photo above is among the hundreds of representations of Blacklick Valley contained
which has been made available for a donation. Click
here for details.
street and year, looking in other
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?
the '60's, similar view
now...looking east from Lloyd|
former "main street" has been replaced by Shoemaker Street and its newer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