Confluence of Years Ago

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Turkeyfooter

Johnstown, PA

#1 Oct 9, 2008
There use to be a little restaurant in Confluence. I can't think of the name of the place! There is a beauty shop there now. It was near where the Post Office is and on the same side of the street. Does anyone remember it's name?
I started this topic for those, like me, that are interested in Confluence of years ago. Maybe just to chat about a place that is gone or for someone trying to remember something about a place that is gone.
Confluence Girl

Franklin, PA

#2 Oct 9, 2008
I think that the restaurant you are thinking of was Brown's. They had the best food and the baked hoagies were huge!! They were at the old auction house too, but not sure which place they were at first.
Janie

Johnstown, PA

#3 Oct 9, 2008
Yeah it was Browns, they had the best wing dings too...mmmm I sure wish there was still a good restaurant around
Turkeyfooter

Johnstown, PA

#4 Oct 9, 2008
YES! Brown's! THAT'S the name of the place I was trying to think of. They had the best homefries too. Ohhh. and I had forgotten totally about their baked hoagies.. mMMMmmmm! The place wasn't very fancy inside but the food was good.
mt girl

Stoystown, PA

#5 Oct 9, 2008
Turkeyfooter wrote:
YES! Brown's! THAT'S the name of the place I was trying to think of. They had the best homefries too. Ohhh. and I had forgotten totally about their baked hoagies.. mMMMmmmm! The place wasn't very fancy inside but the food was good.
Yep and the thing is, you can't eat the atmosphere so give me good reasonably priced food any day of the week!
a friend from uniontown

Uniontown, PA

#6 Oct 9, 2008
Anybody remember Kennedy,s? It was were the the First National Bank is now. They had a little resturaunt and clothing store there. If I remember right they even sold some shoes! Not big selection but they had shoes. And on west side Walt Bowers little store. He sold lunch meat I think ... I'm not sure but they use to have a store owned by Walt Bowers. My brother bought me a pair of (what was called) go-go boots lol.

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#7 Oct 9, 2008
who="a friend from uniontown"]Anybody remember Kennedy,s? It was were the the First National Bank is now. They had a little resturaunt and clothing store there. If I remember right they even sold some shoes! Not big selection but they had shoes. And on west side Walt Bowers little store. He sold lunch meat I think ... I'm not sure but they use to have a store owned by Walt Bowers. My brother bought me a pair of (what was called) go-go boots lol.
OHH I remember Kennedy's, Clover Farm, Acme Store and Agnus Strakies<-- Beside Patton's house on Williams St. The old Culvert store too... Now you know about how old I am. Sweet memories!

Since: Oct 08

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#8 Oct 9, 2008
I Just wanted to know if any of you all remember ice skating over at Laurel Hill? or Sled riding off of Suicide Hill on Sunshine? The Brown's Cafe' really started at the Auction in Confluence..remember?? Then they moved to where the old Laundrymat was. Am I right? They had GREAT sticky buns also.
mt girl

Stoystown, PA

#9 Oct 10, 2008
FrogTowner wrote:
who="a friend from uniontown"]Anybody remember Kennedy,s? It was were the the First National Bank is now. They had a little resturaunt and clothing store there. If I remember right they even sold some shoes! Not big selection but they had shoes. And on west side Walt Bowers little store. He sold lunch meat I think ... I'm not sure but they use to have a store owned by Walt Bowers. My brother bought me a pair of (what was called) go-go boots lol.
OHH I remember Kennedy's, Clover Farm, Acme Store and Agnus Strakies<-- Beside Patton's house on Williams St. The old Culvert store too... Now you know about how old I am. Sweet memories!
Remember Prema Bowser's dress shop, Irvin Fortneys' jewelry store, Black's & oh, I can't remember the name of the other one. Then there was the old drugstore & movie theater.
Turkeyfooter

Johnstown, PA

#10 Oct 10, 2008
I don't remember Angus Strakies. What did they sell?

I DO remember Walt & Mae Bower's Store on the West Side of town. My parents bought me a pair of 'saddle shoes' there. The white & black shoes that were popular way back when HA!

Prema Bowers dress store, where was that one located?

I DO remember Kennedys store/restaurant. I had forgotten all about it so thanks for bringing that one up.

I remember Kurtz's store too. I *think* it was where Kennedys was, before Kennedys.

Didn't Joe Holt run the Culvert Gas Station?? I think Joe works at Hartmans now.

Ohhhhhhhhhh.. the Movie Theater and the gal that sold the tickets! What a memory THAT is!

Yes.. I've skated, or tried to, over at the Laurel Hill skating pond.

Anyone remember the lumber company that was behind the Culvert Gas Station??

I remember the old Acme. It was where Beggs Printing is now.

Golly, now my brain is kicking into overtime. I'm sure I'll think of more places in my memories that I'll surely share or have questions about.
Confluence Girl

Franklin, PA

#11 Oct 10, 2008
I thought that the Acme store was where the Foodmart is now. It was Foodland for years and then it shut down in 2000.
Remember Charlie Hyatt's barber shop? It was down past the bars, right beside Mountain Grill I believe.
Remember Chub's video shop?
Confluence Girl

Vandergrift, PA

#12 Oct 10, 2008
Oh yeah, forgot to mention Hall's store on westside. Also, Hall's gas station going towards Harnedsville. Does anyone remember the old postoffice in Harnedsville. Would like to know more about it?
mt girl

Stoystown, PA

#13 Oct 10, 2008
Confluence Girl wrote:
I thought that the Acme store was where the Foodmart is now. It was Foodland for years and then it shut down in 2000.
Remember Charlie Hyatt's barber shop? It was down past the bars, right beside Mountain Grill I believe.
Remember Chub's video shop?
Acme store was where Foodmart is now, but previously to that it was in the location of where Begg's Printing is now. However, Beggs Bros used to be by the culvert originally.

