Smithton Methodist Church
This center sketch shows the church before the annex was added to the entrance.
Shirley began singing with the Church Choir at the age of six.
I goofed up! For the longest
time I had this building listed as the
Smithton Volunteer Fire Department.
Correction! That is currently "National City Bank"
"Thank You" Blair for alerting me to this.
This building has always been the local Smithton Bank. The fire engines were parked there
for a parade! Click right HERE for a photo of Shirley and her friend Red at the
correct building where Shirley, at age nine, pulled the fire alarm just to see what would happen!
The Jones Hotel (this is where
Shirley ran after pulling the fire alarm!)
The sketch in the center shows the original structure before it was
owned by the Jones family and was called the Smith House,
today it is known as Ottino's Hotel and is a private residence.
Note the additional rooms added to the rear and the covering and extension
of the front porch area on both floors.
A view of the beautiful Youghiogheny River, fifty years ago!
The Street Corner of Second Street
where Shirley's Childhood Home once stood.
Where Shirley spent many fun summer days swimming with her friends
All Photos Copyright © SJHP, 2000