Neat photo Allen. Thought folks might be interested in what it looks like today. It is about 20 miles from our house and we enjoy taking the T there on the back roads. Great scenery and great T roads. Bill
Neat photos Allen & Bill. One of my "things" about old pics is the seemingly lack of trees/landscaping in the "olden days", looks like those scraggily things in the top pic lived and grew up to be nice big trees in the bottom pic. Now I just wonder if those neat old houses in the background are still there, hiding behind those otherwise lush green huge trees. So great to see that old building still standing and being re-purposed successfully. Fantastic.
Tim. I believe at least one of the old houses is still there. Next time I am there I will check and maybe take a picture of them.
It's really a fantastic town. I used to kayak alot on the Yough but my back is not in good shape anymore. I'd make the trip from Columbus 5-6 times a year. There is an old Hotel not too far from there called the Summit Inn where Henry, Firestone and Edison stayed. Their names are on the registry. I look at some of those mountains and am baffled how those old T's ever made it up!
Check out my profile picture. You will see that that picture is taken in front of the Summit Inn. We frequently take the T there for dinner. Neat place for sure.
Nice looking car Bill! Great backdrop too. Hope you have a Ruckstell in that country!
Thanks Bill, that would be great. I love old towns, old town houses, and old buildings along with the old cars of course! It would be so neat to go back in time and witness life amongst all those places, even if only for a day.
Summit Inn? Isn't that the joint at the top of the 4 mile long hill outside of Uniontown that is about 10-12% grade?
If so, you have an impressive car...
The Summit Inn, on I-15 burned to the ground just a few days ago. It was located between San Bernardino, and Hesperia. It was a landmark.
Mark. Yes you are correct. Very long and steep grade up out of Uniontown, PA. It is still there and going strong. Actually I approach it from the WV side and climb several smaller hills over several miles to get there so do not usually climb the big hill on the Uniontown side.
Larry. Clearly a different Summit Inn you are talking about on the west coast, not PA.
I took a trip over to Ohiopyle yesterday and yes both houses are still there. I parked on the street and took this picture. The brick wall on the left side of the picture is the original building in the old picture. Take special note of the rock wall along the side walk and the stone stairs leading up to the house. They are still exactly like they were in 1913. Also the small oak tree is still there but much larger. The house has undergone some remodeling on the porch and roof. Love to look at these old sites and compare pictures.
Bill...thanks for the follow up! Looks like you had a great day for the T! And it looks great there between what I always refer to as "boring modern cars"! LOL. So cool that the house is still there, and the Market building is thriving as a Restaurant and store. Do they have any automobilia in it? We have lots of those stone walls around my area, as we are sitting on top of layered limestone with bedrock only 3 feet beneath! When we built here, I quickly dubbed the area "Rockville" and it's stuck amongst all us "new builds" here.
Great shot! Thanks for sharing!!