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Friday, October 29, 2010

Broad Street - Cambria City - 1940's

Some of you have already seen this picture - but this is a high resolution scan - courtesy of JAHA. This gives a very rare glance at how McConcaughy side of Broad Street used to look. The building with the bread sign on the left the boarding house my great-grandfather Joseph Hanzel stayed at along with his brother John when they first came to Johnstown at the turn of the century. A few doors down on the same side was Holtzman's Department Store. Making your way up towards Morrellville were shops of all shapes and sizes.

The present location is the intersection of Broad Street and Power Street. The present day U-haul and the old Bestform Plant are now located in the area on the left hand side.

1 comment:

Lisa Cacicia said...

I have stared at this picture alot - but I still find something there I hadn't noticed before.