Skee's Diner

Under construction
589 Main St., Torrington, Connecticut

Classic-style diner, with steel construction, a distinctive barrel roof, marble countertop, 17 stools

Photo 

Skee's Diner in 1980

Courtesy Skee's Diner website

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Description 

The diner has been moved to an undisclosed location pending restoration. Manufactured by Jerry O'Mahony, Inc., Dining Car Builders, of Elizabeth, NJ as #562 in the late 1920's and shipped to somewhere in the Saybrook CT area. Moved to Torrington in late 1945 and opened as Skee's Diner in February 1946. The diner closed for the last time in 2001. Restoration has been ongoing, and a new location has not been chosen.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 2002
Reference number
02000912
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Diner
Areas of significance
Architecture; Commerce
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Restaurant
Current function
Restaurant
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant year
1944

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2016: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added Tag: Diner
  • May 25, 2016: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description, historical photo, and website URL
  • May 15, 2015: Updated by Chester Gehman: Updated status: moved pending restoration.
  • April 19, 2015: Updated by Chester Gehman: Has been demolished.
  • January 30, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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