Lynne grew up in Cambria City and has endless stories of living on Chestnut Street. Her father was a long time manager of The Ace’s, still a thriving venue in the neighborhood. Like many young people in the 1980’s, she left Johnstown to go to to school. Lynne moved to Lancaster where she became an arts educator. She raised six beautiful children, and built her own business: Cleaning Day, a small service with a good reputation. Lynne is also a cultural first responder trained by the Alliance for Response Philadelphia (AFR Philly). She is prepared to prevent and mitigate the loss of cultural collections in the event of disaster.
Over the years, Lynne has returned home for festivals and holidays. More often she visited merely to connect with friends and family. Lynne has always felt rooted to Johnstown and especially to Cambria City. In the fall of 2020, she decided to do something tangible with those sentiments and purchased a small Cambria Iron Works house at 205 Chestnut Street.
On Chestnut is a place where Lynne’s deep interest in historic preservation connects to her love of Johnstown. She is building a place in Cambria City to honor it’s history, contribute to its vibrancy and provide a clean and safe place to stay.