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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Franklin Street




940 Franklin Street - it's now a parking lot. 

Coal Train



 
This was taken somewhere in the Indiana County Area.

Commercial Hotel



Commerical Hotel - Washington Street - Fine Liquors, Wines, Beer and Cigars

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Valley Drug



Valley Drug - 324 Washington Street - Downtown Johnstown - City 647 - Bell 437-R

Southern Cambria Streetcar




 Old Southern Cambria Streetcar - taken in Conemaugh in the early 1920's. The old Southern traveled from downtown (near the present Post Office Bldg) through Conemaugh Borough and over a bridge at the upper end of Gautier, then to Woodvale Heights on to Conemaugh. It passed a large picnic ground on it's way to Ebensburg.
The railway was abandoned around 1928 or so.

N.B. Swank




Store of N.B. Swank - Bedford Street 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cambria City



Cambria City looking directly at McConaughy Street - most of the homes in this picture are now gone.

Unknown Mine




Unknown coal mine in the Johnstown Area 

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Any person who shall place any wagon, cart, dray, or carriage, of any kind whatever, in any public square, street or alley within the borough, and shall suffer the same to remain more than two hours, excepting for the purpose of loading or unloading, on being convicted thereof, shall forfeit and pay for such offense a fine of not less than one nor more than five dollars.


Monday, January 28, 2019

Number 7 - Franklin



Old Blast Furnace #7, Cambria Plant, Franklin Division

McCrory's Window


Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No Fido Allowed Here

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person attending said market either as a seller or buyer, shall bring any dog with him, whether chained or otherwise, under the penalty of one dollar.


Friday, January 25, 2019

Johnstown Passenger Railway




Johnstown Passenger Railway - Car 56 - Franklin


Buzz Wagner - Final Tribute - 1943



Newspaper clipping from January 9, 1943 on the death of Buzz Wagner. The clippings are so large that they really don't scan properly. Double click to enlarge.

Woman Attacked by Vicious Bull - 1907



Woman Attacked by Vicious Bull near Salix - Mrs. M. S. Meals who lives on the Fred Hofecker Farm - August 1907

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Buried in Bills....Relax!



 
Downtown Johnstown

Bandura - 1976



 
Peter Holubz, Jr. and his bandura - a harp-like instrument - 1976

The Men Who Licked The Kaiser




End of The Great War - 1918 - Franklin Street Bridge - The Men who rolled the bullets that licked the Kaiser.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Used Cars - 1974



 
Used Cars Deals - Click to Enlarge

Richman Brothers



Richman Brothers - Downtown Johnstown

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Blocking of Intersections

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Any person who shall place any wagon, cart, sled, sleigh, or other vehicle, or horses or animals thereto attached, on any of the crossings at the intersection of any of the streets or alleys in the borough, shall forfeit and pay a fine of not less than one dollar nor more than two dollars for each and every offense. 

Cambria Candy Co.



Cambria Candy Company - Reymer's Candy - Tobacco - Novelities - 219 Vine Street - Johnstown

Friday, January 18, 2019

John McKenna - Engine Builder and Machinist - 1884



John McKenna - Engine Builder and Machinist - Works: Portage Street above the Gautier Wire Works - Orders by mail promptly attended to - Johnstown - 1884

Squirt - Quenches Quicker




Squirt Quenches Quicker - New Star Bottling Works - Washington Street - Johnstown, Pa.

Bethlehem



 
Johnstown Plant

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Artists in Motion - 1970's



 
Dedication - Vision '76, the Spring Arts Festival of the Johnstown Area Arts Council, was dedicated to Van Clemenson, a member of the council's executive committee who died in mid-February. Clemenson is seen here in a self-portrait displayed "in memoriam" at the three-day event.

Keystone Hotel




The Keystone Hotel - Main Street

Porch Bros



Porch Bros - Lester Pianos - Last a Life-Time

Monday, January 14, 2019

Cochran Swashbucklers - 1930



Cochran again - around 1930. The school cast of an unknown swashbuckling play.
A couple of closeups of the 'actors'.
This dates from around 1930.

Weiss Bros



Weiss Bros. - Home Dressed Beef, Pork and Veal - Elk Run (Norton Road)

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Meat Market Rules

 Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall be permitted to slaughter or dress any animal in said market house, or on the public ground adjoining thereto, or leave or throw any garbage or offal of any kind within said limits, or cause the same to be done, under penalty of five dollars.
NOTE to the term offal:  refers to the internal organs and entrails of a butchered animal.