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Tasteful friends, found us a beauty!

In booming Johnstown, PA!

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by Anonymousreply 30412 hours ago

A real circa 1971 time capsule.

by Anonymousreply 111/16/2020

Like a time capsule.

Is that singer Connie Francis's home?

by Anonymousreply 211/16/2020

To grandmother's house we go!

I love how many of the rooms are arranged with the (hideous) furniture flush against the walls, providing what designers call "shouting distance" between guests when they are seated.

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by Anonymousreply 311/16/2020

Please tell me it comes furnished!

by Anonymousreply 411/16/2020

Some grandma with aqua net hairdo and polyester pantsuits once lived here.

by Anonymousreply 511/16/2020

Gaudy.

by Anonymousreply 611/16/2020

That's actually a ton of space, especially for a time capsule home. Surely at least the amazing custom drapes come with the sale.

by Anonymousreply 711/16/2020

You could tell how tasteful it wasn't going to be from the garage painted like a store in Panama City, Fla that sells t-shirts that say suggestive things.

The living room has one coffee table in the Brasilia style and the other in fake Louis XVI. Yikes.

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by Anonymousreply 811/16/2020

After deep state takes my job away, I know where I move! This place is wonderful! And luxurious! I’m sure this is a beautiful neighborhood with beautiful neighbors who mostly voted for me! 🤡

by Anonymousreply 911/16/2020

My eyes! 🤮

Nonetheless, kinda want.

by Anonymousreply 1011/16/2020

Italians for sure.

by Anonymousreply 1111/16/2020

That house needs to die in a grease fire.

by Anonymousreply 1211/16/2020

For $160K quite nice and big.

I'd change a lot for sure, but the house itself looks pretty good for that price range.

Really in BFE though. Town of 21,000 people.

by Anonymousreply 1311/16/2020

Damn, the property taxes are 733 a month. Is that typical for the state?

by Anonymousreply 1411/16/2020

Do the hangers come with it? I like to hang up my caftans.

by Anonymousreply 1511/16/2020

I like it.

by Anonymousreply 1611/16/2020

R14: Johnstown has been greatly depopulated (1/3 of its peak 1920-50 population). lost its industrial tax base and over half the children live in poverty. So, yeah, someone has to pay to keep up the infrastructure and that's why the house will sell for a fraction of what it would take to build it.

by Anonymousreply 1711/16/2020

Beautiful. I love house museums.

by Anonymousreply 1811/16/2020

Every fixture, every finish, every color scheme is an assault on good taste. However, it is 5000 sq.ft. and can be made beautiful inside.

But the exterior... :-(

by Anonymousreply 1911/16/2020

You know, on this one, I would buy it and not change a single thing. Then I would just go over to the house, clean it weekly, and let it stay in its current state. Can you imagine in 2040 someone walking in and seeing all this?

by Anonymousreply 2011/16/2020

All of the ceilings look like the bottom of a microwave oven.

by Anonymousreply 2111/16/2020

It may be tacky, but I love any house that is frozen in time. I'd not change a thing.

by Anonymousreply 2211/16/2020

Is that a terrazzo floor in the garage?

by Anonymousreply 2311/16/2020

I love the low ceilings!

by Anonymousreply 2411/16/2020

Who do I blow to get a floor plan? 4 living rooms! 2 kitchens - one light, one dark!!

by Anonymousreply 2511/16/2020

I feel as though I've just binge watched the entire run of The Brady Bunch, 100 times.

by Anonymousreply 2611/16/2020

its a nice neighborhodd, It could be an MCM dream for someone

by Anonymousreply 2711/16/2020

Oh, god. My stomach hurts.

by Anonymousreply 2811/16/2020

The tiny crucifix over the couch.

Let's ignore how tacky it is and let's talk about the ratio of "art" to wall space.

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by Anonymousreply 2911/16/2020

Why does it have a big circle in the ceiling? Was something covered up?

by Anonymousreply 3011/16/2020

Just ignore the urine in the luxurous wall-to-wall carpeting. A little club soda will get that out in a jiff!

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by Anonymousreply 3111/16/2020

^^That's where a polka band drops down for family get togethers

by Anonymousreply 3211/16/2020

Booming Johnstown, PA! is a very hard sell for houses.

This one sold a couple months ago for $215K.

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by Anonymousreply 3311/16/2020

A bi-level nightmare! I think this is what is called a closed floor plan......

by Anonymousreply 3411/16/2020

Do my eyes deceive me, or is that an 8-track player built in to the kitchen wall?

This house looks like the scene of a low-level mafia hit.

by Anonymousreply 3511/16/2020

I love the bathrooms!

by Anonymousreply 3611/16/2020

R33: That place is beautiful---lots of original detail with tasteful updates.

by Anonymousreply 3711/16/2020

What is the panel with the handle above the built-in desk? Garbage chute?

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by Anonymousreply 3811/16/2020

I'm getting a Persian funeral director vibe from the place

by Anonymousreply 3911/16/2020

R33 That's a pretty house with beautiful hardwood floors. I love seeing green trees outside almost every window. I did laugh at the toilet plunger in one of the bathrooms.

by Anonymousreply 4011/16/2020

A local man painted his garage doors in a similar manner as a lovely tribute to his wife. He wasn't a great painter but it was a nice gesture.

Of course, everyone complained about it.

by Anonymousreply 4111/16/2020

R38, that's a safe, I think. It looks 2D and like it's mounted inside the wall because of the angle of the photo, but it juts out quite a ways. Awkward for working at that desk.

by Anonymousreply 4211/16/2020

I love the vanity area in the bathroom with the low hanging chandelier---elegant! I love the Fleur de Lys bathroom with blue tub and the rumpus room with wet bar and swivel stools! What fun!

by Anonymousreply 4311/16/2020

R38 maybe that’s the intercom.

“TITICACA TO THE SINK CUPBOARD!!!!!”

by Anonymousreply 4411/16/2020

R38--I think it's a laundry chute for sending kitchen towels down to the washer in the basement. The panel above that probably controls the intercom and house-wide sound system!

by Anonymousreply 4511/16/2020

R33, that house is gorgeous. I love everything except the radiators.

by Anonymousreply 4611/16/2020

The arrangement of the small library above that desk suggests the distinctive work of Goop's personal book curator. Perhaps this was one of his earliest projects?

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by Anonymousreply 4711/16/2020

I like it a lot...it has huge rooms, and has great potential. Just stripping the furnishings and draperies and carpets would improve it. I'd take it, especially for the price!

by Anonymousreply 4811/16/2020

Love the house at R33; Johnstown appears to be an hour & 1/2 outside Pittsburgh - too far to commute & it's not far from Seven Springs, so I'm guessing winters are tough (as in "Overlook Hotel" tough). It's a step towards taming redneck Western PA, but just the pictures make me depressed

by Anonymousreply 4911/16/2020

Only if they've fixed that flood problem.

by Anonymousreply 5011/16/2020

Looking at wiki R17, looks like they've lost 10% since the last census alone.

As nice as the house R33 mentioned, I'd be nervous buying a place with no real expectation of being able to re-sell.

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by Anonymousreply 5111/16/2020

Johnstown, PA: Where dreams go to die!

by Anonymousreply 5211/16/2020

According to Zillow, property taxes are $8285 per year.

$793 per month is estimated principal and interest, I believe.

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by Anonymousreply 5311/16/2020

Johnstown? Aren't they overdue for a flood?

