Hazle Street Retaining Wall – Wilkes-Barre PA


“WPA’s legacy is visible today in those and many other ways. Among projects in Wilkes-Barre were the retaining walls along North Main Street and Hazle Avenue …”

The exact location of the along Hazle Street of the wall is unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader: "Area still benefits from jobs program created during Depression," 2011.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 16, 2015.

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Location Info

Hazle St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Location notes: Approximate location

Coordinates: 41.228846, -75.892124

One comment on “Hazle Street Retaining Wall – Wilkes-Barre PA

  1. David Wojtowicz

    As a boy growing up at 400 Hazle St. Wilkes-Barre, PA in the late 50s – early 60s my twin brother Dan and I had childhood friends (Chuck Manfre, Mike Bauman and others) who lived on Bank St. – the street that ran parallel above Hazle St for the stretch of the “The Wall”.
    The Wall looked to be composed of blocks of red sandstone. A mammoth feat of architecture. And the face surface of each block was chiseled with a rough jagged feature.
    We used to walk the Wall, attempt to climb sections of it, and at nights sit on it, smoke cigs, and watch the traffic (with hot cars) travel up and down Hazle Street.
    At the end of the Wall (from Stanton St. on Hazle St. going toward downtown) were a length of stone steps that would take you from Bank Street down to Hazle Street. Not for the faint of heart ! Steep and no handrail. Pity the old or infirmed back then.

    The Wall – a childhood treasure of memories!!

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