I was visiting my family in June 2005 when I heard that the bandshell in Roxbury Park, Johnstown PA, was going to be demolished for a parking lot. It is the last WPA-built bandshell in the US. I went and snapped some photos before it was destroyed.
Fortunately, a group of citizens persuaded the City Council to give them a chance to restore it. You can help by making a donation (or volunteering if you live nearby). Go to www.roxburybandshell.com for more details.
In September 2006 I was back there and volunteers were busy with the restoration effort. Click on the sub-gallery below.
Feel free to download any of these photos for screen savers if you like.
If you want to help, please make checks payable to:
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, c/o Roxbury Bandshell.
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
116 Market Street
Johnstown, PA 15901