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Old Posted May 7, 2012, 9:07 PM
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Greensburg, PA: SW Pennsylvania charm, through Glowrock's lens!

These photos are from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, which is a small city located perhaps 20 miles ESE of Pittsburgh. The downtown core is very well-preserved, featuring one of the finest County Courthouses I've ever seen, along with other wonderfully-preserved architecture. Hope you enjoy them!

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Gorgeous Westmoreland County Courthouse:



Nice historic architecture:



Architectural detail:



More courthouse:









More gorgeous architecture:



Uhm, interesting?



Spiral fire escape!





Random image:





ThinkGreensburg,com!



Colorful mural:





Main library:



Don't walk! Library Patrons only!



Churches:





Comrades:



Jesus freak stickers on biker helmets!



I get the feeling... Somebody's watching me!



UFOs? In southwest PA?



Pure ugliness:



Downtown city block:







Awesome signage!



Gnomes with titties?



This ain't Pittsburgh! Haha





Historic Palace Theatre:



Amtrak station at end of the block:



Apartment tower:



Closer shots of the Amtrak station. What a gorgeous train station!





Palace Theatre box office:





Mr. Toads, since 1972!



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That courthouse is too legit. Nice set Glowrock.
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Agreed...great courthouse,seems like a nice place overall.
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Greensburg has one of the largest "daytime population increases" amongst small cities nationally. It's a major employment hub for Pittsburgh's MetroEast.

Can't wait to see Glowrock's take on more small cities.
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Thanks for the kind comments, guys! No doubt, the Westmoreland County Courthouse is simply an amazing piece of architecture! And Evergrey, I figure I'll probably do Washington next... (the PA one 10 minutes from my work near Canonsburg, of course!)

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Old Posted May 8, 2012, 8:10 AM
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Thanks for the pictures and tour, glowrock!

Greensburg seems to be a nice place to live in. I like the Courthose building and the buildings in general. The churches and the train station are very pretty too.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Nice architecture indeed. Looks like plenty of interest there. Great set, thanks for sharing!
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It's definitely much more substantial than I had expected. Pitt-Greensburg was hellbent on trying to recruit me in high school. I almost wish I gave it a better look now. Thanks!
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Yeah, Greensburg, like several just outside of Pittsburgh cities, is really quite substantial for being a fairly small place. Same thing applies to Washington, which is about 25 miles south-southwest of Pittsburgh along I-79. That's going to be my next photo tour!

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Great set. My grandfather grew up here. That's a heck of a courthouse.
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Yeah, Greensburg, like several just outside of Pittsburgh cities, is really quite substantial for being a fairly small place. Same thing applies to Washington, which is about 25 miles south-southwest of Pittsburgh along I-79. That's going to be my next photo tour!

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Of course... that's partly due to the municipal hyper-fragmentation of Pennsylvania (and especially SWPA). In most other states... cities like Greensburg and Washington would have much more area and would probably be cities of 40k instead of 15k (municipalities like South Greensburg and Southwest(!) Greensburg are utterly pointless).

Interestingly, the township surrounding Greensburg... Hempfield Township... is now the 2nd most populous municipality in the Pittsburgh MSA at 43,241 (yes... in a metro of 2.4M the second largest municipality is only 43k!)... so it's technically Pittsburgh's "largest suburb". The population of Greensburg, Hempfield and all the other micro-municipalities surrounded by Hempfield adds up to about 80k.
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Nice pictures. Pennsylvania county seats are great for urban stock. Even some of the random seats in the middle of the state are surprisingly nice.
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Thanks for the kind comments, guys! No doubt, the Westmoreland County Courthouse is simply an amazing piece of architecture! And Evergrey, I figure I'll probably do Washington next... (the PA one 10 minutes from my work near Canonsburg, of course!)

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When you visit Washington (locally sometimes pronounced "Warshington"), don't miss the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. You can walk through trolleys of various vintages and provenances and ride some, and the trolley display building is worth the extra $2 admission.
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When you visit Washington (locally sometimes pronounced "Warshington"), don't miss the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. You can walk through trolleys of various vintages and provenances and ride some, and the trolley display building is worth the extra $2 admission.
No doubt, Robert. I've been meaning to get over there for quite some time now. Definitely in the next month or so!

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Nice, I see a little bit of influence from Montreal.
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Incredible building after incredible building. Nice photos, thanks!
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Thanks for the kind comment, stepper77!

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