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by Anonymousreply 5411/16/2020

TWO full kitchens (one with laundry facilities)?

by Anonymousreply 5511/16/2020

Is that a Noguchi coffee table?

by Anonymousreply 5611/16/2020

Hollywood producers should buy up places like this as film sets. It’s probably super cheap to film in Johnstown, and this would make the best 1970’s mobster house.

by Anonymousreply 5711/16/2020

Not one redeeming quality. Not one. Not exterior. Not interior. Not bones. Not location. Not lot. Not interior "design". Nothing. Nada. That house was trashy when it was new.

by Anonymousreply 5811/16/2020

R58: It was probably custom built for the buyer given the siting and the 2 kitchens. It's probably better constructed than most new builds.

The 2 kitchens is an Italian thing. I grew-up around a number of people whose houses that were like that. The extra kitchen was done for entertaining. Jews also do it as an easy way to keep Kosher, but with the religious stuff, I doubt that this belonged to a Jewish family.

by Anonymousreply 5911/16/2020

^^ Yep, all Italians have a summer kitchen in the basement and a winter kitchen on the main floor or they used both as needed

by Anonymousreply 6011/16/2020

No pictures of the back yard nor the patio. I’m also curious about the coffee table at the foot of the bed, in the master bedroom. Was there a television sitting on it. Did they relocate that table from the living room?

by Anonymousreply 6111/16/2020

I need those 4 blue MCM chairs with the wooden sides. Everything else can go to Goodwill.

My time capsule 70's house had 2 kitchens. We ripped one out. It had a very sharp electric meat cutting disc thing in it, I could have kept it as it was great for slicing all manner of things. Horrifically dangerous though, no guard or anything to stop you taking an arm off.

by Anonymousreply 6211/16/2020

I know it's a Proustian impact for some of us. I can't hate it. I would have not liked it in 1970 but now I find it bittersweet. So innocent. I want these lamps. I would switch out the shades for opaque black.

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by Anonymousreply 6311/16/2020

Built in 1957. I wonder how it was initially decorated.

by Anonymousreply 6411/16/2020

[quote]It had a very sharp electric meat cutting disc thing in it, I could have kept it as it was great for slicing all manner of things. Horrifically dangerous though, no guard or anything to stop you taking an arm off.

The proves it: Italian Mafia house!

by Anonymousreply 6511/16/2020

I went and looked up Johnstown and it sounds like one depressing place. I drove by it coming back from Pittsburgh the other day. I hadn’t thought about it other than the famous flood, but nowadays it’s a flood of fentanyl and meth. Also I saw a big trailer parked in a field adorned with Trump flags. The owner had scrawled “yes to fracking, oil, guns, God. No to Socialism!” I thought “I wish DL could see this.” Nothing like Gods country which we must travel through between the satanic big cities.

by Anonymousreply 6611/16/2020

[quote]Italians for sure.

Downstairs and upstairs kitchens

Crucifix over the sofa

Organ in the living room

by Anonymousreply 6711/16/2020

R67 You got the “tree” big ones right there! Also needs a nice pot of homemade sauce simmering on the stove.

by Anonymousreply 6811/16/2020

Or maybe just some Cold Past for an low-ley evening meal

by Anonymousreply 6911/16/2020

I love it too. So many stories come from this house. It's all brick with tons of garage space. I bet it was a showplace among the local set in '72. Probably threw lots of social gathering from Tupperware parties to key parties. R 43, you stoked my imagination with your comment, "the rumpus room with wet bar and swivel stools! What fun!" . If it was in the Brady's neighborhood it might have been home to neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Ditmeyer. How about that old school Sweeper in the basement. Passive agressive. She kept that place clean, I'll give her that. Looks like she was an excellent housewife and homemaker. I hope she's enjoying a nice evening on a lanai in Boca Raton.

by Anonymousreply 7011/16/2020

Oh my goodness, that’s in failed sexpot Carroll Baker’s hometown!

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by Anonymousreply 7111/16/2020

I'm psychic and I'm sensing...

a LOT of farts have passed...in this room...

they're speaking to me

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by Anonymousreply 7211/16/2020

R71 Failed sexpot? Well, that can be anyone of us girls on DL!

by Anonymousreply 7311/16/2020

It's in Westmont which is - wait for it - the rich neighborhood in Johnstown.

by Anonymousreply 7411/16/2020

R74 in Westmont we buy Coach bags and drive brand new Buicks! And summer in the Poconos! It’s not for everyone...

by Anonymousreply 7511/16/2020

It is in fact owned by Italians.

by Anonymousreply 7611/16/2020

[quote]in Westmont we buy Coach bags and drive brand new Buicks! And summer in the Poconos! It’s not for everyone...

If I were a Bravo executive, I'd be all over this new show

Real Housewives of Johnston....

Can you imagine the shouting matches in the downstairs Rumpus Room?

While the slutty one makes out with someone else's husband in the bathroom with the Pieta sculpture

by Anonymousreply 7711/16/2020

R77 “Dahling, dahling... he don’t wantchu. He likes my lasagna better.” “Good you can have him, not much to have anyways!”

by Anonymousreply 7811/16/2020

I'm sensing the wife died young in 1982 of breast cancer and the husband kept it like this to honor her.

by Anonymousreply 7911/16/2020

Can you believe her? She called that drapery fabric "green"?

They're so clearly "seafoam"

I showed her the sample, and she was like, "Yeah, those'll make nice 'green' drapes, Carlotta..."

Who the fuck dose she think she is?

by Anonymousreply 8011/16/2020

Failed sexpot is the greatest thing I have heard in some time. I mean trying so hard to be a sexpot and then just being terrible at it? That's a story that has to be told.

by Anonymousreply 8111/16/2020

^^^^ I would watch that so much. They need to do a series of RH in the rust belt cities.

by Anonymousreply 8211/16/2020

R82 The Real Housewives of Steubenville. The theme song is Steve Winwood’s “Back in the High Life”!

by Anonymousreply 8311/16/2020

I get the vibe that there are 20 teenage boys buried under that basement.

by Anonymousreply 8411/16/2020

I love it, though I'm a little concerned about the corpse that was found in the blue bedroom.

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by Anonymousreply 8511/16/2020

Don't miss the World Famous Horseshoe Curve.

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by Anonymousreply 8611/16/2020

You just know that all of those drapes had to be super expensive at the time.

by Anonymousreply 8711/16/2020

That carpet in the blue bedroom ! Is that piss ,or fluids from the body that laid on the missing bed undiscovered for 2 weeks / I went to an estate sale once where it was clear the old lady had an incontinence issue . Trails of urine all over the place. it was cold and they had all the windows open yet the smell of pee was nauseating . I didnt stay long.

by Anonymousreply 8811/16/2020

[quote]R81 Failed sexpot is the greatest thing I have heard in some time. I mean trying so hard to be a sexpot and then just being terrible at it? That's a story that has to be told.

Well, Carroll Baker is most famous as briefly being a really manufactured sex symbol in the early 60s... and the mystifying thing is she’d come from Broadway and the Actors Studio a decade earlier, getting an Oscar nomination right away. In that early era she was paired with James Dean, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum...

Some of her tacky 60s movies made money, but others were just embarrassments. One critic called her “more bomb than bombshell.”

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by Anonymousreply 8911/16/2020

Read some comments thinking maybe I was too harsh.

Nope. Still completely awful. Every stick of furniture. Every molecule.

Burn it to the ground.

by Anonymousreply 9011/16/2020

Holy shit, I think OP found the house that this immortal thread was a huge part of:

Let's be a suburban Seventies Christmas party

Link below

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by Anonymousreply 9111/16/2020

I LOVE IT.

by Anonymousreply 9211/16/2020

I'll bet Cory is THRILLED about all the page views. "We had a LOT of on-line interest this weekend. You know, many people are just fleeing NY these days. Buying places sight unseen"

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by Anonymousreply 9311/16/2020

It's in quiet bad taste.

by Anonymousreply 9411/16/2020

Looks like Cory the real estate agent didn't get most of what was on his wedding registry.

