Nanty-Glo Journal News
The Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society
MAY 25, 1922
HOTEL BUILDING READY FOR REMODELING
damage to the Home Hotel building which occurred recently when a "cave-in"
took place which not only imperiled the hotel but the adjoining buildings, has
been repaired and the building now rests securely on its foundations ready to
proceed with the work of remodeling at once. The foundation work was done by Contractor
Peter Corti and the work of reconstructing the big building and subdividing it
into store rooms will at once be started under the direction of Dilling &
Barnhart, according to Philip LaMantia, owner of the building. This will greatly
add to the prestige of Railroad Street as a business thoroughfare and is a substantial
indication of the belief that this borough is to be much larger in a commercial
sense within the next few years. Many outside people have remarked that Nanty-Glo
is starting to go ahead and the amount of building already scheduled for this
summer indicates clearly that we will have no difficulty in maintaining our place
as Cambria County*s second city for several years to come, at least.
MORGUE DESTROYED BY FIRE
at 7:30 o'clock Friday evening completely ruined George Ondriezek's morgue and
funeral chapel adjoining his residence on the Cardiff road. The building was gutted
and the contents including 60 or more caskets were ruined by fire, smoke and water.
The loss was around $10,000, with only $1,000 insurance on the building and none
on the contents. The origin of the fire is unknown. It was first noticed by a
passing motorist who sounded the alarm. The firemen attempted to extinguish the
flames with chemicals, but later pumped three streams of water on the blaze. The
embalming equipment in a corner room of the basement was the only part of the
property not damaged.
NEW BEAUTY SHOP
Bucci, who recently graduated from the Hammond School of Beauty Culture in Johnstown,
where he took first prize in his class for hair styling, has opened a beauty parlor
in a room adjoining the former Cozy Corner Restaurant, opposite the Heisley Store
on Lloyd St. He calls his place Dom*s Beauty Shop. In an adv. elsewhere in this
issue he extends an invitation to ladies to try the service he offers.
End ... BLH