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TIMES HERALD ANNOUNCES THE FIRST 'MAN ON THE MOON'  JULY 29, 1969
FORMER CATTARAUGUS COUNTY BUILDING - 1970'S
Current location of Rite Aid  Pharmacy Union & Sullivan St.
STATE THEATER COMES DOWN -  1960'S
Corner of First and West State Street  
Remember the 15 cent movies of the 1950's?
SALVATION ARMY STORES - NORTH UNION ST.  1985
Former site of Dean Phipps & Denton Cottier & Daniels Music Store - 1953
CAPTAIN JOHN'S SEAFOOD CAFE-1993,     PIZZA EXPRESS-1995,     OLEAN 'S FIRST TACO SHOP-1989
ALL 3 BUSINESSES OCCUPIED THE FORMER 1960'S & 1970'S SARI MARI APPAREL SHOP SITE, 200 BLOCK OF N. UNION ST.
OLEAN'S POPULAR WEST STATE HARDWARE - 1980
Formerly run by Tom Mooney then McCoy Hardware Family
PETE PANCIO'S POPULAR NORTH END GROCERY STORE
CLOSED IN 1980'S
STEEL FOOT BRIDGE - THACHER GLASS PLANT - Early 1950's
The footbridge connected N. 3rd St. & Wayne St.
THACHER GLASS PLANT & STEEL FOOTBRIDGE
N. 4th St View - Early 1950's
NORTH UNION STREET SHOPPING DISTRICT - WEST SIDE OF STREET - 1950
OLEAN'S  POPULAR 1960'S DJ & RADIO HOST
"BIG DADDY"












OLEAN - LOOKING BACK 50 YEARS
Reflections by Victor Skadowski
FAMOUS OLEAN JAZZ MUSICIANS
Bill Easley & Betty MacDonald (
Betty died 2010)
'First Meeting in New York City - 2007' (click picture)
THE BEE HIVE GROCERY - 1950  Corner of 3rd and West State St. Olean, NY
Popular neighborhood grocery store owned by George Gabriel 1915  to 1960
1960 it became Tom Gabriel's 'The Melody Corner' Record Shop.  Moved to 235 N Union St. 1968
Melody Corner 1968
Melody Corner 1975
WARNER'S BAKERY & PIZZA SHOP 1961
Located at 13th & W. State Streets in Olean where Park & Shop now
stands.  Owned by Ruth Warner, her 1957 Olds is parked out front.  Left is
'Smart Set Beauty Salon' - Right is Howden & Son Sporting Goods & Toys
ST. JOSEPHS CHURCH ANNUAL LEBANESE 'MAHARAJAN' FESTIVAL
GARGOYLE PARK - 1996
VIDEO PART-1         VIDEO PART-2        VIDEO PART-3
FORMER SCHOOL 11 NEXT TO ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL 1987
Now the current site of Tops Supermarket Plaza
CUBA NY ANNUAL GARLIC FESTIVAL - 2007
VIDEO-CLICK HERE
OLEAN THEATER ON NORTH UNION ST. - 1950
DER HUT RESTAURANT ACROSS FROM PAUL'S STEAKHOUSE - 1970'S
Former Augostini's Restaurant - Current location of Chinese Buffet
DOWNTOWN OLEAN LOOKING NORTH - 1950'S
The shopping district was a bustling  commercial entity.
HAVEN THEATER ON WEST STATE ST. - 1951
ERIE RR DEPOT NORTH OLEAN BEFORE DEMOLITION 1980'S
Pine St. Across from The Corner Place, Wisinski's grocery & liquor stores
CENTRAL HOTEL ON N. UNION ST - 1940'S
1972 FLOOD WATERS CLOSE IN ON THE PARK & SHOP
This is the flood at it's highest stage only inches from flooding Olean
DIMITRI'S CONFECTIONARY, ICE CREAM & FOUNTAIN - 1950'S
Brothers Jim and Pete owners. Corner of N. 3rd & W. State St.
'MIZE' MARRA'S TILE SHOP - IDEAL CLEANERS - UNITED SURPLUS 1960'S
McCarthys Barber Shop & Montgomery Wards on either side.
Located on current site of Jamestown Community College,  N. Union St.
JOHN BARTLETT COIN-CYCLE SHOP 435 N. UNION ST. 1960'S
Former location of Testi's Italian Grocery 1950'S, now CVS
PORTVILLE PHARMACY, PORTVILLE NY, MAIN ST. 1950'S
OLEAN HIGH SCHOOL-DRIVERS ED  1948
Wilmer Cunkle Instructor through 40's, 50's & 60's
The cars were stick-shift with pedals for both  instructor & student
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Hamilton & Union) BURNS - 1974
DOWNTOWN OLEAN'S FIRST CARNIVAL SUMMER OF 1976 - THIS EVENT COMBINED WITH ANNUAL 'FARM-CITY DAYS' WEEKEND
The carnival was set up in the vacant lot known as 'Block 8' now the current location of Blue Bird Square across from Community Bank Building
EWING'S POPULAR LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAIN DISPLAY - 1950
'Christmas' display doubled in size - Every boys Christmas wish
A.E. EWING CO. POPULAR DOWNTOWN OLEAN BUSINESS-1950
Former W.T. Grant location across from  Olean House Hotel building.
EWING'S HOME SHOW DISPLAY- OLEAN ARMORY - Early 1950's
Sampling of something from every department in the store
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bradners department store
BRADNERS, OLEAN'S ICONIC AND FOREVER MEMORABLE DEPARTMENT STORE  - 1920'S - 1980'S
MOTEL DESOTO, WEST STATE RD. ACROSS FROM THE FORMER CASTLE RESTAURANT - 1960's