On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 13, 1956

The Duquesne Gardens, after almost 70 years as the city’s premier arena, hosting both NHL and NBA franchises as well as six Calder Cup finals, is demolished. It will be replaced by an eight-story 127-unit condo. [Wikipedia]

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    That was on the corner of 5th and Craig St. in Oakland, literally just down the block from my old apartment
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