Maybe sometime we should do a "Let's be the quietly despairing life of a western Pennsylvania gay realtor" thread.

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by Anonymousreply 9511/16/2020

I’m finding it hard to believe that the house pictured is actually located in Johnstown. There’s not one visible Trump2020 sign anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 9611/16/2020

R88, you reminded me of a story an exterminator told me. He would go out to this elderly couple’s house once a month. The old couple walked around the house with no underwear all the time. The woman wore a nightgown or some type of house dress every day, I don’t know what the man wore, maybe a caftan or bathrobe. They were both mildly incontinent and leaked all over the house all the time. I think he knew because the floor was sticky or stained.

by Anonymousreply 9711/16/2020

R95 You're good. Looking and Cory and Christopher's Wedding Registry and then thinking about what they did get and didn't get is a rabbit hole I never could have imagined I'd so eagerly go down today. Well done.

by Anonymousreply 9811/16/2020

Cory and Christopher received 17 items on the registry but came up empty on 47 items. Nobody chipped in on the group funds for the big-ticket items.

They didn't even get one place setting of their dishes!

This is tragic.

by Anonymousreply 9911/16/2020

Walk in closet! Well la-di-da

by Anonymousreply 10011/16/2020

I can't believe no one bought them the 17 dollar cum cloths. They're the perfect gift, you think of the person every time you wipe your dick.

by Anonymousreply 10111/16/2020

They had a wedding party of 11 but only got 17 gifts?

You know most of those fag hags did not step up: "My presence and support is enough."

Tragic!

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by Anonymousreply 10211/16/2020

Nearby. Safe from floods. Safe from meth gangs. Some cute dogs. A Karen.

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by Anonymousreply 10311/16/2020

And if you've ever want to snuggle into two big balls and just set up camp there.

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by Anonymousreply 10411/16/2020

Every space in R103 is decorated like a nursing home.

by Anonymousreply 10511/16/2020

My guess it's the home of an Arabic or Middle Eastern family. Persian, Turkish, Saudi maybe, a family from the Near of Middle east. Arabs have big gatherings and line up their relatives up around the room on chairs. I've also seen it in Greek immigrant families with all the oldsters, uncles, grannies, etc, circling the room each in their own chair. There was a family party like that on Shahs of Sunset, somewhere back east.

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Jennifer Aydin's house has a room like that (seen in the pic). Her parents are from Turkey.

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by Anonymousreply 10611/16/2020

R93 Cory is lovely, very attractive.

The house.... its a bit of an acquired taste.I do like this kitchen though, its... different

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by Anonymousreply 10711/16/2020

Also I saw a big trailer parked in a field adorned with Trump flags. The owner had scrawled “yes to fracking, oil, guns, God. No to Socialism!”

Every rural area is like these days: MD, OH, WV, PA, take your pick. The Yard Sign troll might have further opinions, but yes, put out your yard sign. But the Dump Shrine is scary & obnoxious (though I suppose that's the point)

by Anonymousreply 10811/16/2020

That carpet in the blue bedroom ! Is that piss ,or fluids from the body that laid on the missing bed undiscovered for 2 weeks

Given the pattern of the stains (not random, as piss would be), I'm guessing it's some kind of water damage. Water bed disaster, perhaps?

And yes, while that house is wildly outdated, those custom made drapes were no doubt expensive. Carlotta was no doubt very proud of them & showed them off to her sisters from New Jersey whenever they visited

by Anonymousreply 10911/16/2020

It's the spiritual home of the Cur'in Lady of Coventry.

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by Anonymousreply 11011/17/2020

I see this as being sort of the lower middle class Victorian home of its time. In bad taste back then but to be viewed through a filter of nostalgia in the future.

It's ugly without being offensive, at least to me. This is what most of the decade looked like.

by Anonymousreply 11111/17/2020

R88, as embarrassing as this is to admit, it looks exactly like a stain I accidentally caused on a carpet once when a trunk with metal edging and corners got wet and rusted all over. Had no idea until we moved what was going on under the stupid thing, then when we tried to clean it, we spread the rust out further.

by Anonymousreply 11211/17/2020

We will having a special open house for “family and friends” I want you all to know you are specially invited! You can make yourselves at home. We will be ripping out the carpets so don’t be shy about having a little fun if you like!

by Anonymousreply 11311/17/2020

I wonder if it belonged to Cory, the real estate bottom's grandparents. Looking at that bridal registry, he seems pretty old fashioned himself---I mean who goes for Lenox china anymore. If he wanted that, he probably could get a nice set for nothing from some family trying to empty and unload their family home.

Westmont is a separate town (borough in PA-speak) from Johnstown, up the hill and in a different school district.

by Anonymousreply 11411/17/2020

They were wealthy. That furniture cost good money back then & was built to last. Wealth in the 70s looked completely different than wealth today. Think about the Tate & LaBianca houses. And the Loud family. They lived in wealthy people houses. They didn’t build McMansions back then.

by Anonymousreply 11511/17/2020

[quote] I’m finding it hard to believe that the house pictured is actually located in Johnstown. There’s not one visible Trump2020 sign anywhere.

I’m pretty sure the owners are dead.

by Anonymousreply 11611/17/2020

Nobody can say there’s a lack of seating.

That’s a plus.

by Anonymousreply 11711/17/2020

[quote] You know, many people are just fleeing NY these days. Buying places sight unseen

I want to be there to see the look on the person’s face who buys THIS site unseen.

by Anonymousreply 11811/17/2020

I'd like to know why a gay couple would VOLUNTARILY live in Johnstown, PA. I'd think it would be like hell on earth, but they're obviously out, and maybe very happy.

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by Anonymousreply 11911/17/2020

OMG, so hideous but I wouldn't change one thing in it...I want!

by Anonymousreply 12011/17/2020

Wow. That’s EXACTLY what my last Grindr hookup said.

by Anonymousreply 12111/17/2020

It's a sad relic of what was once obviously prosperous times in Johnstown.

Depressing.

by Anonymousreply 12211/17/2020

God, how I would love to buy that house and have a cocktail party and invite all Datalounge denizens. You would have to come dressed in 1970's attire.

by Anonymousreply 12311/17/2020

R123 I’d attend but I have to wash my hair that night!

by Anonymousreply 12411/17/2020

I think about that too - cashing out & buying a house in an area like this for pennies, but even if you are retired, living around the openly hostile (and heavily armed) takes it's toll

by Anonymousreply 12511/17/2020

Tacky interiors aside, that's a lot o' house for 160 Gs.

by Anonymousreply 12611/17/2020

I would do that [R125] if there was a coffee house within walking distance with some interesting regulars, which I’m not sure exists in this town but does in many others. Indiana, PA has lots of cheap beautiful Victorians and an actual downtown with numerous hangout spots.

by Anonymousreply 12711/17/2020

I agree with R126. That's a great price and a great deal of space. Total gut job.

Who the hell hangs a crucifix in the living room? I'm Catholic, and I grew up with a crucifix hanging in my bedroom. I've never seen a crucifix hanging on the wall of a living room, unless that living room was in a rectory or convent. That's strange.

by Anonymousreply 12811/17/2020

R128 SISTER MARY TO THE SINK CUPBOARD

by Anonymousreply 12911/17/2020

[quote]R96 I’m finding it hard to believe that the house pictured is actually located in Johnstown. There’s not one visible Trump2020 sign anywhere.

This is another place in town Cory sold. Who needs yard signs?

