Fifth & Ford

Most Recent Update: 11/11/2020

Veterans Day - World War One Profile

 Wishing a happy Veterans day to all who serve! We're currently working on getting electricity hooked up to do some more heavy duty work inside, but during our work we've found quite a few old war documents, dating back to America's involvement in WW1. Since this building was once the Ford City American Legion Post 654, we've found quite a trove of Ford City history. We'll preserve and digitize these one day, but for now, here are a few to check out, straight from the Legion Bar.

A Shared Heritage

 The building at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Ford Street in Ford City, Pennsylvania has lived many lives, from a German pharmacy to a shooting range to the local American Legion headquarters, but the 111 year old structure has sat vacant for the past two decades. It's about to start its newest adventure.

We are proud to be from Ford City, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians in Western Pennsylvania, 40 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh and 5 minutes south of Kittanning. We know many people reading this are, too. The history of our region is the history of industrialization and the "American century." The glass, steel, coal, and pottery industries brought wealth and colorful personalities to the area. We've seen industries come and go, and Ford City is starting to once again brush off her "Rust Belt" dust and look towards a bright future.

Do you have any pictures or memories from the building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Ford Street in Ford City, PA? We'd love for you to share them with us at this link or via email. Stay tuned for updates; we can't wait to share more of our plans with you throughout the renovation process.

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Renovation Progress

You could peek in the windows as you walk down Ford Street, or you could follow our renovation progress here. For now, take a look at the beautiful bones of Fifth & Ford. We've got our work cut out for us, but we couldn't ask for a better backdrop. We're inviting you to take part as we share the renovation journey of this 111 year old building.