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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Richland Mall

The parking lot at Richland Mall.

Trolley Time

Franklin Loop

Johnstown Bank & Trust

Twila Keenan, Ann Morley, Donna Budney and Marian Boyer
Josephine Dolence
Sally Murphy, Kay Rodgers and Judy Probst
Marge Cober, James Graham and Juanita Kirshner
From the Raymond Orner Collection

Friday, March 27, 2020

Lower Mill

VJ Repeat - I just love this picture. I have a couple different looks at the same area. You are looking down at what is now Roosevelt Blvd from up top Haws Refractory. The bridge in the foreground was for trains and it went straight to the mill. The second bridge is what would later become the Cambria City footbridge that has since been rebuilt.

Dixie Sausage

Dixie Sausage - C.A. Young - meat company out of Johnstown.

Swank Hardware

Swank Hardware Building - Downtown Johnstown

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Grants - "The More for your Moneysworth Store".

GAR - 1907

VJ Repeat - G.A.R. - Post 28 - Indiana County will go to Saratoga Springs, New York - National Encampment - 1907

Old Trolley Time

An old Johnstown Passenger Railway car that looks like it is coming out of Johnson Steel Company in Moxham - it later became U.S. Steel.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Old Westmont

Old Westmont - Fayette Street

Union Street School

The Union Street School was constructed in 1881. It was located at Union and Lincoln Streets and served as a high school until 1891 when it was changed over to an elementary school. It continued being used as a school until 1961 before it was finally torn down a few years later.

Delaware Avenue Underpass

VJ Repeat - dated November 14, 1915 as construction on the Delaware Avenue Underpass was wrapping up.
Far too many people were being hit by trains - since the line to Morrellville was street level. So it was decided to construct a series of underpasses to help keep accidents down by elevating the tracks. There were two major problems - first off, the trolleys couldn't go up Fairfield Avenue before this and secondly - people were gettting hit by passing trains since they had to cross the train tracks to take another trolley to the rest of Morrellville.
Wish I knew who that kid was on the right hand side. Mostly likely someone from either Pennsylvania or Virginia Avenue.

Monday, March 23, 2020

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.

Cambria Theatre

Cambria Theater

Richland Drive In

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

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Band

The German-Austrian Band around 1900.

Capital Hotel

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

Sears - Downtown

Sears - Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sign of the time

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.

Main Street

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