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by Anonymousreply 13011/17/2020

I went back and looked at the drapes again...those would've definitely cost a small fortune when they were hung in the 70s. I do wonder if the barstools come with the bar downstairs...can someone be a dear and reach out to the gay realtor? BTW, it's the most DL thing ever that someone has found his wedding registry and all the gifts they didn't receive listed.

by Anonymousreply 13111/17/2020

Yes, I loved the wedding registry and it seemed so greedy and unrealistic in this poverty stricken old steel town. He’s in a little fantasy world.

by Anonymousreply 13211/17/2020

You know that house has 50 years of cigarette smoke baked into every surface. They'd have to replace floorboards and drywall to make it liveable.

by Anonymousreply 13311/17/2020

Crushing on the officiant. Cookie smeller extraordinaire!

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by Anonymousreply 13411/17/2020

[quote] I'd like to know why a gay couple would VOLUNTARILY live in Johnstown, PA. I'd think it would be like hell on earth, but they're obviously out, and maybe very happy.

Usually it's either

(a) big families and lots of family ties

or

(b) They've decided to be big fish in a little pond

Or both.

by Anonymousreply 13511/17/2020

If we weren't anonymous, I'd let you all Venmo me and we could send them a gift from their registry.

by Anonymousreply 13611/17/2020

When the finest hotel in one's town is...yes, the Holiday Inn.

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by Anonymousreply 13711/17/2020

Now that I've gotten so invested in this thread - I'm sorry that we missed Cory and Christopher's wedding.

It could have been a nice weekend getaway.

I wonder if they'd be willing to renew their vows at this property for all of their DL friends?

by Anonymousreply 13811/17/2020

[quote]Tacky interiors aside, that's a lot o' house for 160 Gs.

It's 160 Gs because of where it's located. Who the FUCK wants to live in this God-forsaken Republican neck of the Pennsyltucky woods?

by Anonymousreply 13911/17/2020

They're the Johnstown version of Pete and Chasten.

by Anonymousreply 14011/17/2020

Johnstown truly is sad and dire. I'm not being snarky or "oh, not enough trendy/shiny things there."

It's very, very sad in ways that are hard to even put into words.

by Anonymousreply 14111/17/2020

Speaking of Lenox china, I was at the recycling depot last weekend in Lausanne Switzerland. They had bins for every kind of crap imaginable. It was on two levels of drive through and very busy. On one level there was a place with shelves where one can put "recoverable" stuff that maybe doesn't need to be junked. But it's all junk. There were two families of south east asian looking people cramming pretty useless crap into big Ikea bags. I went to that level to throw medicine into the medicine bin. On my level, there was a big bin for "pottery".

In that bin, someone had placed well over a hundred pieces of yet to be shattered Langenthal porcelain, our Lenox. I noticed it and looked at the pattern - perfect grandmother china. White and pretty. In perfect condition. Some gen x or gen z person DID NOT GIVE A FUCK and threw it in there to be destroyed. Its not the first time I have seen this. Meanwhile, the poor immigrant family on the other level was filling their plastic bags with used, silver-toned plastic party platters from the crap store. I shrugged my old shoulders and continued chucking my garbage into appropriate bins.

I hope this dish queen got his Lenox set. I applaud young dish queens who know the value of a good set of dishes.

by Anonymousreply 14211/17/2020

[quote] takes it's toll

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 14311/17/2020

R142 When I was at the dump in Lausanne, Pennsylvania I tried to get some scrap furniture but the tweakers kept hassling me! No wonder why the houses are so cheap here. MARY. It’s for the birds...

by Anonymousreply 14411/17/2020

Yes in Pennsylvania

Where they pronounce Dubois "Do-boyce" instead of "Du-bwa"

and

Versailles as "Ver-sails" instead of "Ver-sigh"

by Anonymousreply 14511/17/2020

I think Pennsylvania is overtaking Florida as the most despised state of DL. They do have a lot of “animal husbandry” there in them hills.

by Anonymousreply 14611/17/2020

It isn't possible to pass up Florida.

It just isn't.

by Anonymousreply 14711/17/2020

PA doesn't have palmetto bugs or hurricanes. It actually has functioning water supplies and natural shade in the summer. It also has cities with culture and more of it a couple hours or less outside its borders. It even has themes parks, just like Florida.

by Anonymousreply 14811/17/2020

[R148] Functioning water supplies until the fracking gets to it.

by Anonymousreply 14911/17/2020

[quote][R123] I’d attend but I have to wash my hair that night!

Guurl, I'd leave work at noon and have mine set!

by Anonymousreply 15011/17/2020

[quote]BTW, it's the most DL thing ever that someone has found his wedding registry and all the gifts they didn't receive listed.

New here?

by Anonymousreply 15111/17/2020

[quote]Guurl, I'd leave work at noon and have mine set!

Can't you just drop yours off on the way to work and pick it up later?

by Anonymousreply 15211/17/2020

I love it !

by Anonymousreply 15311/17/2020

It was Bee, R151, not Bree. You're new too, it seems.

by Anonymousreply 15411/17/2020

I grew up in a "raised ranch" like this. The roof appears shot. Didn't someone think to replace the candles?

I bought lamps like these living room lamps, in a Flatbush Avenue Sally's boutique in the 80s. Mine had small bulbs up the crystal layers on the post, so one could set different levels of mood. Oh yes, it was the bohemian look of the 80s. Then nightclubs of the "Dim Age" adopted it and also people got into the Mediterranean ethnic eleganza being in a cruddy grubby condition. I liked to find "like new" pieces. Rip off that 20 - 30 year old plastic and the fabric being impeccable.

by Anonymousreply 15511/18/2020

living room pic

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There is a ceramic "lite brite" style Christmas tree in the left corner. Why is this on display year round? I inherited my grandmothers. So cheerful - but they got HOT back then. Today's led bulbs would solve that. They look nice in small places, not lost in a big ranch living room. On a sideboard in kitchen, or by the vide poche in the vestibule.

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The Italians in my suburbs in the raise ranches had 3 kitchens. The show kitchen upstairs, where coffee and dry Italian biscottis were put on platters. Guests could go in. Then there was the father's cooking area - outside on the terrace or porch. And the others cooking kitchen, downstairs. Across from the laundry room.

Italians always had impeccable garages, in addition to their houses and yards being impeccable. They had well maintained cars. They had Italian cars when nobody had them. A Spyder. Fabulous. The yards featured black or white iron ornaments. Roses. A well tended vegetable garden. The richer ones had daily maids but not live in maids. They hired local kids or gardening - paid fairly but man - they were perfectionists. Work for an Italian like this, you learn how to keep up to standards of appearance in everything.

by Anonymousreply 15811/18/2020

Looks like a suburban funeral parlor crossed with a retirement home for whores.

by Anonymousreply 15911/18/2020

This house is a bit strict, however. It's lacking a classic voluptuousness that the nice Italian families lived in.

by Anonymousreply 16011/18/2020

[quote] It had a very sharp electric meat cutting disc thing in it, I could have kept it as it was great for slicing all manner of things. Horrifically dangerous though, no guard or anything to stop you taking an arm off.

[quote]The proves it: Italian Mafia house!

Or Saudi consulate.

by Anonymousreply 16111/18/2020

Johnstown is a pretty but dying metropolis. 3 major foods have ravaged the city. The last one in 1977 killed 84 people. The population has been dwindling since then. The infrastructure of Johnstown is of a much bigger city, but the city now has a population of less than 20,000. People and businesses steer clear of locating there.

by Anonymousreply 16211/18/2020

[quote]3 major foods have ravaged the city

Kale, cupcakes, and ?

by Anonymousreply 16311/18/2020

This house is more interesting---very MCM stylish. Cory repped the buyer.

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R164 that house has potential but:

1) open entry living room does not have a defined, welcoming sitting place.

