One hundred and seven years ago today: Phelan Way

Water issues still cause problems on Phelan Way today, but things have been worse:  As this photo taken on September 11, 1907 shows, once Phelan Alley was nothing but mud.  (We’ve posted this before, but on the 107th anniversary of the photo, and with a very similar cloudy and misty today, it seems fitting to share it again.)

A little over a year later, on October 12, 1908, the street had been regraded and covered with gravel.

The view from the other end of the street:

Phelan Way from 30th st Oct 12 1908

(Photos from the Historic Pittsburgh image archive.  Click on photos to see a larger image)