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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.


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.

Friday, January 11, 2019


Looking towards downtown Johnstown as seen from the Route 56 Bypass - 1970's.

Picnic at Grandview Cemetery - 1915

My grandfathers sister Margaret (Lenz) Gloor - the one in the middle - at Grandview Cemetery with some of her friends around 1915.

National Radiator

National Radiator Company - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Area Mining

All I know about this photo is that is was taken in an area mine.

Landmark Comes Down - 1976

A wrecking ball takes down what the 1889 Flood couldn't destroy. The old three-story Wertz Building at Main and Clinton. This was the first building to make way to start the Main Street East Project.

Penn Traffic

Penn Traffic - inside - Dry Goods

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Cambria Steel

Ferndale Road

Great look at the section of road between Ferndale and Benscreek. The first photo was taken around 1910 and the second in 1974. That is Island Creek Coal in the background of the second picture. Click to enlarge. 

Leon's Furs

Leon's Furs - 114 Market Street - Downtown Johnstown

Friday, January 4, 2019

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: You Go No Boom Law

 Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall haul through or on the streets of the borough more than five hundred pounds of gun or blasting powder, nitro-glycerine, or other similar explosive substances, on one and the same vehicle, and the kegs, casks, or cans containing powder or other like explosive substances, hauled through the streets, shall be perfectly secure and tight, so as to prevent any powder or other substances whatever from escaping there-from, nor shall any team attached to any vehicle hauling powder, be driven at a faster rate than a walk, nor shall any driver, while driving such team, use a lighted match, cigar, or pipe, and any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, be fined not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars.

Blast Furnace

Relining the E Blast Furnace - Lower Works - 1971 - lifting 3000 pound support beams. 

The Circus

The Big Tops are sitting by where the Point Stadium is now. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Robbed on Highway

Robbed on Highway - Ebensburg - 1907 - Prisoners Accused - James Gibson, William Williams, Thomas Conners and Paddy Scanlon

Trolley Time

Trolley Time

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Meat in the Market

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Butchers and others occupying any part of said market house, shall find their own blocks, benches, and locks, and the blocks and benches shall not extend into the passage-way, between the stalls, more than four feet, under the penalty of a fine of three dollars, and being compelled to remove the same.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019