2) how do flat roofs do in snow country???

by Anonymousreply 16511/18/2020

R164 I think that house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wrong.

by Anonymousreply 16611/18/2020

[quote] Johnstown is a pretty but dying metropolis. 3 major foods have ravaged the city. The last one in 1977 killed 84 people. The population has been dwindling since then. The infrastructure of Johnstown is of a much bigger city, but the city now has a population of less than 20,000. People and businesses steer clear of locating there.

With all due respect......no one has ever called Johnstown pretty.

It is known for its floods. But the one-two punch that really just demolished Johnstown was the flood in 1977, followed by the mill closing a few years later. Big chunks of downtown (including the Penn-Traffic department store) never reopened after the flood.

It had already seen its peak in the earlier part of the 20th century, when the area was yielding lots of coal and the mill was humming. The common narrative is that it all collapsed in the 80s but Johnstown was already losing jobs even in the 50s. Its location in the mountains made it more expensive to produce steel there. My family members from the area said they knew even then they couldn't expect for the mills to stick around forever. But some did - I had a cousin die in the last few years that hadn't worked a day since the mills closed in the 80s.

The main business now is healthcare, because most younger people leave (bless that Cory for staying around) and Johnstown has been a city filled with older people waiting to die for a while. I don't mean that to be mean. I am not from there but have family and family roots there. But it's the poster child for why business and people don't want to be there. It is "inbred" and I don't mean that in a strictly bloodline sort of way. No one new has come into that community in 200 years. Literally. They're small, hateful people who don't like anything or anyone new. They'll call black people N word in public still. 100 years ago the then mayor chased all black people out of town.

The entire town looks like it desperately needs to be scrubbed with a Brillo pad and then powerwashed. Anyone new would be treated like shit and ran out of town within a week. So no new businesses or family ever settle there. The remaining people are, sadly, their own worst enemies.

by Anonymousreply 16711/18/2020

R164's find at least has some architectural interest, where the other dump is only interesting for the kitsch quotient of imagining it full of women in curlers, cracking gum:

[quote]Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie. By the time I finished meeting everybody, I thought I was drunk.

by Anonymousreply 16811/18/2020

R164's house might be the nicest in all of J-town.

by Anonymousreply 16911/18/2020

The owners:

John and Helen Gelormino

John died in 2019 at 93. His parents were Nikolas Gelormino and Alice Gelormino (born Maugaluso). Nikolas was born on June 18 1896, in Foggia, Province of Foggia, Italy.

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by Anonymousreply 17011/18/2020

That’s where Archie was during the war. He got his Good Conduct Medal there.

by Anonymousreply 17111/18/2020

@ r164 I wonder who does the staging in Johnstown, Ace Hardware?

by Anonymousreply 17211/18/2020

R170 well, THAT's a deep dive!

J-town is filled with immigrant families. Lots of people who either have one or twenty seven vowels in their name, all scowling about Those Damn Immigrants

by Anonymousreply 17311/18/2020

Helen died in 2004, so John was widowed for 15 years. I wonder if any of the kids lived with them/him. Son John seems to still be in the area and daughter Marie has no spouse listed, although divorce comes into every family today. RIP.

Obviously they took a lot of pride in their house and updated it to the 1970s style from whatever it was originally in 1957, no matter who was the first owner. But it's such a good fit I'd like to think they built it.

GELORMINO - Helen P.

GELORMINO - Helen P., 77, Johnstown, died Jan. 26, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Oct. 17, 1926, in Revloc. Survived by husband, John E.; two sons, Gary, married to Andrea, and John and Marie, both of Johnstown; grandchildren, David, Nicola, Jennifer, Shawna and Justin; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph, married to Felicia Gelormino; Mary, married to Francis Westwood; and Lucy Gelormino. Also numerous nieces and nephews. No public visitation. Member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday, the Very Rev. Paul E. Turnbull, V.F. Interment, private. Funeral arrangements by Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd.

The anti-Italian reflexes here are rather sniveling and crude. Surely the state of Johnstown cannot be blamed on the Gelorminos, God bless them.

by Anonymousreply 17411/18/2020

[quote]The remaining people are, sadly, their own worst enemies.

In other words -- Trump voters.

by Anonymousreply 17511/18/2020

I implore the universe to send an HGTV house-hunting, checklist-brandishing, mixed-orientation hetero couple for a viewing.

by Anonymousreply 17611/18/2020

Cambria County, Pennsylvania, went for Trump with about 60,000 votes, to Biden's 30,000.

by Anonymousreply 17711/18/2020

[quote] The anti-Italian reflexes here are rather sniveling and crude.

I don't see that in this thread. Listen, some stereotypes are funny because they're true. That doesn't mean we're being hateful.

I know several Italian families from PA that fit that description exactly, and had the same/similar decor!

by Anonymousreply 17811/18/2020

I’m Italian and I find it funny!

by Anonymousreply 17911/18/2020

[quote]I implore the universe to send an HGTV house-hunting, checklist-brandishing, mixed-orientation hetero couple for a viewing.

We'd tell 'em to go scratch!

by Anonymousreply 18011/18/2020

[quote]BTW, it's the most DL thing ever that someone has found his wedding registry and all the gifts they didn't receive listed.

I know this on the website and not them, but to label the stuff they didn't get as STILL NEEDED is tacky as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 18111/18/2020

*is* on the website

by Anonymousreply 18211/18/2020

R158, my father used to say about Italian housewives that they'd crawl up and down the back stairs of their flats scrubbing them with toothbrushes. His business bordered North Beach in San Francisco. Between the Italians, Chinese, gays, and the wealthy of Nob Hill living nearby, he had some great stories.

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I frequently shop at estate sales and see many homes like the one in OP's link. The owners had their heyday in the 60s and 70s and outlived their ability to update and maintain their homes. You see walkers in the garage and other signs of elderly dotage until they shuffled off this mortal coil in their late 90s. I always think of my parents when I see such home. Although scrupulously well kept, the house existed in homage to the 1970s, yellow kitchen counter tops and all.

They are the best sales, because as greasy and dusty as some are, you find vintage barware, mid century décor, solid furniture, and other fine items that can be sold online or at the proverbial antique collective where I sell. I went to a couple recently in wealthy Italian households that were glorious. Prismed lamps, crystal candlesticks, tons of barware, crazy decorative objects, much of it valuable.

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Well, if you call mid-century ersatz Rococo valuable. The world doesn't need another modest mid-century Marie-Thérèse chandelier, even if it is lead crystal, and it is. Now, tell me you find some mid century Murano and we're talking. And it does happen.

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by Anonymousreply 18511/18/2020

R185, I've sold several mid-century Murano pieces, have two, now, a lamp and a centerpiece. They are very rare and gorgeous. Found the centerpiece in one of the Italian homes I mentioned. Old, dusty, hidden in a corner, but after cleaning, spectacular. A bouquet of vintage glass multi-colored flower petals and leaves with silk floss on the stems. So rare there is nothing exactly like it online, only sad ones, not so nice, but still valuable.

by Anonymousreply 18611/18/2020

I just remembered another piece I sold this year, a Murano centerpiece with three candleholders. Gorgeous. Found it at a flea market, it's silk-covered glass flowers on leaves on wire stems in a jumble. Thought I'd use it for scrap until I cleaned it up and rearranged the flowers. It was stunning, at least 60 or more years old. Sold it right after I put it out, the rare pieces sell fast.

by Anonymousreply 18711/18/2020

Chandeliers in the kitchens, acid green everywhere, no GFCI outlets, and the furnishings!

by Anonymousreply 18811/18/2020

R183 I can believe the toothbrush story. In Pittsburgh, the old Italian, Polish and Eastern European grandmas all scrub their steps/porches with Murphy's Oil Soap.

by Anonymousreply 18911/18/2020

Westmont was the high class area on the plateau above Johnstown. When I was a kid it was a big deal. It was where you "moved to". My family moved west to the Burgh for better economic pickings, but I remember it all so vividly. That house was a classic Italian mobster house. Mafia was strong in Western PA. Strangely, the neighborhood I lived in was mostly Austrian immigrants and decendents from a few generations. The steel mills were in full swing back then.

by Anonymousreply 19011/18/2020

R178, I was referring to the sort of thing that reflects un-nuanced dismissal. And it's here in spots. NOTHING against enjoying the foibles and habits of Americans of southern Italian ancestry. I live in an area where buried-bathtub Madonna shrines and stone lions guard the tiny porches outside small houses, never missing a St. Joseph Day.

Northern Italians aren't so much fun.

by Anonymousreply 19111/18/2020

R190 Yes - the Mafia was everywhere. Not big and obvious like in the movies or as ostentatious as you'd see in bigger cities. Johnstown, Erie, Youngstown, Pittsburgh....all huge Mafias cities. Anywhere you have Teamsters you have mobsters! LOL

I fooled around with some of those married mustachioed Mafia guys. Hot, in a gruff sorta way.

by Anonymousreply 19211/18/2020

I prefer the deco and modern Venini and Barovier & Toso for Murano lustres and appliques, but I am a sucker for the charm of a Venetian fruit chandelier.

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Had to point this out. Mrs Deceased Italian lady from Westmont, Johnstown, was born in Revloc.

Revloc spelled backward is Colver. Colver represents the two names of Weaver and Coleman, 2 mine owners,near Johnstown PA.

The town of Windber is named - for Edward Berwind- a coal magnate whose home, the Elms, is one of the summer homes in Newport RI.

I don't know if all three mines are attributed to Mr Berwind, but this should interest any history buffs. I never got the connection to Berwind until I toured the Newport mansions and put Coal and Berwind together.

If anyone else has knowledge of the Pennsylvania Coal Fields, please share.

by Anonymousreply 19411/18/2020

[quote]2) how do flat roofs do in snow country???

I've never seen a flat roof yet that didn't leak, snow country or otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 19511/18/2020

[quote] In Pittsburgh, the old Italian...grandmas all scrub their steps/porches with Murphy's Oil Soap.

What does a dago know from a mick’s soap?

by Anonymousreply 19611/18/2020

R164 looks like a great house - some wonderful details - and for $250k

We all live in a bubble now anyway - I'm starting to think seriously about the real estate values to be had in some of these hidden pockets of the U.S.

by Anonymousreply 19711/18/2020

[quote] If anyone else has knowledge of the Pennsylvania Coal Fields, please share.

Somewhat of a tangent but I'm sure many people know that all of the men who maintained the social club where the South Fork Dam was built were the big upper muckity mucks - Carnegie, Frick, Mellon, Phipps and Scaife. But they couldn't be bothered to pay to maintain the dam.

Johnstown is in many ways a toilet. I don't say that as an insult, I mean literally the low points of the city are the bottom of the bowl, and the hills ascend 360 degrees all around. So if you can imagine that much water pouring into the center of the city.....it's a miracle anyone lived.

(The "toilet" was also the cause of the 1977 flood, but more that the clouds in that storm system were so low they weren't passing east as usual, but stayed in the valley.)

by Anonymousreply 19811/18/2020

Many more employment opportunities will open up that are taking people out of cities and toward telecommuting full time. This may be the time to take a look at some of these older towns all over the US. They have sturdy houses, made to last, on large lots. Get in on it while these oldies are still available. All you really need is to be commuting distance to an airport for a weekly or monthly "in the office" meeting.

by Anonymousreply 19911/18/2020

I just looked at the pictures. Way too much green. The garage is great. The basement kitchen looks like it has not been cleaned since before the last flood. You would think a couple of hours of elbow grease would make that kitchen look so much better. If Scorsese was to do a "Goodfellas" remake we have a location for Henry Hill's home.

by Anonymousreply 20011/18/2020

This is a delightful thread. Carry on.

by Anonymousreply 20111/18/2020

I grew-up with a lot of Italian and Eastern Europeans in the Cleveland area. The yards were immaculate and more impressive than those in wealthy areas where people had landscapers (often Italian-American). The houses also were immaculate and often updated with quality materials. The style was not what we would have chosen--pretty garish, but I have no disrespect for the people and the way they kept property. I suspect the owner of the house was a prosperous small businessman--construction, landscaping. Maybe he laundered some mob money, but he did well at a trade until the mills closed and kept the business going afterward. The railroad also was important to Johnstown.

The mob in Youngstown dwarfed anything in region, even Pittsburgh. They were analogous to the Providence mob which eclipsed that of similar sized cities like Hartford, as well as probably Boston. Youngstown, as well as Providence was home to some of the largest mall developers of the 60s-80s. People are amazed to know that malls were mob-related money laundering in plain sight. Cleveland's was even more important and had a piece of Vegas along with the Chicago and East Coast families.

by Anonymousreply 20211/18/2020

R195, my flat roof over part of my 120-year-old house has never had a problem.

Do you know the secret?

TAKING CARE OF YOUR FUCKING ROOF.

by Anonymousreply 20311/18/2020

I still love the house but my partner, who has been looking for someplace to dump some cash on a property we could visit when we want to get away refuses to consider it.

And he's a 1970s freak with enough Seventies-Retro stuff to shake the dust off this place. He said he couldn't look at those curtains but couldn't bear to have them replaced, so it's a no-go. I keep telling him it's only three hours from DC.

by Anonymousreply 20411/18/2020

You also know you are in a special area of Pennyslvania/Ohio if people refer to Italians as EYETALIANS.

by Anonymousreply 20511/18/2020

Meanwhile, this was an important post in a PA community a few hours to the east, but very much in the same central PA mindset.....

"Many of you you may recall, I posted how shocked I was when I found out a Regular Hamburger at the Enola McDonalds was $1.59. I have never seen that HiGH a price on a small burger at any McDonalds.... So today, I went to the Mechanicsburg McDonalds on the Carlisle Pike and their price for a Hamburger is $1.29, just like most other Mc Donald around the country. In retail that is what is called “insult pricing”. In case you are wondering, the price of $1.59, in Enola, is 23% higher than Mechanicsburg or most McDonalds. I can see a couple pennies higher in order to pay your associates more. However, .30 higher to grow your bottom line faster is unacceptable. One person mentioned in my last post it was under new management, but I don’t know that for fact. They must be on the “get rich quick program”. Shame on the owner operator of the Enola McDonalds. You are trying to make money off the backs of the good people of Enola. Keep this in mind, many are just trying to afford to put food on their family’s table and pay rent during this pandemic. So if you go into the Enola McDonalds say something or take the short drive over to the McDonalds on the Pike. I will no longer go to the Enola McDonalds."

THE HORRORS!

by Anonymousreply 20611/18/2020

It's like the forgot everything they learned from their Orange god, r206.

by Anonymousreply 20711/18/2020

[quote]I implore the universe to send an HGTV house-hunting, checklist-brandishing, mixed-orientation hetero couple for a viewing.

The cable universe really could benefit from a DL-directed home-improvement or house-hunting show.

by Anonymousreply 20811/18/2020

This should be the official DL headquarters, since if we’re going to be realistic, isn’t going to be in Paris, LA,NY, or even Sarasota. Call the little newlywed broker and make an offer. I only request a bocci ball court situated by the garage.

by Anonymousreply 20911/18/2020

^^ I second the motion. It can also be rotated amongst members for bridge parties and other such bacchanals.

by Anonymousreply 21011/18/2020

Fondue and key parties !

by Anonymousreply 21111/18/2020

My wrists have been split. OP, you can have my stuff.

by Anonymousreply 21211/18/2020

Twenty years ago I had an old Polish cleaning woman who came in twice a month to work her wonders. That woman was born to scour.

by Anonymousreply 21311/18/2020

R159 seethes with jealousy over the glamor that [italic]is[/italic] the blood-orange crocheted toilet paper cozy.

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r206, where did you find that quote?

by Anonymousreply 21511/18/2020

R202 has no idea how racist his post is.

Because the man was Italian, he was mobbed up?

That’s like saying he’s from the Middle East, so he probably owned a 7-11. Or he’s from Asia so he must’ve owned a Chinese restaurant. I mean, what other ways can they make money?

Mangia la minchia!

by Anonymousreply 21611/19/2020

In suburban DC, the 7-11s seem to be owned by Thai families.

by Anonymousreply 21711/19/2020

EYE-talians is more of Indiana thing.

by Anonymousreply 21811/19/2020

R218 them EYE-talians! Oooh daddy they work me so good! 😩

by Anonymousreply 21911/19/2020

I love it, R164. The house I grew up in had the exact same bathroom tile except there it was about 60% pink and 40% white with a tiny handful of deep glazed dark pink tiles scattered about.

by Anonymousreply 22011/19/2020

R215 a cousin of mine is in a Facebook group called Enola Community. I usually ignore the posts they share but that one just seemed so sad and petty

And apparently it was his second post about his sad ass hamburger. This is a tragedy of our times! LOLOLOL

by Anonymousreply 22111/19/2020

[quote] EYE-talians is more of Indiana thing.

I grew up between Johnstown and Pittsburgh and lived all over western PA and all those spots use Eyetalian pretty heavily.

by Anonymousreply 22211/19/2020

[quote]I only request a bocci ball court situated by the garage.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 22311/19/2020

Bocce has made a comeback with young people. There's even a gay bocce league in DC. Keep up R223, you're probably as paleo as the late owner of this house.

by Anonymousreply 22411/19/2020

Are you new here, r224?

by Anonymousreply 22511/19/2020

[quote] There's even a gay bocce league in DC.

I really don’t want to know who the ball keep is between games.

by Anonymousreply 22611/19/2020

Yinz still talkin about this haus?

by Anonymousreply 22711/20/2020

I had a good visit to Johnstown. Remember the infamous 1889 flood that occurred there? I went to the Flood Museum, saw the remains of the dam that broke, and walked the entire route of the flood (there is a "Flood Walk"). Very interesting.

by Anonymousreply 22811/20/2020

[quote] Remember the infamous 1889 flood that occurred there

It's really the only thing of note to ever happen there

by Anonymousreply 22911/20/2020

Oh, I sure do remember it.

by Anonymousreply 23011/20/2020

That area is also hateful to gays.

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Yes, it is deplorable territory. Low income, undereducated, and bigoted.

by Anonymousreply 23211/20/2020

Pretty pedestrian looking.

by Anonymousreply 23311/20/2020

Is that a funeral home?

by Anonymousreply 23411/20/2020

Johnstown's finest Eyetalian restaurant

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by Anonymousreply 23511/20/2020

R235 you have to like the breadsticks!

by Anonymousreply 23611/20/2020

Oh, my r235

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by Anonymousreply 23711/20/2020

Now I just need to find a nice Eye-talian man

by Anonymousreply 23811/21/2020

R237 who dat?

by Anonymousreply 23911/21/2020

There is usually one or two nice restaurants in Johnstown, seriously. Press Bistro was surprisingly very good, but it had a short run, because of course Johnstown is a town where Texas Roadhouse is only for the rich folks.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have Coney Island.....which will give you the shits in a second.

by Anonymousreply 24011/21/2020

Bump

by Anonymousreply 24111/21/2020

Bump

by Anonymousreply 24211/21/2020

was r241 really necessary?

by Anonymousreply 24311/21/2020

was r242 really necessary?

by Anonymousreply 24411/21/2020

Is this entire thread even necessary?

by Anonymousreply 24511/21/2020

Go back to Pittsburgh, R245

Some of us are living for this thread

by Anonymousreply 24611/21/2020

I, for one, am picturing myself growing old in Johnstown

with a sexy Marco (who only recently discovered he is gay)

with Friday night dinners at Anthony's restaurant

driving a new Buick and summering in the Poconos

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by Anonymousreply 24711/21/2020

[quote]R245 Is this entire thread even necessary?

Yes. Because as mentioned, DL icon Carroll Baker was born there.

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[R248] And they try to put DL down (on Reddit) , but I tell you, where else on the internet are we going to remember, and celebrate, that Carroll Baker—-babydoll!!! was a daughter of Johnstown?

by Anonymousreply 24911/21/2020

Some of the appliances if in good condition are worth something. That all in one unit off of the rumpus room is worth saving, and the GE “Americana” range with the glass door oven on top can bring good money. Love the 3 note door chime. He rumpus room should be felt as is. Everything else gut it.

by Anonymousreply 25011/21/2020

Where exactly did Carroll grow up in Johnstown? House address, please. I met her in 2010 and she was very friendly and chatty.

by Anonymousreply 25111/21/2020

Thank you all. One of the funniest threads in months. Needed the laugh.

by Anonymousreply 25211/21/2020

R246 Pittsburgh! Well I never!

If I wanted to be fancy I'd be in Ligonier, playing with Kevin McClatchy's bat and balls.

by Anonymousreply 25311/21/2020

[quote]R251 Where exactly did Carroll grow up in Johnstown? House address, please. I met her in 2010 and she was very friendly and chatty.

Where did you meet her?? OMG

I don’t know where she lived in Johnstown. Maybe some census records on ancestry . com or somewhere would reveal that?

Wikipedia says her dad was a traveling salesman and she moved somewhere called Turtle Creek at age 8.

Dare I ask if Turtle Creek’s even WORSE than Johnstown? (Or Tiger Tail County, for that matter?)

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[quote]He rumpus room should be felt as is.

The mind reels.

by Anonymousreply 25511/22/2020

Carroll Baker should have had a bigger career.... in PORN films.

by Anonymousreply 25611/22/2020

Search Realtor for other homes for sale in Johnstown; there are lots of them & they are CHEAP compared to the DC area. There is nothing quite like this one, but several older homes that reminded me of Livia Soprano's home - good bones & some rather "eye talian" flourishes

by Anonymousreply 25711/22/2020

[quote]r256 Carroll Baker should have had a bigger career.... in PORN films. — Miss Joan Crawford, unimpressed

You sent this man to Carroll’s home didn’t you, Joan?

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by Anonymousreply 25811/22/2020

R254 Turtle Creek is just a suburb of Pittsburgh. I think in the 50s and 60s it was probably just a half shade above standard middle class. It's probably deteriorated since, because Westinghouse was a big employer there and they've since all but ceased to exist (the name still survives but the company that Westinghouse used to be is long, long gone.)

by Anonymousreply 25911/22/2020

I miss the Westinghouse sign.

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They had a similar, but less complex/clever sign in a factory on the West Side of Cleveland. My guess is that they had quite a few variations on this.

by Anonymousreply 26111/22/2020

This house is centrally located

1 hour from Pittsburgh

3 hours from Washington DC-Baltimore

3 hours from Cleveland

5 hours from New York, NY

I'm already picturing my life here

by Anonymousreply 26211/22/2020

[quote] 3 hours from Cleveland

Probably a bit more like 3 and a half.

