Downtown Williamsport


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A picture from the past. Who all remembers this local Restaurant?

It seems as though it was just yesterday but they have been gone for quite some time now. I hate to see the old landmarks fade away except in our memories.


Karlton


Opened January 7, 1907 as the Family Theatre primarily for vaudeville. It became the Majestic Theatre in 1909 transitioning to mostly a legitimate, live venue but mixed in film mostly with five cent kids matinees.

Under new ownership, the Majestic Theatre became the Karlton Theatre almost exclusively a film venue on September 23, 1937. The last movie screened April 22, 1951 with the theatre sold to be turned into a parking lot. Wrestling events and cooking demonstrations occurred through May of 1952. A salvage sale in September preceded its demolition in October 1952. The new parking lot was called the Karlton Parking Lot.

The Karlton Theater was on Pine Street behind the Carroll House department store, what is now M&T Bank.  My Dad use to take me to the fights that they scheduled  there at times.


Market Square c 1860

Market Street 1860


Market Square in 1936 flood

Market Square 1936 Flood


1936 floods high water mark

High Water Mark 1936 Flood West Fourth Street


1946 flood at Market Square-2

1946 Flood at Market Square


Ulman Opera House 4 East Third Street Market Square c 1875

Ulman Opera House 4 East Third Street Market Square 1875


Do You Remember



Open trolley cars leaving Market Square 1916

 Open Trolly Cars leaving Market Square 1916


Knights Templar Masonic Parade 1911

2 West Third Street 1911

Knights Templar Masonic Parade 

Picture taken in Market Square looking West on Third Street

Second Lycoming County Court House in left background.


View on West Fourth Street Williamsport

View on West Fourth Street

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