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Friday, February 21, 2020

Nathan's



You are looking at the inside of Nathan's Department Store on Main Street. It later became Jupiter's and that's how I remember it. The creaky wooden floors and the strange odor the whole place had. But as a kid - I found the place fascinating.

First JHS




Johnstown's First High School - 1868.

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Millicent Hecker

Mrs. Millicent Hecker, age 90
915 Stanford Ave. Westmont
Phone: 255-3490
At the time of the Flood she lived on Fairfield Ave. in Morrellville.
In response to the inquiry about other survivors, she indicates that the ones she knew are all dead.
NOTE: Mrs. Hecker's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Johnson Steel - Moxham




VJ Repeat - Johnson Steel eventually became U.S. Steel. This shows the plant and some of neighboring Moxham during the spring of 1894.

Freedom Gas



Corner of Main and Walnut.

1889 Flood Survivors Project

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Joseph E. Pfefferl
717 Breezewood Drive
Phone: 299-4611
At the time of the Flood he lived "Rear of Hudson Street (?) Austrian Hall."
He lists as fellow survivors:
Mrs. Lottie Pfefferl
717 Breezewood Drive
Living at time of Flood 88 Poplar Street
Mr. Herman Niessner
115 Geis Ave.
NOTE: all three are listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Willard Service



Willard Service Station - Willow Street - Official Auto Electric Service

Water Street





Alderman Irvin Rutledge - Water Street - Johnstown, Pa. 

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Ida Meyer

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Mrs. Ida Meyer, age 86
Tara Drive
Phone: 255-1191
"We were living in Cambria City on the corner of 8th and Broad St. The house is still standing that we were in all during the Flood."
NOTE: Mrs. Meyer's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet as Ida Burkhard Meyer.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Fort Stanwix Hotel





Fort Stanwix Hotel

Dale Theatre




The old Dale Theatre

1889 Flood Survivors Project

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606 Franklin St.
Johnstown, Penna.
Feb. 1, 1964
Jaycees
Survivors Committee
Johnstown, Penna.
Gentlemen,
At the time of the Flood of 1889, my family was living at 419 1/2 Chestnut Street in Cambria City.
There are four surviving members of my family who experienced the Flood. They are:
Mrs. Tillie (Werner) Leckey, age 77
151 C St.
Johnstown, Pa.
Miss Ida Werner, age 84
151 C Street
Johnstown, Pa.
Mrs. Mary (Werner) Seiwert, age 80
319 West 21st Street
Lorain, Ohio
Sincerely,
Mrs. Anna (Werner) Wyar
Phone: 536-6528
NOTE: all four are listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet, but Miss Werner's name is listed as Ada Werner and Mrs. Leckey's name is listed as W. Tillie Leckey.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Monday, February 17, 2020

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Anna P. Varner Riddel

Mrs. Anna P. Varner Riddel, age 81
146 Gautier St.

At the time of the Flood she lived at 148 Gautier St.

NOTE: Mrs. Riddel's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet as Mrs. Anna P. Warner Riddel.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Philip Williams


Philip Williams, age 79
Oakhurst Homes
Phone: 536-0413

At the time of the Flood he lived in Cambria City.

NOTE: Mr. Williams' name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet as Philip H. Williams.


Courtesy of Debra Orner.

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Minerva Ashcom

Mrs. Minerva Ashcom, age 89, born March 24
R.D.#1 Box 157

NOTE: Mrs. Ashcom's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Luthers


Luthers Restaurant - Mundy's Corners - Intersection 22 - 219

Boyd "Buzz" Wagner


A friend of mine sent in this great colorized shot of our very own Boyd (Buzz) Wagner - the First Ace of World War Two. Born and raised right here in and around the Johnstown area.

Trolley Time



Valley Pike

Friday, February 14, 2020

West End - 1913



Something I never knew about - a swamp above Delaware Avenue. 


Incline



The Incline - Cabinet Card

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


Thursday, February 13, 2020

'36 Flood


Main Street
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Washington Street 



1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mollie Evans

Mollie Evans, age 80
514 Pine Street
Phone: 535-4291

She was living at 514 Pine Street at the time of the Flood.


Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors


1889 Flood Survivors Project - William H. Beard

William H. Beard, age 75
131 West Campbell St.
Blairsville, Penna.
Phone: 459-7197

At the time of the Flood he lived in Woodvale.

NOTE: Mr. Beard's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Trolley Time



Bedford Street

Penn Traffic



Penn Traffic - Downtown Johnstown - World War I

1889 Flood Survivors Project - The Mayer's

Mrs. Mary G. Mayer, age 76
Mr. Robert G. Mayer, age 78
1092 Estey St.
Phone:539-5716

Mr. Mayer was born February 15, 1886.

NOTE: The Mayers are listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet. Mrs. Mayer is listed as Mary Goggin Mayer.

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors