When John and Lucille lived in Pittsburgh, PA, they owned La Boheme, a store specializing in beautiful imported Czech glass and jewelry. They decided to move to this area when Lucille's mother could no longer care for herself.
They found an interesting building built in the late 1800's and later renovated by Italian immigrants. We think they added an addition, raised the room and re-bricked the building in 1923. The family's original surname was Pujia.
The Pujias arrived in America from Nicastro, Catanzaro, Italy, on May 22, 1894 and 1896. They bought the original building and operated a shoemaker shop at this location. Some time later they purchased Ross's grocery store, which at that time was across the street, and moved it to this location. At that time they changed their name to Ross. They lived in the rear of the building. The grocery store was sold in November 1966.
Over the years, the living quarters became four apartments and the grocery store became a jewelry store, then a United Steel Workers' Union Hall. After extensive renovations the building is now a very comfortable bed and breakfast.
The store La Bohème now sits in the location of the old grocery store Please visit our website www.crystal-bohemian.com.
FYI Lucille's mother, Mary is still alive at 93 years. She still loves to shop.
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