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Youngstown: Historic Photos
« on: April 20, 2009, 09:11:57 PM »
Nice shots of downtown Youngstown before the demolitions, all set to the music of Billy Preston! Enjoy......

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 10:09:03 PM »
Thanks. There was some good stuff, but a lot of it seemed odd -- so many pictures of parking lots.

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 11:03:31 PM »
I was going to post something to the effect of "Youngstown's best parking lots" but decided against it (yep, sometimes I'm actually worried about coming across as too much of a smart ass!). Then again they maybe were trying to take pics of cars? Who knows.......

BTW, I'm looking for photos of Youngstown in the 1970s. I'm developing a concept for a photo thread with music....
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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 09:22:38 AM »
Wow... I would have loved to see the Youngstown of pre 1960s... All I know of Youngstown is blight and crime, and the few nice areas around 5th Street.

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 04:43:29 PM »
Here is another video with more recognizable places, also from the early 60's.


Downtown lost a lot of density. (especially east of Market St./Wick Ave.)  But, I'm not as impressed with the 1960's downtown Youngstown as I am with the 1910's-1940's downtown Youngstown that I've seen in pictures elsewhere.
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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 06:33:08 PM »
Wow.
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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 07:04:34 PM »
I love the cars.

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 02:01:19 PM »
Nice video, JRC. Good music, too.
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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 07:53:45 PM »
If you're interested in Youngstown history and you're not following this guy on Facebook, you should....

Lost Youngstown (this episode: the Uptown District)

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2016, 01:28:38 PM »
And a book...
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Youngstown: New Hotel
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2016, 10:48:28 AM »
Progress Report on new downtown hotel.

It is full steam ahead in converting the Stambaugh Building into a hotel.

Most people don't know it, but this new hotel will be the second hotel to occupy this site. Back in the 1899's the Park Hotel was located here and it was demolished to build the Stambaugh Building.
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Re: New Hotel
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2016, 10:58:21 AM »
Here is a picture of the old Park Hotel that was located on the land were the Stambaugh Building stands today.

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 09:47:15 AM »
Federal Street looking festive...


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Wick Avenue...

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2017, 02:31:26 PM »
If you looking for historic photos of Youngstown, you should also check out: http://www.metromonthly.net/ (that's where the first videos in this thread came from)

A couple of my favorites include: a shot of station #7, at the corner of Madison and Elm, before a fire (ironically) destroyed the attic, and a semi-aerial shot of what is now the YSU campus.  The photo showed Jones Hall surrounded by homes.

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2017, 07:34:42 PM »
The Voyager Motor Inn was a seedy 1950's/1960's hotel that closed in 1974. This is the only known photo of this hotel that I have found.

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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2017, 03:09:06 PM »
The Voyager Motor Inn was a seedy 1950's/1960's hotel that closed in 1974. This is the only known photo of this hotel that I have found.

Found another image (below). It's an artist's rendering when the motel was proposed for construction in the early 1960s. Turns out the Voyager Motor Inn was completed in 1963 at 129 Market Street (now the site of the Thomas Ambros Federal Building & US Courthouse), just south of Central Square. When it closed in 1974, it was the last downtown motel/hotel until the Doubletree opens in the Stambaugh Building.

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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2017, 04:18:06 PM »
While saving the above picture in my Youngtown history folder, I came across a photo that will probably be of interest here. It's an aerial photo of 1950s downtown Youngstown, looking westward. The photo was intended to show the various railroad lines through downtown, including passenger stations and railroad freight terminals. Here is the color coding:

Blue - New York Central RR [still active]
Yellow - Erie RR [abandoned 1982]
Red - Pennsylvania RR [partially active]
Light blue - Baltimore & Ohio RR [still active]
Green - Lake Erie & Eastern RR (subsidiary of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie RR) [abandoned 1993]
Tan - Youngstown Belt RR [abandoned east of the West River Crossing, date unknown]
Light green - Republic Iron & Steel Co. (narrow-gauge -- note it tunneled under the PRR and I believe it went under the B&O too nearer to Center Street) [abandoned early 1980s]
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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2017, 08:20:57 PM »
Very cool rendering KJP. Just a few blocks away my mom worked at McKelvey's department store before I was born. It later became Higbee's department store. I love those vintage vertical signs.


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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2017, 03:30:42 PM »
I had no idea what the Dollar Bank building looked like before it was covered in its horrid 70's skin.

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2017, 03:31:47 PM »
Here is another...

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2017, 03:58:02 PM »
I had no idea that it had been modernized.
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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2017, 04:13:00 PM »
Yes, Dollar Bank was quite a building. Definitely a Pittsburgh/Western PA influence.

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2017, 07:44:41 PM »
The Schofield Building in Cleveland. Youngstown take note. One can dream.

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Re: Youngstown: Historic Photos
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2017, 07:18:06 PM »
The Schofield Building in Cleveland. Youngstown take note. One can dream.


Too bad Congress is near to ending two of the most important tax credit financing tools that make such historic restorations possible.

The above photo looks north up Wick Avenue. This one looks East on Federal Street in pre-urban renewal days...
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I tried to book a room for next month but it is all sold out.  :(

http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/may/13/youngstown-history-hotels/

Youngstown: A History of Hotels

YOUNGSTOWN

A city directory from 1918 lists 17 hotels downtown – and that’s just the hotels that paid for the listing.

A century later and the city is now awaiting the arrival of its first hotel since the 1970s with the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel later on Tuesday.

“I don’t think we can imagine how dynamic and exciting” that downtown was, said Bill Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

Downtown Youngstown was the place to be for a lot of reasons, and it had multiple train stations that brought in people from all over the country.