
I was struck with the notion of being in a major city and not seeing a single other soul. If the apocalypse happened and I was here, on this weed-infested street, would I even know about it?
This uninhabited street used to be filled with houses.
On Dravo Way, I felt as if something were watching me from inside this abandoned house.
I hurdled myself over the fallen tree and waited for an icy hand to grab my back leg when I got stuck on it for a moment. An historical Newspaper article search for “Dravo Way” only brought up one story from 1990 about a stolen car being found stuck in the mud on this forgotten street.
After I got over my fright, I kept walking and walked past these Monkey Balls sunning under a tree.
I made sure to say hello to these chicks
More monkey balls
I had to go, but not that bad…
Off of Lincoln Avenue, I saw a maps listing for St. Joseph’s School. The 1923 Hopkins Map shows that there was a large building there labeled the Sisters of Divine Providence.
I didn’t see a building but found an old driveway leading to where the school should be. I went up:
I found no school but only a plot of land where it used to sit. And this ancient Mountain Dew bottle:
This lost shoe made me sad
On the corner of Lincoln and Campania, I saw the old R.C. Church that is now a Baptist congregations:
I walked up Campania and was distracted by the grand houses and this huge water tank
The view from the foot of the tank allowed me to look over the old Shuman Detention Center.
I REALLY wanted to explore the ground (and walk on Highland Drive) but signs at the driveway made me stop. I didn’t want to end up in a detention center myself.
Back in the more populated area of Lincoln-Lemington, I admired the Lemington School.
Across the street, I found a religious compound of sorts. I can’t figure out exactly what it is as I don’t speak the language written on the front of the house. A google search of “Chua Thich Ca Nhu Lai” leads me to believe it is a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple.
I saw the heart of the Buddha in this fawn in an empty lot.
Ever closer tomy car, I saw a relic of African American Musical history.
This beauty has now fallen into disrepair. So has this hillside:
Tossed aside items on a street. They were too wet to properly read