|Bessemer Railroad on West 12th Street in Erie, PA. Photo ©Debbi Lyon 2012.|
This shot was taken just off of Twelfth Street looking east. The Commerce Building is visible on the left side of this photo, with the radio tower on top of the building. The WSEE-TV tower, at 1220 Peach Street, is visible near the right side of the picture. About 90% of what you see in this photo has been demolished.
Erie Mayor Charles B. Williamson succeeded in having the railroad tracks ripped out for about a four-block stretch in this area on West 12th Street.
Enjoy more fun facts about the history of Erie, Pennsylvania at: Old Time Erie