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Downtown Photos 1900-1925 - New Castle PA

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East Washington Street looking west towards the Diamond. The sign for the Leslie Hotel is visible on left. (c1908) Full Size

East Washington Street. The Lawrence Savings & Trust Building visible in background. (c1908)

A policeman directs traffic at the intersection of East Washington and Mill Streets – with North Mill Street leading away to the north in the background. (c1913)

Business is good in the downtown area on East Washington Street. (c1909) Full Size

A street car heads up South Mill Street. (c1908) Full Size

Looking west along East Washington Street towards the Diamond. (c1909)

East Washington Street. (c1908)

Bird’s eye view looking northwest from East Washington Street. The First Methodist Church (on left with pointed spire) and the First Presbyterian Church (in center with square tower) are visible. (c1910)Full Size

East Washington Street. (c1908)

Looking east down East Washington Street from the Diamond, with the Shenango Light & Power (later Penn Power) building visible on left. ( (c1914)

The view from the Diamond looking east. (c1906) Full Size


  1. Does anyone know about a Jos. & Eve upholstering company at the corner of Liberty and Mahoning Aves, New Castle Pa around 1931?

  2. I believe you caption for the 1st pix should say east Washington St looking west as the Leslie Hotel was on the corner of Mercer St and E.Washington St.

  3. does anyone have photos of e north st 1920 to 1945

  4. I am searching for my real grandmothers grave…maiden name Mamary died in 1919 or 1920. Married my grandfather Michael Esber
    (alias:Mike CAsper Peter. They married around 1915 or 1916. My grandfather Mike Peter was very ative in the political representation of syrian refugees who could not speak english….I am searching for my grandmothers grave…than you.

  5. I live in the state of Michigan and I take care of an elderly woman her name is Jean Myers, her dad use to own Castle Dairy in New Castle Pennsylvania does anyone know where I could try to find any pictures of her dads store ? She said her dad also sold cigars. His name was Edward Myers. Jean was born in 1923 she remembers living on Winter Ave and walking to school and walking down a hill to get to town. My name is Jennifer and my email is jbitt40@ outlook.com or my number is 18108529388
    Thank you, Jennifer Bittner

  6. Similarly my family tree has landed me in New Castle PA where my grandfathers resided from about 1912 to 1928 . They owned a florist on Washington St. Looking for any and all old photos or any helpful information.


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