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The Bercaw Hotel in Ashville from possibly the turn of the century (1899-1900)

Photo submitted by Mary Ellen (McCarty) Thorpe

Johnstown, PA - 1920 - Business section at Main Street (A postcard picture taken from the Fort Stanwick Hotel balcony or rooftop looking across the street)

Photo submitted by Bob Wissinger

View in Island Park, Johnstown PA. This post card was in a photo album of my grandmother - Susanna Gillman Shartz. The card was given to her son Luther Gillman Shartz. It was never stamped nor mailed. The back of the card says: This space may be used for Correspondence after March 1st, 1907.

Photo submitted by Phyllis Schrock

Hinckston Run Dam, Johnstown, PA. This is a post card from the photo album of Susanna Gillman Shartz. The card was given to her son, Luther Gillman Shartz, by his Aunt Sarah. The card was not mailed so I have no date. The back of the card said that it was printed in Great Britain.

Photo submitted by Phyllis Schrock

Oil Pump Station, Myra, Pa. This charcoal colored card was postally used and mailed Oct. 9, 1910 from Indiana, PA to a Mrs. G. R. Waltimmire in Heilwood, PA. This postcard and the one following are of the same station at Myra, just done from different angles.

Photo submitted by Ron Weekes

Pumping Station, near Portage, Pa. This color card was printed sometime after 1909 but was not postally used. This postcard, and the one above, are the same pumping station from different angles. Perhaps this one says "near Portage", because Portage was a larger community.

Photo submitted by Ron Weekes

St. Nicholas Church, Nicktown, 1915

Photo submitted by Deanna Hoppel

August 27, 1947, Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Carrolltown. The photo is of historical significance because it shows the beautiful hand carved German Altar that graced the Church for many years and was long ago dismantled and removed. Bride: Mary Therese Connell (Carrolltown), Groom: Michael Otto Ryan (Cresson), Maid of Honor: Bertha Dillon Semelsberger (Carrolltown), Best Man: John F. Connell (Carrolltown)

Photo submitted by Judith R. Nathan

This is an old photo of the William Penn Monument at Cherrytree. My Grandmother Mary Amelia (Millie) Lantzy is in the front row far right.

Photo submitted by Marianne Martin

Tunnel Hill Post Office; Patrick O'Dowd & his 2nd wife Matilda Benden Donoughe & daughter Margaret (from his 1st marriage to Mary Matilda George). They are standing in front of his Grocery & Notions store. (Note: his name is on the sign). This was also the Tunnel Hill Post Office. (Patrick O'Dowd was Tunnel Hill Postmaster late in 1906).

Photo submitted by Mary Bayliss

Sankertown School.

Photo submitted by Bob Rittner

Sankertown School after the fire. Does anyone know what year the fire was?

Photo submitted by Bob Rittner

An old photo of Walnut Grove. I do not know the year that it was taken, but the photographers were J.S. & H.J. Mock, Amateur Photographers, 1008 Bedford St., Johnstown, PA.

Photo submitted by Don Callihan

An old postcard of Cresson, PA in winter long before the snow plow era.

Photo submitted by Mark A. O'Neill

A 1920's era photograph of Blandburg, PA.

Photo submitted by Scott Evanskey

Stone Bridge, Johnstown, Pa.

Photo submitted by Nancy M. Lorz

Site of South Fork Dam, Johnstown, PA dated 1908. Card is addressed to Miss Pearl Stutzman Dilltown PA

Photo submitted by Nancy Miller Lorz

Memorial Hospital Johnstown, PA. No date on card. Name on back of card is Mrs. R. C. Froelich (of whom I have no knowledge). No message. Card was never mailed.

Photo submitted by Nancy M. Lorz

This is the interior of St. Brigid's Catholic Church Lilly, PA, before the fire in the early 1970's. It is a post card published by the Aerial Farm Statistics, 1752 Broadway, Toledo Ohio. I can't find a year on it but my Mother had told me it was taken in the late 1950's or early 1960's.

Photo submitted by Brigid Sowinski

This picture is a postcard mailed to me in 1973 of the Sonman Tipple.

Photo submitted by Anna June (Gorba ) Hermsdorfer

Bird's Eye View of Penna. State Sanatorium, Cresson, Pa.

Photo submitted by Mary Bayliss

Children's Playgrounds, Penna. State Sanatorium, Cresson, Pa.

Photo submitted by Mary Bayliss

View of Main Buildings and Grounds, Penna. State Sanatorium, Cresson, Pa.

Photo submitted by Mary Bayliss

West Wing, Penna. State Sanatorium, Cresson, Pa.

Photo submitted by Mary Bayliss

Administration Building, Penna. State Sanatorium, Cresson, Pa.

Photo submitted by Mary Bayliss

Unit No. 2, Penna. State Sanatorium, Cresson, Pa.

Photo submitted by Mary Bayliss

My mother, Lyda Roena Melhorn, was born in this house. It is 228 High St. Cresson. This picture was taken just prior to completion. It was built by my carpenter grandfather, Peter Melhorn. This picture was taken in 1919 and my mother was born in December of that year. As far as I know, the house still stands.

Photo submitted by Marie Speck

This picture is of the interior of St. Thomas Aquinas RC Church in Ashville before March 1943, when it burned down.

Photo submitted by Mary Ellen (McCarty) Thorpe

St. Marys Church (Slovish Catholic) Main St. & Sonman Ave, Portage PA.

Photo submitted by R. Don Troxel

Century Ribbon Mills, Farren Street, about 1918. Portage PA.

Photo submitted by R. Don Troxel

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Portage, Pa. About 1905.

Photo submitted by R. Don Troxel

Old Evangelical Church on Mountain Ave., Portage, Pa.

Photo submitted by R. Don Troxel

Hopfer's Hardware Store corner of Main & Jefferson Portage, PA before the streets were paved with brick.

Photo submitted by R. Don Troxel



The original homestead with John and Catherine standing in yard. This picture is on the wall of the homestead. The second picture is the homestead as it is today. Notice the tin roof , put on by Ambrose and Gilbert Hogue.

Photo submitted by Lois Crissman

Original Hogue Hardware, Cresson, Pa. C. J. Hogue is in the picture, but I don't know who the other men are.

Photo submitted by Lois Crissman

The main entrance of the Schwab estate in Loretto, 1921. Submitted by Charles's first cousin twice removed, Jack O'Connor.

Photo submitted by Jack O'Connor

Photo is labeled Alice Costello Store, Milk Depot, Altoona, PA, 1918. [This is possibly Alice J. Costello, born 1873, daughter of Miles & Margaret (Breen) Costello. She is a sister of Richard H. Costello.]

Photo submitted by Debbie Kenyon

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