Searching for Dream Street - Monessen
John Talarico looks on as his wife Margie talks with Monessen Mayor Lou Mavrakis in Tallarico’s barber shop in the basement of his home in Monessen. Pa.
Monessen, a third-class city, faces the same problems as th other former steel towns — declining population and tax revenue after the mills shut down. The city's population has dropped to 7,600 from a high of 20,268 in 1930.