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Roberts Street then...in 1943

The photo above is among the hundreds of representations of Blacklick Valley contained in the NTAMHS
CD-ROM which has been made available for a donation. Click here for details.

same street and year, looking in other direction

click for larger view

The postcard above, scanned and sent by Judy Rose, is another copy of one that previously appeared above, but was much darker and smaller. Mrs. Rose says it is dated 1943, though earlier we identified it as 1930s. For an even bigger, and more "readable" version of this same photo, click the photo, or here. Was your/your dad's/grandad's car on Roberts Street the day this was snapped?

in the '60's, similar view
and now...looking east from Lloyd

The former "main street" has been replaced by Shoemaker Street and its newer shopping center. Gone entirely are the former Edelstein Building/UMWA Hall and the former Acme (later Shadden's Department Store) buildings, now a community park. The Donofsky's Department Store of 1943, later Wolf Furniture, the first building seen in the contemporary view, is now the Nanty Glo Public Library, which also houses the offices and resources of the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Historical and Museum Society. The granite bank building, beyond, remains mostly unchanged, and still functions as the community's main savings institution.

For a more detailed description of Nanty Glo businesses in the borough's boomtown days, see George Dilling's reminiscences.

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