Liberty Heights & Garrison 1952: This area was a thriving commercial district. Check the Pabst Blue Ribbon truck. Pabst started in 1844 and at one time was known as "your grandfather's beer". In fact, it was this writer's grandmother favorite beer. Today it is more popular with "hipsters" and is known in some professional circles as "retro chic" beer.
In the 1950's the area still had significant walking traffic. That would change decades later as more people owned cars.