1859 – Keystone Bakery – 1985
One of Beaver County’s oldest businesses on Market Street in Bridgewater. ’01 – Fredrick Walters came to Pittsburgh to bake bread in a small frame building on the corner of Bridge St. and Riverside Drive. A year later, he moved to Beaver and provided “the staff of life” to residents for 25 years. In 1885, back to Bridgewater, he built the first brick building in 1901 and several annexes to become the present building which also contained the family residence. He delivered bread on foot; then in 1917 he used horse and wagons. By 1926, Louis Braun of Braun Bros. Bakery in Pittsburgh took over the company. With as many as 130 employees, they would keep the ovens going until 1979, when Stroemann Bread Company purchased the business. My family moved to Bridgewater in 1951, and the first evening there, the air was filled with the aroma of bread baking.
This scene is of the daily evening truck leaving for Youngstown, Ohio. The last production day was January 25, 1985.
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West Bridgewater, PA
Giclee Print of an Original Pastel Painting
~ Pastel Artist ~
Gary Means, a native of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, developed an early interest in Commercial Art. In 1965 this resulted in an Associate Degree from Universal Art Academy, Pittsburgh, PA where he also taught for three years.
His early passion for illustration as a teenager led him to create “Parables in Pastels.
His illustrated themes and stories from the Bible and many other subjects, using pastels, special lighting effects, and background music, rendered a finished painting, LIVE, before the audience in less than 25 minutes!
He took his “Parables in Pastels” on the road which traveling locally and throughout the country, painting, speaking, and preaching the gospel to many churches, groups, and organizations.
In 1999, a commission from the Cranberry Twp. Historical Society to illustrate a book on the History of Cranberry Twp., led to an interest in recreating scenes from the 1940’s and 1950’s of nostalgic Beaver County locations.
These scenes remain popular and continue to conjure treasured memories to this day.
Gary and his wife, Marty, are now retired and living in Economy Borough , PA
Most of his paintings can be purchased as Giclee Prints, with some originals still available.