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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Old Westmont - 1893


Looking down at the intersection of Tioga Street and Bucknell Avenue in 1893. As you can see they are putting the finishing touch to the old Tioga Street Market.

Carrolltown - 1894


Carrolltown was founded in 1840 when Father Peter Henry Lemke, who was an assistant to Prince Gallitzin and also pastor of the Catholic Church in Ebensburg at the time, bought 395 acres in what is now Carrolltown from William Vaux. The first lots were sold in 1847. In 1849 St. Benedict's Catholic Church was started in Carrolltown and dedicated in 1850. In 1851 John Campbell bought 81 acres from Father Lemke and laid out a town which he called Campelltown. However, that land together with the rest of the tract was combined and renamed Carolltown after Bishop Carroll of Baltimore. 


Trolley Time


Downtown Johnstown

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Unknown Couple


Boston Art Co. - Franklin Street - Johnstown, Pa.

Old Coney


The old site of Coney Island - Downtown Johnstown

Machine Shop - 1908


This is the first Cambria Iron Company - Machine Shop baseball team about 1908. The team played independent ball after work - in those days they worked in the mill from 7am to 5pm - and played most of their games at the old Point.
Standing: Micky Flynn, Gohn, Billy Ickler, Buz Stewart, Boyer, Davis and Hutchinson
Front Row: Kirk, Holmes, Bill Leckey, Charlie (Dutch) Buser, Red Van and unknown.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cupp Grocery


Cupp Grocery - Fairfield Avenue - Morrellville. Mr. Cupp, the founder, is third from the left. The others are unidentified. This picture was taken around 1905 or 1906. Mr. Cupp later built a chain of grocery stores in the area before they were taken over by the American Stores Co., with Mr. Cupp's son Paul, being an official of the local Acme headquarters. He rose in rank to become president of the whole Acme chain and later chairman of the board of directors. This building was destroyed by a fire around 1935. They rebuilt it on the same spot and the store was also known as Sky's Market in later years. The building is still there.

At the Circus



Both of these pictures were taken sometime in the late 1920's in Johnstown by photographer Luke Swank  - a Johnstown native. Many different circus companies came to town. Which means I have no idea where exactly these were taken in the city.
But I do know that they were taken here. And who knows - it could even have been in Morrellville (D Street) or even Cambria City (where Sheetz in now). The young boys from Morrellville used to catch rattlesnakes and sell them to the circus to earn some extra spending cash.

Trolley Time



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Incline



Trolley Time


Conemaugh

Super-8


I still have this radio - Zenith Super-8 from 1939 and it's in perfect working order. Years ago my father rewired it for me. One time I was listening to this radio when a friend of mine stopped over. I showed him the radio and he asked where is the FM button - I said this was built before FM - there isn't one - he just couldn't believe it.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lower Mill


A closer look at the Cambria Mill along Iron Street across the river from Cambria City taken from Brownstown Hill.

Enjoying the View


VJ Repeat - enjoying the view - Main Street