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Friday, June 30, 2017

Johnstown Typewriter Company



Johnstown Typewriter Company - 225 Market Street - Phone 4-5141

JHS '31


Old Johnstown High School - 1931


L.A. Surplus



VJ Repeat - L.A. Surplus - Downtown Johnstown - the store was located on Market Street

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Go Team!



A rare look at the old bleachers at Cochran - late 1920's.
This is the best I could get - with a closeup.

Early Virginia Avenue


My grandfathers sister sitting on a section of hillside that is now part of Virginia Avenue.

Rewarded for Finding Buzz


Lt. Col. Jack Bowman hands a $1,000 check to Dave Evans who found the body of WWII Fighter Ace - Buzz Wagner.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Franklin Street



Franklin Street - Downtown Johnstown

Just Hanging Round




VJ Repeat - corner of Main and Franklin where the new Riteaid is now.

Tintypes



Two tintypes I ran across - they date from around 1870 or so and show Lizzie McCrory and Elias Blough. Other than that - I know nothing about these two people.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Incline


Incline Plane

Sunseri's Store




My family in front of our cousins store - Sunseri's in Prospect.
From left to right - front row - Fran (Raco) Cacicia and Annie Sunseri.
Back Row - left to right - Lucy (Cacicia) Wiley, Anna (Cacicia) Sunseri, Joe Piazza, Carmela (Vaccaro) Cacicia and Mary Jane (Mimi Cacicia) Adams.

For Sale




Leitenberger Machine Co. - 230 Horner Street - A couple of cars for sale - 1924 Dodge Truck, 1925 Paige, REO Sedan and a couple of REO Speedwagons

Friday, June 23, 2017

Trolley Time


Heading over the bridge to Ferndale

On the Corner




Today a look at a few more of the gems that used to line Main Street. Liggetts Drug Store, W.T. Grant Co. - on the second floor: Dr. Rhodes & Son (Dentists), Morrell Beauty School - above Grants is a dance studio that I can't quite read the name of.
 This is about as close as I can get it - but still not good enough for me - because I wanted to see what was in all the windows.

Sign of the Time


Cadillac - The New 90 Degree

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Zang's




Zang's - We Fit Your Feet

Building a Road



VJ Repeat - This is a look at the construction of Roosevelt Blvd in the 1920's  - with the Washington Street Bridge and Point Stadium in the background. This was constructed to help ease the traffic problem along Iron Street.
What's so cool about this about this picture is you get to see a rare look at the extra set of seats on the old Point Stadium before the fire. This is about as clear as I could get it after I blew it up.

St. Anthony's




Some interior shots of St. Anthony's Church in Woodvale.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

Taney Drug Store



This is the drug store of John M. Taney & Co. located at the end of the Franklin Street Bridge. The business was started in 1885.

Parade Time




VJ Repeat - Downtown Johnstown 1892 - Columbus Day Parade

Foster's - '36


Foster's Department Store in the aftermath of the '36 Flood. It was located where the Senior Center is now.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Main Traffic




Newspaper clipping from the Tribune-Democrat from 1967. Shows Main Street in downtown Johnstown when it used to have traffic.


Showroom Style


Local car dealer unknown year. But still sweet to look at. 

Railroad Depot




Train Station - Downtown Johnstown.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Main Thorofare




Main Street - Fosters Department Store is on the left and on the right is what would become Wertz Drug Store - Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Richards Plumbing


Richards Plumbing & Heating - F Street

Inco



Inco Beverage - Railroad Street - Telephone 8-1243

Thursday, June 15, 2017

MAN'S EYE BLOWN OUT



Man's Eye Blown Out - John Schrader - South Fork - August 1907 - clipping from the Johnstown Leader

City Park


Central Park - Downtown Johnstown

Salvation Army


Salvation Army - 1936 Flood - Downtown Johnstown

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Church Time


St. John in the middle with the Home Furniture store where Coney Island is now. 
Check out the crew working on church repairs. Nerves of steel if you ask me!


On Clinton


Clinton Street looking down towards the mill.

Full Moon Time



Franklin Street by Night