Loomis street, looking southeast.
This view of Loomis (formerly Deering, and earlier Greene) street looks to the southeast, from just south of Archer avenue. This is the section of town that was first to develop after the river/canal front. Note the wide variety of housing styles and types found on this one street. The cross-street at the end is Thirty-first street, which developed into a business street. Beyond it and standing over the neighborhood is Saint Mary of Perpetual Help (Polish) church between Thirty-second street and place. The spire on the left is Holy Cross Monastery, which had formerly been Immaculate Conception (German) church at Thirty-first and Aberdeen (at one time Mospratt) streets. Thirty-first street connected the German section here, near the South Fork, and the one farther east, near the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago railway.

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