A man's house is his stage.
Others walk on to play their bit parts.
Now and again a soliloquy, a birth, an adultery.
Karl Shapero, The Bourgeois Poet


The photo shows a typical neighborhood in Ambridge in 1922. The houses are brick, wood siding, or stucco with two stories and a basement. There are no distinguishing characteristics to mark the architecture as special.

The view is Maplewood Avenue from Fifth Street, looking north.

If you visit the town now, 80 years later, you see the originals. The trees have grown but the houses remain.

Photo Credits: Bowan Archives
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