Saturday, February 1, 2014

Then and Now: Jerry Uht Park near 10th and French

Jerry Uht Park photo ©2014 Google Maps. Inset photo from 1950s at 10th and French in Erie, PA ©2014 John E. Baker.    
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The green arrow points to Jones School at 150 East 8th Street. This building is located on the southwest corner of 8th and Holland. It is no longer used as an elementary school, but has been converted into office space for attorneys and medical professionals.

The red X marks St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 30 East 10th Street in the old picture. It was located on the northwest corner of 10th and French before it was demolished. The white building in the large 2014 photo from Google Maps is the telephone company on the site of the old church building.

Click here to view the original bird's eye view photo by John E. Baker. The inset photo on this post is a small section of John's picture from the 1950s and was taken from the old Commerce Building. Most of the buildings that existed in the photo from the fifties have been razed to make room for the Erie Insurance Arena and Jerry Uht Park.

Find more old pictures of Erie, Pennsylvania at Old Time Erie

1 comment:

  1. My grandfather George F. Leingang, Sr., coached the baseball team at Jones school around 1924. His two star players were his son George Jr. ("Dutch") and Stu Holcomb. Dutch went on to East High and Stu later played for Erie Central and Ohio State becoming a nationally known coach. George Sr. was the popular mixologist at the old Erie Moose Club.