Images of America: Brookline
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Brookline was settled in the mid-eighteenth century as a farming community along Pioneer Avenue, a state road from Pittsburgh to Washington. The West Liberty Development Company and the opening of the Liberty Tunnels, in 1924, helped this Pittsburgh neighborhood grow. The area became a choice locale for city workers and others to settle. It is also the home and birthplace of many notable persons, including basketball phenomenon Suzie McConnell and radio legend Craig "Porky" Chedwick. Today, Brookline is Pittsburgh's second largest neighborhood, boasting character, charm, and convenience.
The Images of American series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.