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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Corner Stores

Franklin and Main

Clinton Street

Another old one I haven't posted for a while. With a bunch of new readers coming aboard they would have missed this the first time around. That is the Swank Building on the far left.

Free Tickets

Now playing at the Cambria Theater - The Trial of Vivienne Ware

Monday, February 27, 2017

Market Street

A very nice view of Market Street 

New Set of Wheels

Interesting picture sent in by reader George S. All I know is - that this is Johnstown - but as to the make of the car...I haven't a clue. 

NEVER let on by looks that it's HOT!

Morrellville Cleaners

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1953

From the Raymond Orner Collection. 
Bill Neff and Joe Euen.
Janet Folton and Marlene, Lura Mae Sharp
Bertha Robinson and Thelma Rummel
Thelma Rummel, Marlene, Janet Felton and Bertha Robinson
Nancy Moebus, Janet Coulter - Marlin Stutzman and Darlene Emigh.

Friday, February 24, 2017


The Lone Ranger and his horse Silver brought to you by the Harris-Boyer Bakery.

Paddy Wagon Time

VJ Repeat - Paddy Wagon Time - Public Safety Building

Another APEX Winner

Another $100 check presented by Apex Television Co. sponsor of the Lucky Numbers program is given to Mike Dudak, 128 Branch St., Johnstown, another Lucky Number holder.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Nathan's Department Store

Nathan's Department Store - Main Street. It later became Jupiter's with the squeaky wooden floors that had a smell all their own. That kind of thing is something I truly this age of the big box store.

Jewish Social Centre - 1934

Jewish Social Centre - Franklin Street - May 1934
I have no idea if these were local folks or not - most of this is in Hebrew.

Quizdown Class Winners

Janice Bailey, Simeon Margolis, Dolorese Shuma, Carol Ann Protzeller and John Kolostyak

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Morrell School

Morrell School - Barron Avenue and D Street - now the site of St. Francis Church.


Downtown Johnstown

Johnstown Passenger Railway

Johnstown Passenger Railway - the tracks for the lines - made a Johnson Steel Company in Moxham. It later became U.S. Steel. They were known for the quality of their rails both in the U.S. and worldwide.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Look at me there in the window of the old Reese & Bernard Electric Company. 

Softie Freeze

Another old favorite of mine that I haven't posted for a while - Stuver's.

Some Feat With Frozen Feet - 1950

Neither snow nor sleet nor frozen feet could keep Judy Kolar, 8. from her appointment with fellow students from Washington School on the quizdown show. Judy, after trudging through the deep snow in sub-freezing weather, arrived at the studio with a pair of frozen feet. She was taken to Lee Hospital for treatment, but she refused to be taken home until after the broadcast. Patrolmen Kurtz and Boldin took Judy to her home, 206 Morgan Place, Prospect, in a cruiser after the broadcast.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Heated Sidewalks - 1950's

Working on laying the pipes down for heated sidewalks - Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Woolf & Reynolds

Woolf & Reynolds - Clothing Store - Downtown Johnstown - 1907

Bottom of Prospect Hill

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1953

Dick Bloom and Bob Fisher
George Kemery and Marian Boyer
Marian Boyer and Barbara Grove
Beverly Eisele
Beverly Coulter and Ann Morley
From the Ray Orner Collection of Johnstown Bank and Trust - 1953.

Friday, February 17, 2017

August Crop of Snake Stories - 1907

Snake Stories - August 1907 - clipping from the Johnstown Leader

U.S. Steel - Moxham

Grand Program for Grandparents

Mr. and Mrs. George Wise, 924 Bedford Street, beam with pride as they listened last night to their grandson, 17 year old George Pheasant, playing "When Yuba Played the Rumba on a Tuba" over an NBC hookup. Young Pheasant is the Dale High School senior who won himself a berth with the Horace Heidt Musical Knights. He played before an audience of 14,000 last night in Cleveland Arena. Heidt said the youth is on "of the greatest finds in all my travels through America". The famous orchestra leader predicted a bright future for the local youth. 
Note: I have almost this exact Zenith radio. Up until I moved - it sat in my living room. Wish I had the room for it now.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trolley Time

A Walk in the Park

Somerset and Haynes Streets - Picking Funeral Home

Future Fliers

Left to right: Klare Kunkle, Ward Berkey, Charles Klym, Donald Stutzman, Donald Boyer, Robert Haughton and Harold Mishler.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

May 1, 1894

JHS Chemistry

Johnstown High School - 1931 - at work in a chemistry laboratory.

New Owners of Morrellville Store

Frank Pentrack Jr, John Heider and William Atty are now operating Steve's Fod Market, 159 Fairfield Avenue. The business has been purchased from Stephen Stovalsky, who for many years was with the Cupp food market chain here and later entered the field for himself.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Edgewood School - 1970

Reader Natalie Vitalie Urban sent in this shot of the old Edgewood School on J Street being torn down in 1970.

Mammoth Radio Value

Glessner's - Why You Get More For Less - 1939
$69.95 = $ 1158.30 in 2013

Readied For Active Duty In The Navy

Eighteen men of the Battalion 4-20, Divisions 447 and 418, Naval Reserve, will leave Johnstown early Sunday morning to begin a tour of active duty. They will go to the Philadelphia Naval Yards. In a preview demonstration last night at the Naval Reserve Training Center, Coopersdale, the men seemed happy regardless of the fact that they soon would be in training again.
Pictured - left to right from the bottom of the steps
First Row: Robert Zeiler, Eugene Verbano, Dalles Stiles, Michael Mindala.
Second Row: Homer Lloyd, Silvio Landino, Henry McClintock, Francis Vanderberg, Henry Wertz.
Third Row: Frank Petak, John Haskins Jr., Joseph Stibich, Randell Smith, William Rennie.
Fourth Row: Paul Miller, Edmund Worley, Andrew Piskura and Harry Horner.