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Monday, September 30, 2019

Trolley Time

Trolley Time


Another $100 check presented by Apex Television Co., sponsor of the Lucky Number program is given Mr. Oscar Chapman, 534 Vine Street, another Lucky Number Holder.

War Memorial

The War Memorial  with good old Johnstown High in the background. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

State Theatre

State Theater - Downtown Johnstown

Johnstown Bank and Trust - 1953

For the next couple of weeks - thanks to the Ray Orner Collection - we will be visiting some of the employees of old Johnstown Bank and Trust in 1953.
Ruth Hughes, Florence Mueller and Betty Rae Sheehan.
Thelma Rummel
Joan Litzinger
Janet Coulter, Nancy Moebus, Dorothy Zimmerman and Dean Fay.
Janet Maier, Pat Metzger and Betty Price.


Three Catholic High School football fans couldn't believe it was happening to them when The Democrat's photographer singled them out to pose with John Conte just after he arrived in Johnstown last night. Their rapture at actually meeting the singing star was so great they forgot, until after he left them, to ask for his autograph. The girls are left to right, Louise Kirchner, 153 Coal St. Loretta Parker, 140 Gilbert St. and Bernadette Gallagher, 342 Kennedy St. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Odds and Ends - 1853

Death of William Elricks - walking on tracks - got whacked by train along with other assorted bits from 1853

Cambria City

Another VJ repeat - Cambria City. In the center is Chestnut Street School along with a bunch of old churches.

Mowry Refrigeration - 1939

Mowry Refrigeration Co. - Bedford Street

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Trolley Time

The intersection of Frankin Street and Valley Pike.

Stone Bridge

Stone Bridge

Oakhurst Girl Honored at Teentimer Broadcast

John Conte, noted singer and master of ceremonies for the "Teen Timer Club" radio program, is shown being welcomed by David Glosser and his daughter Doris and her toy horse. 
Also mentioned is 19 year old - Miss Dorothy Margetta of 409 Decker Avenue - who was selected as the wishing well winner in a national search.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

High Above

What's interesting about this shot is that Joe Johns is gone.


Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Test Pattern

Before it was on 6 - it started on channel 13.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Ludwig House - 1970's

The old Ludwig House where Clara barton set up shop in 1889. Later home to the Pauline Gordon Funeral Home. This was taken in the 1970's.

Island Park

Island Park is in Benscreek - where St. Andrews Church is now.

USS - Family Day - 1970

Something I'm sure we must have gone to - since my father was a pattern maker.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Collins - April 1936

Collins the Cheerful Credit Store - 549 Main Street.

Assorted ads

Hollywood Beauty Shop - 405 Broad Street and E.P. Gerber &  Bro. -409 Somerset Street - April 1936.

Hell and High Water - 1936 Flood

Written by Bill Rodgers and Penn Dively - April 1936

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Franklin Street Bridge

Franklin Street Bridge

Fish Fry

Look at these prices - 1970's - I forget the exact year.

Richland Mall

This is a shot of the layout that would become the Richland Mall. Note that the drive-in was still in operation - hard to believe - just how much this section has changed since the 70's.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Luna Park

Niessner Flower

Wish this picture was a bit better. The old Niessner Flower Building in Downtown Johnstown.


Proudly, Mrs. Merle Parks, 1976 Jacoby St., watches as Sil Landino demonstrates the Television Set being presented to her for correctly identifying "Mr. Majestic".

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Site of War Memorial

Site of the present day War Memorial - that used to be Union Park. Work crews getting the piece of ground ready - they had to dig up quite a few bodies in order to build the arena.