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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Franklin Street

940 Franklin Street - it's now a parking lot. 

Coal Train

This was taken somewhere in the Indiana County Area.

Commercial Hotel

Commerical Hotel - Washington Street - Fine Liquors, Wines, Beer and Cigars

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Valley Drug

Valley Drug - 324 Washington Street - Downtown Johnstown - City 647 - Bell 437-R

Southern Cambria Streetcar

 Old Southern Cambria Streetcar - taken in Conemaugh in the early 1920's. The old Southern traveled from downtown (near the present Post Office Bldg) through Conemaugh Borough and over a bridge at the upper end of Gautier, then to Woodvale Heights on to Conemaugh. It passed a large picnic ground on it's way to Ebensburg.
The railway was abandoned around 1928 or so.

N.B. Swank

Store of N.B. Swank - Bedford Street 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cambria City

Cambria City looking directly at McConaughy Street - most of the homes in this picture are now gone.

Unknown Mine

Unknown coal mine in the Johnstown Area 

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Any person who shall place any wagon, cart, dray, or carriage, of any kind whatever, in any public square, street or alley within the borough, and shall suffer the same to remain more than two hours, excepting for the purpose of loading or unloading, on being convicted thereof, shall forfeit and pay for such offense a fine of not less than one nor more than five dollars.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Number 7 - Franklin

Old Blast Furnace #7, Cambria Plant, Franklin Division

McCrory's Window

Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No Fido Allowed Here

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person attending said market either as a seller or buyer, shall bring any dog with him, whether chained or otherwise, under the penalty of one dollar.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Johnstown Passenger Railway

Johnstown Passenger Railway - Car 56 - Franklin

Buzz Wagner - Final Tribute - 1943

Newspaper clipping from January 9, 1943 on the death of Buzz Wagner. The clippings are so large that they really don't scan properly. Double click to enlarge.

Woman Attacked by Vicious Bull - 1907

Woman Attacked by Vicious Bull near Salix - Mrs. M. S. Meals who lives on the Fred Hofecker Farm - August 1907

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Buried in Bills....Relax!

Downtown Johnstown

Bandura - 1976

Peter Holubz, Jr. and his bandura - a harp-like instrument - 1976

The Men Who Licked The Kaiser

End of The Great War - 1918 - Franklin Street Bridge - The Men who rolled the bullets that licked the Kaiser.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Used Cars - 1974

Used Cars Deals - Click to Enlarge

Richman Brothers

Richman Brothers - Downtown Johnstown

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Blocking of Intersections

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Any person who shall place any wagon, cart, sled, sleigh, or other vehicle, or horses or animals thereto attached, on any of the crossings at the intersection of any of the streets or alleys in the borough, shall forfeit and pay a fine of not less than one dollar nor more than two dollars for each and every offense. 

Cambria Candy Co.

Cambria Candy Company - Reymer's Candy - Tobacco - Novelities - 219 Vine Street - Johnstown

Friday, January 18, 2019

John McKenna - Engine Builder and Machinist - 1884

John McKenna - Engine Builder and Machinist - Works: Portage Street above the Gautier Wire Works - Orders by mail promptly attended to - Johnstown - 1884

Squirt - Quenches Quicker

Squirt Quenches Quicker - New Star Bottling Works - Washington Street - Johnstown, Pa.


Johnstown Plant

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Artists in Motion - 1970's

Dedication - Vision '76, the Spring Arts Festival of the Johnstown Area Arts Council, was dedicated to Van Clemenson, a member of the council's executive committee who died in mid-February. Clemenson is seen here in a self-portrait displayed "in memoriam" at the three-day event.

Keystone Hotel

The Keystone Hotel - Main Street

Porch Bros

Porch Bros - Lester Pianos - Last a Life-Time

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Cochran Swashbucklers - 1930

Cochran again - around 1930. The school cast of an unknown swashbuckling play.
A couple of closeups of the 'actors'.
This dates from around 1930.

Weiss Bros

Weiss Bros. - Home Dressed Beef, Pork and Veal - Elk Run (Norton Road)

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Meat Market Rules

 Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall be permitted to slaughter or dress any animal in said market house, or on the public ground adjoining thereto, or leave or throw any garbage or offal of any kind within said limits, or cause the same to be done, under penalty of five dollars.
NOTE to the term offal:  refers to the internal organs and entrails of a butchered animal.