Category Archives: Duquesne Buildings

The Bricks of My Foundation

Childhood was a time of simplicity No cares, no woes, no anxiety. When the world was neat and good to all, When the universe was a chart on our classroom wall. Childhood was a time when we lived in dreams … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Duquesne Buildings, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Visits to Duquesne | 22 Comments

The Crawford Mansion’s Finale

After posting the picture of Duquesne’s Crawford Mansion, there seemed to be a flurry of interest in the history of the structure. I really found all of the information and links to articles and sites fantastic and super interesting. Thank … Continue reading

Posted in Duquesne Buildings, Duquesne History, Uncategorized | 18 Comments

Help To Save Our Holy Trinity Church In Duquesne

I received the following email this week, and I am hoping that we can help to provide some information about Holy Trinity. The fact that they may consider demolishing the structure is very disturbing. Considering the condition of the building, it is understandable why … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Trinity, Duquesne Buildings, Duquesne History, Miscellaneous | 17 Comments

A Beautiful Duquesne

    It appears that Spring 2013 has officially arrived. I’ve been busy clipping, racking, mulching and planting around my house, hoping to make it as neat and attractive as possible. Although the methods have changed in the last 99 years, … Continue reading

Posted in Duquesne Buildings, Duquesne History, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Springtime, The Steel Mills | 21 Comments

Looking For “Otecko Warbucks”

I needed a diversion today. For the past 3 or 4 weeks, I have been dealing with the “almost sale” of our house in Ocean Pines, Maryland. I am a REALTOR®, and for the past two and a half years … Continue reading

Posted in Duquesne Buildings, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Stores and Businesses, Surveys and Opinions | 11 Comments

A Christmas Gift and Wish

It’s Christmas Eve and I am just relaxing and thinking of my family and friends. Unfortunately, Judy is suffering from a very bad case of acute bronchitis and is having a very tough time between the coughing, the wheezing and … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Memories, Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Church and School - St. Joseph, Churches - Other, Duquesne Buildings, Duquesne Carnegie Library, Wintertime | 11 Comments

Just One More Time Santa

Dear Santa, I realize it is only just a few days before Christmas, but I know it is never too late to let you know what I’m wishing for this Christmas. As silly as it sounds, this year my Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Memories, Duquesne Buildings, Hunky Celebrations, My Hunky Family, Parents, Stores and Businesses | 14 Comments

Recollections of a Little Hunky’s Christmas

As we all rush around busily preparing for Christmas celebrations, I believe it’s refreshing to take a moment or two to just relax and recall treasured memories about the holidays from your youth. Somewhat like a bowl of Christmas hard … Continue reading

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All In The Name Of Progress???

I received a wonder email from Michael Ferchak that shared many of his recollections about his youth in Duquesne. Mike grew up on Chestnut Street, off of Center Street. I attempted to find an image of Mike’s home, but not knowing … Continue reading

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Duquesne Dateline – May, 1956

What a thrill! Yesterday I received an email from Bob Vislay that brought to mind an event in Duquesne’s history that I had nearly forgotten about. Along with his recollections from the event, Bob also sent pictures from his personal … Continue reading

Posted in Duquesne Buildings, Duquesne History, Feedback From Our Friends, Historic Events, Springtime | 6 Comments