Art Deco Buildings on Washington Road, Mount Lebanon

Uptown Mount Lebanon has one of the best collections of Art Deco architecture in the area. These two buildings sit side by side on Washington Road at the corner of Alfred Street. With some confidence, old Pa Pitt identifies the Gothic fantasy on the right as an old movie theater, although he would be happy to be corrected.

Fountain at Clearview Common, Mount Lebanon

Clearview Common is a little parklet at the corner of Washington Road and Alfred Street in the middle of the Uptown Mount Lebanon business district. It makes an urban oasis out of a vacant lot, and this fountain is one of its distinctive features.

Pittsburgh natives are probably not aware that, to outsiders, one of the most surprising things about the city and its inner suburbs is the ubiquity of shoe-repair shops.

Mount Lebanon Station

A southbound Red Line car leaves the Mount Lebanon subway station, as seen from the Alfred Street crossing.

Reflections in 650 Washington Road

Clouds reflected in the windows of a modernist office building (built in 1965) in uptown Mount Lebanon.