Area memories March 2020

Area Memories – Here’s The Answer!

AnswerWhere was this old landmark? Baldingers Store Baldingers was first built in 1933 as a fruit stand/farm market by Allen and Dorothy Dietz Baldinger.  The paved area in the front in the first picture is old Route 19. In the 1940s a deli and sandwich shop were added featuring hams and other meats as well […]

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Area memories March 2020

Area Memories – Do You Know?

Where was this old landmark? This local place was once very different from what you see today. Do you know where in our area this photo was taken? At the time this photo was taken much of Butler and Lawrence Counties looked like this. Do you know what made Pennsylvania crude oil better than oil […]

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Area Memories Oil Derricks Hint Photo

Area Memories – Here’s The Answer!

Answer Where was this old landmark? This photo was taken from what is now Route 528 at the edge of Evans City Borough. Although there are no oil derricks there now, there was a time when they were in almost every backyard and the air was full of the thumping rhythm of hit and miss […]

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Area Memories Oil Derricks Hint Photo

Area Memories – Do You Know?

Where was this old landmark? This local place was once very different from what you see today. Do you know where in our area this photo was taken? At the time this photo was taken much of Butler and Lawrence Counties looked like this. Do you know what made Pennsylvania crude oil better than oil […]

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Toll Gate

Area Memories – Toll Gate Answer

Answer Where was this old landmark? This is a toll gate on what was then the Pittsburgh-Mercer Road but is now Perry Way at the border of Jackson Township and Zelienople. The people charged with taking the tolls actually lived in this building in order to be available any time of day or night. Tollgate […]

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Toll Gate

Area Memories – Toll Gate

Where was this old landmark? Can you guess where this local landmark stood and what it was used for? It was located on, what was then, a main road north. It was within 2 miles of Harmony but was closer to Zelienople. Its function is tied to the name of a road that was close […]

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Harmony Museum - Luntz Bridge GE

Area Memories – Rails Answer

Rails Across the Breakneck-AnswerWhere was this old landmark? Luntz Bridge in Harmony Junction on the Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle Trolley Line.   Luntz Bridge was located just off Textor School Road in Jackson Township about a mile east of Harmony in a small area known as Eidenau. The weathered piers and abutments from […]

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Harmony Museum - Luntz Bridge GE

Area Memories – Rails

Rails Across the Breakneck. Where was this old landmark? This landmark was one of the first of its kind in the United States. The big hill in the background looks over Harmony. The location has an unusual name. Two parts of this structure are still standing. When it was built, it was said that this […]

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