Saturday, April 28, 2012

Classic Bad Photography Saturday: Public Square

I took this shot of Public Square in Wilkes-Barre in April of 1989.  Notice, the trees that ring the square are in bloom, and the canopy is still here.

The thing that really jumped out at me-- the signs above the bank buildings.  United Penn is long gone.  If memory serves, it became Merchants, which became Mellon, which became Citizens.

First Eastern is a little easier to track.  It was swallowed up by PNC.

Check out the building, on the square, below the First Eastern Bank building.  You can see the old facade of what used to be Pomeroy's.  Thankfully, the Chamber of Commerce got rid of that monstrosity when it renovated the building.