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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1956

Haydn Powell, Gloria (Hayman) Burkhart, Janice (Davies) Kunkle, Doris Gindlesberger, Jim Miller and Nancy Zobel.
Gene Brown
Doris (Boyer) Colbert and Bille Keenan.
Joyce Klaum, Bob Stiles, Dale Fike, Carol Kull, Janice Brandle, Dorothy Coulter and Marian Perry.
From the Raymond Orner Collection.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Johnson Steel

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

Richland Drive-In

VJ Repeat - Old Richland Drive-In - courtesy of Ed Troll.

Capital Hotel

The old Capital Hotel - Main Street - it's now where the parking garage is. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Main Look

VJ Repeat - Downtown Johnstown - 1920's - Rothstein's, Chas. Young, Druggist, Worner's Cacto, Bard Hotel and Woolworth.  
Click on the picture to enlarge.

In Living Color

Downtown Johnstown looking towards the Gap.

Window Shopping

Sears - Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Nathan's Department Store

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.

The Main Sign

From 1972 - work crews taking down the very large signs that used to line the streets of Johnstown. This is at the corner of Main and Bedford. The city changed the law on how big signs could be and how high and far they could stick out from a business.

A Couple of Ads

Foster's Store & Geis Store

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sixteenth Ward Hotel

Sixteenth Ward Hotel - 421 Broad Street

New $2 Million Penelec Facility

Substation - West Taylor Township


Man's Eye Blown Out - John Schrader - South Fork - August 1907 - clipping from the Johnstown Leader

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1950's

Janet Shoff and Fern Reed
Joanne Blanding
Arlene Selders, Fern Reed and Frank Hampton
George Kulback, Bib Fisher and Edith Moore
From the Raymond Orner Collection.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Trolley Time

Corrine Street - Oakhurst


The offices of Dr. Webster B. Lowman - Main and Court Streets - Downtown Johnstown - pre-1889

Canadian Fur & Friends

Along with Canadian Fur - you have Morgan Cafe and Hotel Luray. The ones on the left hand side - I just can't make out.
Click to enlarge.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


J.G. McCrory - Main Street


You are looking at the old YMCA Building on Main Street in downtown Johnstown. This one was built right after the 1889 Flood. 


Grieshop Furniture Company - 611 Broad Street - Cambria City

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Nathans - Main Street - this ad is from around 1915.

The Model Cafe

The Model Cafe - Market Street - A Full Line of Things Good to Eat

Two of a Kind

Two tintypes I ran across - they date from around 1870 or so and show Lizzie McCrory and Elias Blough. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Luna Park

VJ Repeat - In case you live in Roxbury and was wondering why it's always so wet - this is a nice shot of what was once Luna Lake - part of Luna Park where Roxbury Park is now. 


Johnstown Refrigerating Company - Vine Street

Horner Street Bridge

Horner Street Bridge

Monday, April 17, 2017

Train Derailment

Not sure what year this derailment was - my cousin took this picture of the Fairfield Avenue Underpass in Morrellville.

Trolley Time

Main Street - City Hall

Cambria Theatre

Cambria Theatre - Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1955

Betty Price and Oscar Zolbe
Shirley Stahl, Marian Perrer and Janice (Miller) Yoder
Gene Brown
Janet Shoff, Thelma, Elsie and Fern Reed.
From the Raymond Orner Collection - Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1955

Friday, April 14, 2017

Johnstown Driving Park

VJ Repeat - Johnstown Driving Park - Old Westmont. Located around where the middle school track is now.

Signs of the Times

Another VJ repeat because I like this picture: This is the old Power Gas and & Oil Station at the corner of Broad Street and Fairfield Avenue. This building and another gas station that used to occupy the site are long gone. Present day Giant Eagle (Dirty Bird) is located where you can just see the top of the roof behind the station.