Prema's was located, if I'm remembering right, beside the funeral home & I believe A. Straka's store was near where Foodmart is now.

Whew, this is taking some thinking!
mt girl

Stoystown, PA

#14 Oct 10, 2008
Confluence Girl wrote:
Oh yeah, forgot to mention Hall's store on westside. Also, Hall's gas station going towards Harnedsville. Does anyone remember the old postoffice in Harnedsville. Would like to know more about it?
Oh yeah....the post office in Harnedsville was run by Mrs. Zufall. Do you remember the groc stores in Harnedsville? Harold Keslar's & Ream's which later became Wirsing's. It later burned down & was rebuilt. Do you remember Conkey Clark's barbershop?
mt girl

Stoystown, PA

#15 Oct 10, 2008
Confluence Girl wrote:
Oh yeah, forgot to mention Hall's store on westside. Also, Hall's gas station going towards Harnedsville. Does anyone remember the old postoffice in Harnedsville. Would like to know more about it?
One more: wasn't there a store/filling station near the lumberyard owned by Phelps?
Confluence Girl

Apollo, PA

#16 Oct 10, 2008
mt girl wrote:
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Acme store was where Foodmart is now, but previously to that it was in the location of where Begg's Printing is now. However, Beggs Bros used to be by the culvert originally.
Prema's was located, if I'm remembering right, beside the funeral home & I believe A. Straka's store was near where Foodmart is now.
Whew, this is taking some thinking!
Anges Strakies store was beside where the Patton's lived on Williams street. Same block as Foodmart just at the other end of the block. It was torn down a long time ago. It was 2 buildings up from the Christian church on the left side of the road.
Turkeyfooter

Johnstown, PA

#17 Oct 10, 2008
Yep. Charlie Hyatts barber shop, another one almost forgotten about. Then, not far from Charlies Barber shop was Nace's Chevrolet. I can't remember who owned it before Leroy Nace.

There was a lumber yard on the 'stretch' going from Confluence to Harnedsville too. It was on the right side of the road going toward Harnedsville. Don't remember who owned that one either.

Also, there was a place that sold pizza near the culvert. I think Sam Bass's brother ran it. Sam was one of the town cops YEARS ago.

There was a beer distributor owned by the Rascona's and also, I believe, a bar use to be where the VFW is now that was owned by the Rasconas. I can remember my folks saying that they remember seeing Mrs. Rascona up along the hillside by the railroad tracks, milking her goat.

How about the OLD JAIL!! It was near the park somewhere, possibly where the community center is, although I'm not for sure.
a friend from uniontown

Uniontown, PA

#18 Oct 10, 2008
FrogTowner wrote:
I Just wanted to know if any of you all remember ice skating over at Laurel Hill? or Sled riding off of Suicide Hill on Sunshine? The Brown's Cafe' really started at the Auction in Confluence..remember?? Then they moved to where the old Laundrymat was. Am I right? They had GREAT sticky buns also.
omg I sure do ! Remember them all. Ole Agnus could be a little crocked sometimes lol.
a friend from uniontown

Uniontown, PA

#19 Oct 10, 2008
Turkeyfooter wrote:
Yep. Charlie Hyatts barber shop, another one almost forgotten about. Then, not far from Charlies Barber shop was Nace's Chevrolet. I can't remember who owned it before Leroy Nace.
There was a lumber yard on the 'stretch' going from Confluence to Harnedsville too. It was on the right side of the road going toward Harnedsville. Don't remember who owned that one either.
Also, there was a place that sold pizza near the culvert. I think Sam Bass's brother ran it. Sam was one of the town cops YEARS ago.
There was a beer distributor owned by the Rascona's and also, I believe, a bar use to be where the VFW is now that was owned by the Rasconas. I can remember my folks saying that they remember seeing Mrs. Rascona up along the hillside by the railroad tracks, milking her goat.
How about the OLD JAIL!! It was near the park somewhere, possibly where the community center is, although I'm not for sure.
I remmeber all these places . They use to Charlie hyatt Charlie the buthcher. And the lumber yard on the stretch is where they had a bad accident that some ppl got killed . And Nace's ,rem. them aso. And the jail set at that corner there where the commuinty center is now. The rest was the playground. I use to swing on the swings alot and slide down the slide and play on the monkey bars,Rasconia's was on Oden St, right? I rem, there was a beer distrutor there.WAs that where you are talking about. Charlie Hyatt lived on Wiliams St. If i rem. correctly. Someone else bought it years ago and lives there now
a friend from uniontown

Uniontown, PA

#20 Oct 10, 2008
mt girl wrote:
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Oh yeah....the post office in Harnedsville was run by Mrs. Zufall. Do you remember the groc stores in Harnedsville? Harold Keslar's & Ream's which later became Wirsing's. It later burned down & was rebuilt. Do you remember Conkey Clark's barbershop?
I remembeer A store in Harnesville owned by I thought Parnell. It is now a house that is a persoanl care home. Also ther was a tv repair man in Harnesvill. CAn't rem. the name though.

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