Old Photo - Street Scene, Harlem Mont. July 4th 1915

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Old Photo - Street Scene, Harlem Mont. July 4th 1915
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 10:34 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 10:54 am:

The large building on the corner is the New England Hotel. It would have been almost new at the time the photo was taken. During WWII it was so busy housing people who worked in the coal mines to the south that they put cots in the halls for places to sleep for $1 a night. In the register for 1917/18 there are hundreds of entries for "COH $1" Cot in hall.

We auctioned off the building and the contents in about 2000 including the Brunswick back bar, cigar case, liquor cabinets, etc. The building sold for about $125,000; the back bar for $18,000 and the other antique furnishing sold well also.

The building was still solid as a rock, full basement, brick "fireproof" construction, the floors were flat and straight and the rooms were still certified for rental. The new owner made it into apartments, the bar area is now offices and the front lobby is a flower shop.

It was the showplace of the highline when it was built and is still impressive in a little rural town like Harlem.

The building on the left is the bank, which I think still operates out of that location.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Bowker, Ramona, CA on Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 09:18 pm:

I think this is the view today


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