From Cleveland to the Monroeville stop on the Turnpike would be 2 ad a half. From there to Johnstown is another hour.

by Anonymousreply 26311/22/2020

[quote]Let the Gays Gentrify & Save Johnstown!

And if we have to suck a few Eye-talian dicks to do it,

then so be it

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[quote]Let the Gays Gentrify & Save Johnstown!

And if we have to suck a few Eye-talian dicks to do it,

then so be it

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by Anonymousreply 26511/22/2020

They're never quite so buff in J-town, but there's nothing like some fine Eyetalian dick.

Except a fine Polish or Eastern European cock that easily measures in double digits. As common in that area as oxygen, both types.

by Anonymousreply 26611/22/2020

[quote]but there's nothing like some fine Eyetalian dick. Except a fine Polish or Eastern European cock that easily measures in double digits. As common in that area as oxygen, both types.

Thank you, R266, I'm packing for my move as I type this...

by Anonymousreply 26711/22/2020

R267 I've been sitting on that secret for years! Literally and figuratively!

The men are "bruta bello", a little rough around the edges, no delicate model faces....but if you are a connoisseur of fine cock, there are many fine vintages as described in this area!

by Anonymousreply 26811/22/2020

R260=Betty Furness

by Anonymousreply 26911/22/2020

R269 LOL!

by Anonymousreply 27011/23/2020

Who wants to host the first cocktail party after we take Johnstown?

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by Anonymousreply 27111/23/2020

For those of you who have gained a few pounds during the Quar

you may want to get out your Singer and let out those seams

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by Anonymousreply 27211/23/2020

Those are muumuus, nor caftans.

by Anonymousreply 27311/23/2020

Lucille's has EVERYTHING.....soggy old drunks falling off their chairs, urinal cakes, bad drag shows taking up the entire opening hours of the bar on Friday nights.

Come for the hideous drag, stay for those married Eyetalian men who want someone to ride their hog.....and their Harleys.

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by Anonymousreply 27411/23/2020

[quote] Lucille's has EVERYTHING.....soggy old drunks falling off their chairs, urinal cakes,

You’re excited about urinal cakes? Oh, my.

Cheesecake I could see getting excited about, but urinal cakes?

by Anonymousreply 27511/23/2020

More importantly Lucille's is in Johnston?

Johnston has a gay bar?

...where married Eyetalian men may want to get their dicks serviced?

by Anonymousreply 27611/23/2020

And Polish men, don’t forget them!

by Anonymousreply 27711/23/2020

Where the fuck is Johnston?

by Anonymousreply 27811/23/2020

*Johnstown

Although we may consider a name change once the Gays take over

(Try using your context clues to improve your reading comprehension.)

by Anonymousreply 27911/23/2020

[quote]And Polish men, don’t forget them!

Polish men whose dicks measure in the double digits...I couldn't forget them if I tried

by Anonymousreply 28011/23/2020

Y'all think I was joking......underestimate me (and those huge slabs) at your peril!

by Anonymousreply 28111/23/2020

What is it with bad drag shows in dying industrial town. 20 years ago I was in Decatur, IL on business. My trusty Damron travel guide listed a gay bar. Oh dear god. At first I thought the guy at the end of the bar was a burn victim and then it turned out it was a drag queen out of costume (it was early) who had only the foundation on and not the rest of the makeup.

by Anonymousreply 28211/23/2020

I've seen drag shows in Erie, PA and in Ashtabula, OH.

You haven't lived - and by that I mean truly died - until you have seen a drag show in Ashta fucking bula, OH.

by Anonymousreply 28311/23/2020

Did you gays get lucky at those gay bars in Decatur, Eerie, and Ashtafuckingbula? Well?

by Anonymousreply 28411/23/2020

R284 Two out of three, yes

by Anonymousreply 28511/24/2020

Did not score in Decatur. The only other people in the bar were 2 of the butchest lesbians you ever saw playing pool. They were wearing their union jackets from the tire factory. And a scrawny 20 something truck driver who thought I wanted to hear all about the load of Burger King beverage cups he was hauling. He hated the lightweight loads cuz the wind blew the trailer around. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 28611/25/2020

So will the rumpus room be the location of the glory hole for all these white adjacent cocks that will be surreptitiously flying in our faces once this house is purchased as the DL Commune/Timeshare/Retirement Home? Or should in be located in that spacious garage for drive in/drive out service?

by Anonymousreply 28711/25/2020

The idea of a drag bar in Ashtabula is just funny to me. Erie, perhaps. There's much more of a tradition of small town drag circuits in the South. In fact, the association of drag with the South seems like a book or at least a Sunday magazine article waiting to be written. Given all of that honor and other macho bullshit down there, it really needs an explanation. I used to know someone from a small town in Georgia, where the men would dress in drag on weekend a year.

by Anonymousreply 28811/25/2020

Better not dribble any jizz on that immaculate garage floor

by Anonymousreply 28911/25/2020

R288 It was called the Leeward Lounge. Typical long skinny bar.

by Anonymousreply 29011/25/2020

[quote] Better not dribble any jizz on that immaculate garage floor

If you’re doing it right, it should never make it to the floor.

by Anonymousreply 29111/25/2020

Happy Jawnstahn Thanksgiving.

Many are no doubt celebrating by going to several of the 9,378,356 Catholic churches in the city.

by Anonymousreply 292Last Thursday at 8:44 AM

[quote]Many are no doubt celebrating by going to several of the 9,378,356 Catholic churches in the city.

Well, if there are that many Catholic priests in "Jawnstahn" - we know it already has a Gay culture

by Anonymousreply 293Last Thursday at 10:41 AM

Is Cory and his husband makin' turkey today, or some lasagna?

by Anonymousreply 294Last Thursday at 11:09 AM

Mother in law is probably bringing the lasagna--thinks her's is better.

by Anonymousreply 295Last Thursday at 11:42 AM

[quote] thinks her's is better.

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 296Last Thursday at 11:53 AM

And the mother-in-law is making conversation over her lasagna

"Guess who I saw last week, Marie Bianchi, you know, you remember her...her mother was Big Marie Ricci who grew up with me."

"Anyway Marie looks so good, you wouldn't believe it, she had that surgery...you know, that stomach surgery. (Her mother was always 'big', you know, so it was glandular, or genetic, or something.)

"And Marie is just gorgeous! I mean she looks like a whole different person...she always had such a pretty face and now she's so much thinner. "

"I told her, honey, you do something about that loose skin, Marie, and I'm going to marry you off to my boy, hahaha!"

by Anonymousreply 297Last Thursday at 12:36 PM

Holy shit, r297, did you nail it!

Scary good.

by Anonymousreply 298Last Thursday at 12:51 PM

Except Bianchi and Ricci sound almost too Nu Yawwk Eyetalian.

Here's some names from a FB page: Pribozic, Smetaniuk, Romanak, Dishong, Panaski, Langerholck. More like that flavor.

by Anonymousreply 299Last Thursday at 1:02 PM

[quote] More like that flavor.

The flavor of an old man bar, with sixty years of stale peanuts and old man beer farts.

by Anonymousreply 300Last Thursday at 1:03 PM

But what if the City Council tries to make everyone drink that KoolAid again?

Oh wait, that was Jonestown.

by Anonymousreply 301Last Friday at 11:37 AM

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me

12 inches of Polish dick meat

by Anonymousreply 30217 hours ago

I'd take that house in a second for that price. Most of it would be fixed by ripping up the carpets (refinishing the wood floors underneath), replacing the rails etc, updating the kitchen and baths (Ikea and Home Depot would be fine) and painting every room. The main atrocities are the furniture and curtains etc, which would be gone. That's a lot of great space.

by Anonymousreply 30316 hours ago

I’d turned the lower level into a roller rink.

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