'Vintage' OLEAN
REMEMBER WHEN........
THE CASTLE RESTAURANT -  1960'S
The way we remember it best
DESTROYS LOUIE MARRA'S DOWNTOWN DELI NOV. 1981 -  200 BLOCK N. UNION ST.
MISS NEW YORK STATE PAGENT PARADE 1960'S
NORTH UNION ST. FACING FORMER PICKUP'S
RESTAURANT AND MONTGOMERY WARD
S
PAUL'S STEAK HOUSE & DINER  1960's & 1970'S
Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, New Glen Miller Bands, along with other jazz artists showcased at
this popular Restaurant & Diner hot spot.  Many local musicians & bands played gigs here.
100 BLOCK N. UNION ST. 1960'S - SO MANY PLACES TO SHOP
Remember Christmas Shopping & Salvation Army Red Bell Ringer Huts
THE CASTLE INN & COFFEE SHOP - 1960'S
North Union St. 200 Block - West Side 1976
New Street Renovations-The Beginning of the End to Major Retailing in Downtown Olean, NY
War Vet's Park Pool 1950's
Remember the Snack Bar Stand out front, with frozen
Snickers/Milky-Ways on a stick?
Downtown Olean - 400 Block of N. Union St. 1970's
Remember the Olean Theater's sliding seats & air conditioning on
hot summer afternoons?
THE CIRCUS COMES TO OLEAN - 1950'S
Clyde Beatty Circus setting-up on Main St. Jaekle Property. Click on pictures to hear Circus Music
CUBA LAKE PAVILION - WINTER 1950'S
Think Summer- Swimming - Dances - Bands - Fun
CUBA LAKE AMUSEMENT PARK - WINTER 1950'S
EDDIE ZOGHIBE'S HOT DOG STAND
RED'S & TRUDY'S - PORTVILLE, NY
Some of the best things never change.
F & J'S DRIVE-IN 1970'S  WESTONS MILLS, NY
Car-hops..."Could you roll your window up a little".
MISS NEW YORK STATE PAGENT PARADE 1960'S
In front of former Leo's Market now Ried's Food Barn
RAZING OF BROWN BEAR & DINTY MOORE'S 1972
200 BLOCK OF N. UNION ST.
DOWNTOWN OLEAN'S  FIRST CARNIVAL,  FARM-CITY DAYS, AUGUST 1978
NOW  CURRENT SITE OF BLUE BIRD
SQUARE
ROYAL LIPIZZAN HORSES - AUGUST 1981
WILLIAM O. SMITH  RECREATION CENTER - OLEAN, NY
PORTVILLE COLONIAL DAYS - MOCK BATTLE - EARLY 1980'S
CHUCK LUCAS - FOUNDER OF PORTVILLE COLONIAL DAYS
THE GREAT COAST TO COAST RACE - DOWNTOWN OLEAN 8-2000
DRUMMERS GENE KRUPA & TOM GABRIEL
PAUL'S STEAK HOUSE
FORMER ROCKY CREST SANATORIUM  1940's
45 BED TUBERCULOUS TREATMENT CENTER, KNAPP CREEK, NY   
OLEAN TIMES HERALD'S 'EXTRA' EDITION
- PRESIDENT JOHN KENNEDY ASSASSINATION,   FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1963

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CARROL'S DRIVE-IN   1963
OLEAN'S FIRST FAST FOOD RESTAURANT
OUR TOWN - OLEAN, NEW YORK - Ariel View.......CLICK HERE
INSIDE PAUL'S STEAKHOUSE - PAUL & MARY PSATHAS - THEIR MUSIC, FOOD AND GUEST BANDS - GREAT MEMORIES
OLEAN'S ORIGINAL FASHION BUG  1970'S
OWNERS - TOM & MARY GABRIEL
OLEAN'S  EDDIE GABRIEL -  1997 AMBASSADOR TO MOROCCO
KEY TO THE CITY - OLD LIBRARY RESTAURANT
DESTROYS PAUL'S STEAK HOUSE AND DINER - 1976
DOCK AND SPEEDBOAT HOUSE AT CUBA LAKE PAVILION
SWIMMING AREA - WINTER 1950'S
THE 'ORIGINAL' CHUCK WAGON - OLEAN
THE TEEN 'BURGER HEAVEN" 1950's
CUMMIN'S CIDER MILL - PORTVILLE, NY  
ONE OF AUTUMN'S BEST MEMORIES
THE CHUCK WAGON HISTORY  -  CLICK HERE
STILL FAMILY OWNED  BY BOB AND JUDY STILES
THE MELODY CORNER - TOM GABRIEL SR. 1960
OLEAN'S FIRST SELF-SERVICE MUSIC STORE
OLEAN ENTREPRENEUR MONTY SHOEMAKER'S  'CLOUD 9' AMUSEMENT PARK ON MT. HERMAN 1960's
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SUNDAY MORNING AT MEADOWBROOK DAIRY- 1950'S
DAVE'S DANDY DINER - CORNER 5th & W. STATE - 1950'S
ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL - 1950'S
SO MANY HOME TOWNER'S WERE BORN THERE
THE MOUNTAIN CLINIC HOSPITAL - 1950'S
CORNER OF S. BARRY AND EAST STATE ST.
