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Because the view is slightly elevated, and Glenwood doesn't cut straight across 8th Street, but makes a shift to the west in the 800 and 900 block, I think the photo probably was taken from inside the old St. Veronica Church which once stood on the southwest corner of Glenwood and 8th Street where Good Samaritan Church's round Jericho Hall* is now.
|800 and 900 blocks of Glenwood Avenue looking north|
photo courtesy of Bob Mikush, used with permission
To the far left of the photo is the former Iron City Beer Distributor building.
The building cut off on the far right of the photo with the cars parked in its lot is the former Wall's feed and seed store. Wall's, like other Ambridge stores in that era, was closed on Sundays, and St. Veronica church-goers would use the Wall's lot for parking.
Ambridge Auto Repair was at 814 Glenwood next to Wall's, behind the Iron City trailer.
Towering above the buildings on the east side of the street are the lights for Ambridge High School's football stadium.
About half way up the west side of the street is L & S Auto Service (a Hudson and Rambler dealership) at 901 Glenwood, now the location of Kal's Body Shop.**
Where Glenwood dead-ends at 10th Street, the low white building is the Briola Ice Co. building.
The tall building to the left of the Briola building, peeking above the roof of L & S, is the old Heinz Vinegar Plant on Sherman Street.
The mill behind the right side of the Briola building is National Electric on 11th Street.
Beaver Valley Builders Supplies was at 906 Glenwood. Ambridge's newspaper in the 1950s, The Daily Citizen, was at 930 Glenwood.***
Do you remember any other businesses on those two blocks of Glenwood in the 1950s? If so, please leave a comment.
* Jericho Hall was originally Saint Veronica's grade school, replacing a brick school which stood on 8th Street and Melrose Avenue where Good Samaritan Church's parking lot is now.
** At one time, Hupmobile Sales and Service was in the 901 Glenwood building.
*** 930 Glenwood was the location of a number of other news or printing companies over the years: the Ambridge News-Herald, the Aliquippa Printing Company, and Vaughn Arnold's Citizen Printing.