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Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1953

Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1953 from the Raymond Orner Collection.
Moe Lambert & Swanky
Paul Miller, Posie Amershak and Glen Rhoads
Frank Mattern and Louise Larkin
George Rutledge and Herman Riblett

Friday, March 17, 2017

36' Flood

Main Street
Washington Street 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Diamond Cut Rate

Downtown Johnstown

Park Avenue

Park Avenue - Moxham

Point Playground

The old playground behind the first ballfield at the Point. Off in this distance on the hillside are some of the Rolling Mill Mine buildings. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Capital Hotel

The Capital Hotel on the left hand side - Main Street going down the middle. The hotel is now where the parking garage is and Lee Hospital was on the right hand side of the picture. 

Luna Park - Roxbury - 1915

Luna Park - now Roxbury Park.
Folk Dancers around 1915 or so. I have written quite a bit about the old park in the past - but today I just felt like simply enjoying this VJ Repeat photo. 

Baumer Playground

Another view of the old playground at Baumer and Bedford Streets.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Row House

Row House. Not exactly sure which neighborhood this was.
Sort of looks like downtown to me. That looks like the Conrad Building in the background.


Glessner's - Zenith - the one on the left looks just like the one I still have.

Three Men in Boat

B.L. Johns (near bust of Joseph Johns), Harry Brooks and H.A. Frye, all of Ebensburg, shown seated in the boat in which they attempted to make their way from Main and Bedford Streets to the Bell Telephone Exchange, Snook Building. Johns' grandfather and Joseph Johns were brothers. The damaged boat was found in Central Park the day after the flood.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1953

From the Raymond Orner Collection - Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1953.
Frank Heinrich
Dean Fay and Betty Hornick

Friday, March 10, 2017

Checking the New Wheels

From my family pictures - members of the family checking out cousin John Berg's new set of wheels. 

Radio's No. 1 Riot

Cambria City Playground

Another one of my favorites that I haven't posted for a while. This is the Cambria City Playground that is still there now. When you think about for these kids - this would have been one of the few green patches they would have been able to play on. So few people back then - had backyards as we know it now. Their backyards had to be gardens - planted from one end to the other - with crops to feed their large and growing families.
Click on the picture to enlarge.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

August Fur Sale

August Fur Sale sign blowing in the wind on Main Street. 

Scalp Fire Company

Interesting clipping from The Weekly Tribune - August 1907 - on starting up the Scalp Level Volunteer Fire Department.
John Estep, John Veil, Mr. Brumbaugh, Theodore Bantley, Ephraim Wissinger, John Thomas and William Blough.

Cochran Band - 1920's

Cochran Junior High School Band - 1920's

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Franklin Street


VJ Repeat - Swanks

Don't Go Near the Water

The day after the flood Thomas Cyner, nine of Prosser Hollow fell off Ten-Acre Bridge into the river. It required a "chain gang" of eight men to rescue Tommy, shown here as he was brought out with his aunt ready to wrap a coat around him.