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Sunday, May 31, 2020

1889 Flood Survivors

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Unknown Plot


Actual photographic look of the Unknown Plot at Grandview from the 1920's.
Note couple of the people standing around. 

Auto Laundry

Auto Laundry - 356 Stonycreek Street

First Old Coopersdale Bridge


Old Coopersdale Bridge - this is the first of three that have been built at the spot where it crosses the river.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Chapin Arch

The old Chapin Arch at Grandview Cemetery.

Island Park - 1906

Island Park was located near Benscreek in the area near the present St. Andrew's Church. It featured quite a large picnic ground. The area was served by street car from the city. The Windber-Johnstown line also went near the place. Besides being an overnight stay for people coming to Johnstown via the Somerset Pike or the Davidsville Road, the hotel was well known for its famous Sunday dinners. During the winter season people would drive by sleigh from the city to the hotel for an evening meal. In the summer, a large swimming pool made the park a popular spot for young and old alike hoping to escape the heat. 

Virginia Avenue

My grandfathers two sisters on the left at the lower end of Virginia Avenue - August 1924 - right by St Paul Church.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Frosty Corner


Franklin and Main - Downtown Johnstown

Lincoln Building


One of the leading office buildings in Downtown Johnstown around 1900 was the Lincoln Building on Franklin Street facing Lincoln Street. Later Cambria Savings and Loan occupied the site. 
A shop was on the first floor. The upper floors were occupied by doctors, lawyers, insurance offices and lodge rooms. It was a stone and brick structure, extending from Franklin Street to the alley in the rear. 
Next to it on the right was the First Lutheran Church. Both buildings were destroyed in the most disasterous fire in the history of the city up to that time - March 17, 1918, when the Rose and Suppes buildings - also on Franklin Street were destroyed. The fire jumped across the rear alley and destroyed the old Kline's Store on Main Street. Kline's later built a store in the 300 block of Main. 

Central Park


Central Park

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Pre-1889


VJ Repeat - One of the many stately homes that used to be along Main Street - before the 1889 Flood.

Corner Station

The Corner Service Station - Fairfield Avenue and F Street

Farrell Plumbing & Heating


Farrell Plumbing & Heating - Sanitary Engineers

Monday, May 18, 2020

WCRO


WCRO - Century Broadcasting Corp. - Tel. 9-8539

Haws House

Residence of Henry Haws - 1894
One of the showplaces of the time belonged to Henry Haws, son of the founder of Haws Refractories. His home was located on Vine Street where the First Lutheran Church is now located. 

Trolley Time


Ferndale

Thursday, May 14, 2020

L.A. Surplus


VJ Repeat - L.A. Surplus - Downtown Johnstown - the store was located on Market Street

Trolley Time

Main Street

Cochran

A rare look at the old bleachers at Cochran - late 1920's.
This is the best I could get - with a closeup.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Finding Buzz


Lt. Col. Jack Bowman hands a $1,000 check to Dave Evans who found the body of WWII Fighter Ace - Buzz Wagner.

JHS - '31



Johnstown High School - 1931


WAVE


WAVES - on the left is Seaman Helen Freidline of Vickroy Avenue.