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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Armco Bar ~

Two bars and lunch rooms across the street from the plant's main gate on Standard Avenue. They were very busy after shift change. They were removed during the war years. The one on the left was owned by the Paganelli family. 
Thanks: Barbara Bloom

6 comments:

Ralph said...

In spite of the war people had money, and beer was cheap.

Anonymous said...

Because of the war, people in steel mills had money and were frequently exempt from the draft.

Anonymous said...


Some of the office workers at Armco would go to the cafeteria in the Pullman Standard office building for lunch. My mother was one of the Armco girls who went there. She said they had good food and delicious pies. Those were great days in Butler. This town needs manufacturing jobs like there used to be. People were a lot happier and healthier when there were good jobs in Butler.

Anonymous said...

Never knew Pullman had a cafeteria that was open to Armco employees. What year are we talking about?

Anonymous said...

There were many bars along Hansen Ave., across from Pullman. Many Pullman workers would go there to drink their lunch. The night shift would then fix all of the mistakes from the afternoon crew.

Joseph Lestyk said...

My grandfather, Andy Kulick, owned the Main Grill at 17 Main Street, Lyndora, during the war years. My family and I lived on the second floor of the building and we would always have lunch in the bar except on Fridays. I wasn't allowed in the bar on Friday (payday at both Armco and Pullman) and the bar was jam-packed in the afternoon and evening.