Allen Lane was born in 1965, and grew up on Murtland Street in Homewood, just down the road from Westinghouse High School. Back then, more than 30,000 people lived in the single square mile that comprises Homewood.
Lane recalled a vibrant, prosperous neighborhood in his youth.
"There were businesses in Homewood, so you didn’t have to walk too far from your job," Lane said. "There was employment in Homewood."