OLEAN JAZZ VIOLINIST
BETTY KNIESER MACDONALD
BETTY PASSED AWAY AUGUST 2010
CLICK ABOVE ON HER WEBSITE TO VIEW TRIBUTES
'VINTAGE OLEAN'  Website Compliments of.....
TOM GABRIEL & FAMILY-  OLEAN, NY
With Special Thanks to my Son Roman Gabriel
who inspired the development of this website in 2006
EMAIL:  gabriels-olean@roadrunner.com
VISIT OLEAN AREA
ARTS AND ARTIST PAGE
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OLEAN RACEWAY BANNER ACROSS RT. 16 - 1950's
CUBA RACEWAY CHAMPION RACE -1950'S
Popular Race Car Driver Dean Layfield 2nd from right
OLEAN CREAMERY GANG LOADING BUTTER WW2 - 1940'S
Remember the Taylor Maid Butter Box?
ROCK CITY PARK - KNAPP CREEK, NY
Children: Jennifer & Roman Gabriel also Scott Greene
OLEAN'S FIRST VITAMIN & FOOD SUPPLIMENT CENTER-1971
FIRE DESTROYS FORMER CENTURY  WHOLESALE,  PINE ST. 1985
OLEAN FRUIT MART - EAST STATE ST. 1960's
OWNED BY JIM &  LUCY GIANFORTE
GROSTAL SKI RESORT - ALLEGANY, NY 1960'S
Later known as Wing Hollow Ski Resort
WEST STATE ST - BETWEEN 12th & 13th ST. - WINTER SNOW STORM OF 1955
Green's Department Store, Howden's Sporting Good Store, Wentzes's TV & Electronics, Quality Cash Grocery at this intersection.
SANTA CLAUS LANE AND DOWNTOWN SHOPPING AREA - 1961
200 BLOCK (
LEFT) facing Palace Theater -  100 BLOCK (RIGHT) facing Sears
BILL PHILLIPS 4 SEASON GARDEN CENTERr - 1960's
Corner of West State and Independence Ave.

HARVEY SNEIDERMAN'S OLEAN HOUSEHOLD - 1961
Corner 7th & West State St.  Harvey-Former Olean Mayor
SITE UPDATED: JULY  2017
EXPERIENCE ONE OF BETTY'S
PLAY DATE SESSIONS............  
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EXPERIENCE BILL'S MUSIC
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NEW RETAIL ADDITIONS TO DOWNTOWN OLEAN - 1970'S
FRANK'S PHARMACY - OLEAN 1950'S
A FAVORITE HANGOUT AFTER SCHOOL OR MOVIES AT HAVEN & STATE THEATERS - FRANK SEATED IN THE LOWER PICTURE - DEDICATED PAGE COMING SOON.
CARROL'S DRIVE-IN - 1963 ON EAST STATE ST
Olean's first fast-food restaurant -  Return to 1963.....
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