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Friday, June 30, 2017

Johnstown Typewriter Company

Johnstown Typewriter Company - 225 Market Street - Phone 4-5141

JHS '31

Old Johnstown High School - 1931

L.A. Surplus

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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Go Team!

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

Early Virginia Avenue

My grandfathers sister sitting on a section of hillside that is now part of Virginia Avenue.

Rewarded for Finding Buzz

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Franklin Street

Franklin Street - Downtown Johnstown

Just Hanging Round

VJ Repeat - corner of Main and Franklin where the new Riteaid is now.


Two tintypes I ran across - they date from around 1870 or so and show Lizzie McCrory and Elias Blough. Other than that - I know nothing about these two people.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Incline

Incline Plane

Sunseri's Store

My family in front of our cousins store - Sunseri's in Prospect.
From left to right - front row - Fran (Raco) Cacicia and Annie Sunseri.
Back Row - left to right - Lucy (Cacicia) Wiley, Anna (Cacicia) Sunseri, Joe Piazza, Carmela (Vaccaro) Cacicia and Mary Jane (Mimi Cacicia) Adams.

For Sale

Leitenberger Machine Co. - 230 Horner Street - A couple of cars for sale - 1924 Dodge Truck, 1925 Paige, REO Sedan and a couple of REO Speedwagons

Friday, June 23, 2017

Trolley Time

Heading over the bridge to Ferndale

On the Corner

Today a look at a few more of the gems that used to line Main Street. Liggetts Drug Store, W.T. Grant Co. - on the second floor: Dr. Rhodes & Son (Dentists), Morrell Beauty School - above Grants is a dance studio that I can't quite read the name of.
 This is about as close as I can get it - but still not good enough for me - because I wanted to see what was in all the windows.

Sign of the Time

Cadillac - The New 90 Degree

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Zang's - We Fit Your Feet

Building a Road

VJ Repeat - This is a look at the construction of Roosevelt Blvd in the 1920's  - with the Washington Street Bridge and Point Stadium in the background. This was constructed to help ease the traffic problem along Iron Street.
What's so cool about this about this picture is you get to see a rare look at the extra set of seats on the old Point Stadium before the fire. This is about as clear as I could get it after I blew it up.

St. Anthony's

Some interior shots of St. Anthony's Church in Woodvale.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Typhoid Fever - 1907

Nanty Glo - Typhoid Fever Epidemic - Many Deaths Reported - August 1907

Inside Swank's

VJ Repeat - Inside Swanks Hardware - Downtown Johnstown  


Nathan's - The Always Busy Store

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Got Gas

Sinclair Gas Station - Horner Street

Over the River

Nice postcard shot of Roosevelt Blvd - the Lower Works right before you get to the Stone Bridge.

Just Driving Along

The new State Road - Ebensburg

Monday, June 19, 2017

Taney Drug Store

This is the drug store of John M. Taney & Co. located at the end of the Franklin Street Bridge. The business was started in 1885.

Parade Time

VJ Repeat - Downtown Johnstown 1892 - Columbus Day Parade

Foster's - '36

Foster's Department Store in the aftermath of the '36 Flood. It was located where the Senior Center is now.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Main Traffic

Newspaper clipping from the Tribune-Democrat from 1967. Shows Main Street in downtown Johnstown when it used to have traffic.

Showroom Style

Local car dealer unknown year. But still sweet to look at. 

Railroad Depot

Train Station - Downtown Johnstown.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Main Thorofare

Main Street - Fosters Department Store is on the left and on the right is what would become Wertz Drug Store - Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Richards Plumbing

Richards Plumbing & Heating - F Street


Inco Beverage - Railroad Street - Telephone 8-1243

Thursday, June 15, 2017


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

City Park

Central Park - Downtown Johnstown

Salvation Army

Salvation Army - 1936 Flood - Downtown Johnstown

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Church Time

St. John in the middle with the Home Furniture store where Coney Island is now. 
Check out the crew working on church repairs. Nerves of steel if you ask me!

On Clinton

Clinton Street looking down towards the mill.

Full Moon Time

Franklin Street by Night