|500 block of Merchant Street, Ambridge|
photo courtesy of Betty Lazorisak, used with permission
The photo above shows the 500 block of Merchant Street looking north. The exact year of the photo is unknown, but the Mustang parked in front of Paul's Bakery puts it no earlier than the mid-1960s. The Christmas decorations on the light poles means the photo was taken before or just after Christmas.
The parking spaces are mostly filled, but there are only a few pedestrians in the photo, which seems odd for Ambridge at that time.
I couldn't see all of the businesses' signs in the photo, so I haven't been able to identify them all, but I see:
On the left, which is the west, odd numbered side of Merchant:
Paul's Bakery, 511 Merchant Street
Ambridge Army & Navy Store, 517 Merchant Street
Altmeyer's, 519-523 Merchant Street
Anderson's Candy, 529 Merchant Street
Georgann's Tots N' Teens, 537 Merchant Street
Fashion Hosiery, 551 Merchant Street
G.C. Murphy, 561-565 Merchant Streets
On the right, which is the east, even numbered side of Merchant:
Ambridge Savings and Loan, 506 Merchant Street
Davidson's, 510 Merchant Street
Town and Country Bar, 540 Merchant Street
For my ever-growing list of pre-1970 Ambridge businesses check my List of Lists.