|8th and Merchant Sts, Ambridge|
Courtesy of Laughlin Memorial Library archives
used with permission
The above photo shows the intersection of 8th and Merchant Sts. in 1922, looking south towards the 700 block of Merchant. The photo was probably taken from the old Ambridge Hotel which at the time was across 8th St. from the bottling works mentioned in the photo's caption:
EIGHTH AND MERCHANT STS. as the intersection looked in 1922. On the right old timers will recall the bottling plant which was destroyed by fire.In 1922, the large building on the left side of the photo was the Martsolf Furniture Company. Later, it was the site of Caplan Wholesale Grocery Company. The building was razed and is now part of the 8th St. CVS parking lot.
I do not know when the Ambridge Bottling Works, identified by the painted sign, on the right side of the photo was destroyed by the fire mentioned in the caption.
Note the streetcar tracks.
I do not know the original source of the photo. The caption would indicate that this is a post-1922 newspaper clipping. The newspaper and date of publication were not identified in the library archives.