Out of the Furnace – A Pennsylvania Steel Town’s Fight for Survival


"The Mill" - © TonyJuliano.com 2014

“The Mill” – © TonyJuliano.com 2014

I recently took a trip out to western Pennsylvania, where I had a chance to visit the once thriving town of Braddock.

Braddock is a borough located in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 10 miles upstream from the mouth of the Monongahela River.  Braddock lost its importance with the collapse of the steel industry in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. This coincided with the crack cocaine epidemic of the early 1980s, and the combination of the two woes nearly destroyed the community.  Today this town, like many others in the region, struggles for survival.

On this page, you will find just two of the images captured during my time there.  Click HERE to see the entire story.

"The News" - © TonyJuliano.com 2014

“The News” – © TonyJuliano.com 2014

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