Billboard Alley Redux
Something new about this whole argument?
Seems not. From the Mount Washington News, December 3, 1954 (also see related article on page 1)
Anyone notice we were a bit more precise in our geography a half century ago. The whole argument goes back much further. See The Index from 1906: Billboards, a menace to health. Or for the more complete treatment: Fighting “Civic Smallpox”: The Civic Club of Allegheny County’s Campaign for Billboard Regulation, 1896-1917, by Kristin Szylvian Bailey. Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, January 1987.
I mean.. this new episode in Pittsburgh's billboard saga is more bar stool than fauteuil on the chair-scale.
and a reader pointed this out to me.. I have not really been paying much attention to the comments via facebook now running on the PG. But on this billboard meme are some curious exchanges on all this yesterday. See: Bayer wants repairs to iconic Pittsburgh sign. Doug continuing to fire away is not all that surprising.. but some completely non-sequitur hating on community benefits agreements in there? I am pretty sure there were no CBA's in existance in 1954. The billboard seems to also be the cause of all the young college graduates leaving town. Good of an explanation as any of the others I guess.