This is for the people that haven't been back to Tarentum for awhile and wonder what it looks like today. Some places are gone some have changed, like Henrys, gone, but you still will visualize where the places used to be and how it was. Good old Tarentum. When I meet people they ask where Iâm from, I tell them Tarentum but I now live in Natrona Hgts. Another question I get asked a lot these days are why in the hell did you get on the school board? Well the number one reason among many others is there was rumors that the past board wanted to tear down my Alma Mater. Me said over my dead body.
I am working on pictures from the past also. That will be the next project. So if any of you can contribute with some kind words and some pictures I would really appreciate it.
Oh. I was talking to old dog Tim Christy and he is going to hook me up with some pre-60âs year books
Remember to enlarge the picture, most will if you click on that pic.
Thanks and enjoy
Saturday, August 05, 2006
CHIPPED HAM AND THE DOUBLE CONED ICE CREAM, VACANT NOW KUMERS BAKERY NOW A DANCE STUDIO
TARENTUM TRAIN STATION
THIS IS NOW A RESTAURANT THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED FINE DINNING. I REMEMBER BOARDING THE TRAIN TO KENNYWOOD FROM HERE.
OPERA HOUSE ON CORBET ST.
AS THE MARKER READS, TARENTUM OPERA HOUSE. IT HAD A BEAUTIFUL BALL ROOM UPSTAIRS. THE STORES I REMEMBER ON GRD. LEVEL WAS SHAKENS FURNITURE,JEWELRY STORE, GREEKS AND I THINK A DRUG STORE
THIS MONUMENT WAS BUILT ON THE MOUTH OF BULL CREEK WHERE THE FORT BACK IN THE EARLY DAYS ONCE STOOD
BULL CREEK UP-STREAM, TRAIN BRIDGE, BACKGROUND W 7TH AVE BRIDGE BULL CREEK DOWN-STREAM TO THE MOUTH OF ALLEGHENY RIVER
USED TO BE Y.M.C.A. MILL STREET,BUILDING ON LEFT WAS GREENWALDS FORD, REMEMBER THE STEPS ON RIGHT(GROWN IN NOW), ACROSS THE STREET WAS HENRYS
LOOKING SOUTH W 7TH LOOKING NORTH ON W. 7TH
USED TO BE BARDS DAIRY, NEXT TO IT DRUBKAS BAR. THE M T LOT WAS THE PALACE THEATER USED TO BE MURTLANDS
Thursday, August 03, 2006
THE CENTER BUSINESS (WEBS)
WAS NICKS POOL HALL
WAS MANOS THEATER AND BOWLING ALLEY
WHO REMEMBERS WHAT THIS CENTER BUILDING WAS USED FOR?
St Clements, 1st Ward, 2nd Ward, 3rd Ward
HER NAME IS FEBE AND I KNOW THE DUDES THAT MADE HEADLINeS IN 65 THAT PUT SOAP DETERGENT IN THE FOUNTAIN,,,I'M PLEADING THE 5th.
THE CANNON SHRUNK A LITTLE SINCE OUR DAYS THE BRIDGE IS HIDDEN IN THE FOREGROUND
JUST A SHORT WALK FROM TARENA, ENTRANCE TO THE PARK
WHO COULD FORGET THIS PLACE
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
DOWNTOWN TARENTUM, CORBET ST.
NowThenCLICK TO ENLARGE
BANKS ON CORBET & 6th
Lock St. looking towards riverOld boat landing on Lock St. New boat landing
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
I think these tanks should be designated a Historical Landmark? This was the swimming pool for us boys from W. Tarentum. Really? We only got caught once. They now have lids.
TARENTUM BRIDGE / PLAYGROUND BELOW
Looking down Ross St. towards Henrys
This is the original bell from the bell tower that was located above the clock.
I tried to duplicate this picture with the one taken way back when on the opening page of the Redcat page. The Rapp family still live in the house beside play-ground
Does anyone remember what the protruding dorm was?
HOW MANY OF US GAZED AT THESE STEPS AS UNDERCLASS MATES AND SAID “ I’M GONNA STAND ON THEM ONE OF THESE DAYS”
THE ADDITION TO THE RIGHT WAS ADDED A FEW YEARS BACK. IT WAS THE PARKING LOT AND BEFORE THAT A CHURCH
I TRIED TO GET AS CLOSE TO THE ANGEL THE PICTURE WAS TAKIN IN THE YEAR BOOK