THIS HOME WAS BUILT BY MY FATHER CLIFFORD F MCCOMBS AND A CREW OF KURTHWOOD EMPLOYEES. ALL OF MY LIFE I HEARD FROM HIM AND MY MOTHER THAT THE HOUSE HAD A DANCE FLOOR UP STAIRS AND IT DOES' THEY HAD SATURDAY NIGHT DANCES,MY MOM WORKED AS A SWITCH BOARD OPERATOR DURING COLLEGE SUMMER. SHE MET MY DAD AND NEVER WENT BACK TO SCHOOL. JUST HAD 4 BABIES. MY WIFE AND I WENT THROUGH THE HOUSE THIS SPRING AND I GUESS BECAUSE MY DAD BUILT IT, IT WAS SOMETHING TO SEE. HE WORKED IN EXCESS OF 30 YEARS AS A BUILDING CONTRACTOR IN ALEXANDRIA AND PINEVILLE.
WADE W. MCCOMBS
Just had looked up this building, since I grew up here. My dad owned Baumann's Meat Market from the 1940's till 1975. I was in Lomira today and saw an old pic of ths building on a post card from 1904. Was confused because top of the building says 1913. My dad bought this building from John Kiefer in about 1945, so thinking John bought it from Bollers? Would love to know more of the details... My dad sold it to Kahuts, who had a fire not long after. I think it was a kraft/antique store for awhile, sat in disrepair for awhile, until someone finally bought it and restored it, and now finally considered a historic landmark, so happy about that. Would love to hear bac
Some nice photos JR. Looks like an interesting place.
I was at Jordan Family Treatment Center in the 70's and recall hearing that Al Capone had used it as a hideout. Would like to see pictures of the interior of building and would like to know if the Al Capone story was true
What most of you probably don't realize is this is the smaller of the two buckets the Big Muskie used.
The house has been successfully moved to its new location at 616 10th Avenue SE. A big congratulations to the owners for fighting to save this house from demolition. Here's an article on the move:
How about correcting the address unless you are using an original address. Currently it resides on 112th St SW, Lakewood, WA
This is not a through truss bridge; it is a deck truss bridge. The railroad track passed over the bridge, not through it. I hiked to this bridge in about 2010.
Is there anything left of the caskey settlement in Morgan co ky?
I am the Garden Educational Coordinator at the Gardens at Gantz Farm. Your address is incorrect. We are found at 2255 HOme Road, Grove City, Ohio
This is a duplicate listing
As there is not a proper selection reflecting the move of this landmark to a museum in Washington, DC, I changed the status to "Exists" as it does still exist, just not at this location.
How do you get across it
This property is not viewable from the road and the road leading to the house has been gated off. 7/19/2014
This house has deteriorated greatly. It is completely surrounded by overgrowth to the point that it is barely visible any longer. Visited it on 7/19/14.
I'm new to the site and I've noticed many of the pins in the maps of the individual pages are no where near the sites. Is there a way to change these pins?
This is a duplicate that I somehow created. Needs to be deleted.
Topo map from 1909 here:
This is actually located in York County, SC, not Cherokee County, SC.
I believe we have a new Landmark Hunter coming up in the world. Great job, Matthew!
Yes. The historical marker is gone. I have a picture of the marker that I took just a year and a half ago. The site was right in front of the Radio Shack on Shelbyville Rd in Middletown. I do not understand this mystery of why it was removed. If you have any other information, please respond to this post.
My family & I live in southern NH. My son, Matthew, was in the 4th grade this past school year. One of his final projects was to choose a NH landmark, research it, write a report and make a 3D model. Matthew chose the Mount Washington Hotel. It was interesting to learn some facts we didn't know about the resort and to build a replica. I thought it might be fun for Matthew if I sent in his photo to the hotel...I haven't told him. I wanted to surprise him. We have never been to the Mount Washington Hotel, but some time in the near future, would love to make a trip north.
We love northern NH <3 We will be camping in Glen this coming weekend...perhaps we can take a drive to show Matthew the actual landmark itself!
Hope to visit soon,
P.S. I've attached a few photos of Matthew with his model of Mount Washington hotel. In one of the photos, his friend, Ryan, is with him holding his own model of the Cog Railway.
I find it kind of rude to by up a historical place and then get angry when people want to visit it... What is this country coming to, when history becomes ok to hold as private?
that, IS NOT the Marlborough Inn (Greentree Tavern).
I lived there from 1971 to 72.
You must have current photographs of this property. How about sending them along so they can illustrate this listing?
To whom it may concern,
This property is currently for sale.
It has been restored to it's full period grandeur.
It is my distinct honor to represent the Sellers.
Please feel free to contact me for details & showing info.
I thank you,
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
The original ranger station was built around 1904, I believe. It was torn down in 1972. Do you know of any pictures of the original structure?
This old home place burned down sometime in the 1980' s, to the best of my knowledge. Youmay want to confirm this info with the monroe county (georgia) historical society.you will probably haveto google their contact info. It truly was a beautiful site...what a shame.
Burned down in an arson fire on Halloween night in 2006. Twelve people killed. Arsonist caught and now serving 12 life terms. Site of hotel now an empty lot.
Jamie McRae, the last resident of the house, was my aunt. I fondly remember my childhood days in the 60's visiting my Aunt Jamie and Uncle John. The last time I saw the home was at my cousin Gertrude's funeral a few years ago. (She was their daughter,)
I was heartbroken when I saw how run down it had become. The furniture had not changed one bit since the 60's and I was surprised to find a picture of my wife and I on the dining room table. I do not know if my relatives still own the property or not. Does the state have any plans to fix it up?
I wound up on this by accident. I was following the Rt. 66 signs and started getting concerned until I saw the Rt. 66 logo on the roadbed. Then I thought I better get a picture.
Probably just a sticky key or finger! I've corrected it.
I build that tower in the late winter and early spring of 1966.
I have possession of the Dilworth Family book written by Frances Gordon Dilworth about 1930, which references this house in Port Penn, DE, where Captain John Dilworth settled with his wife, niece of the First Colonial Governor of Delaware, Peter and/or Jacob Aldrich after the Revolutionary War in 1776. They had one child John Aldrich Dilworth, his wife Sarah Aldrich Dilworth passing on the birth of the second child about 1780.
My father (George Jakubowycz) bought the "Moody House" from Fred(?) Scott in 1951(?). At that time the house was pretty much as built. This consisted of: the main house (20+ rooms)and another 11 room house (no basement) directly behind main house(most likely servant quarters, laundry etc.). There was direct entry between the two on the first and second floor where the back stairs are. The smaller house had a hallway that led to the barn. The barn had horse stalls on the first level (on the left as one entered, an open center and not sure as to what was on the right (somewhat deconstructed). The second level was for hay. The third level had a stage in the back and a dance floor. I recall the remains of a grand piano there. My father was a man of great energy and made many changes including the tearing down of the house in back and the barn which was rebuilt as a poultry building in a larger form by the brook. As a boy my job was to help. Sold to Boochko in 1969(?). Changes included exterior painting of the main house (white with a blue trim), 1st flr windows were full floor to ceiling French reduced to present form (for heating reasons), extending porch on side in front of the kitchen, dismantling some of porch in back, tearing down the porch extension in front where one could load and unload under cover etc. Sanding and refinishing many of the floors. Adding 3 half baths. Built the small stable/garage where the barn had been. He also built the stone wall where the chicken barn now stands. From my observation no one else had the energy to keep up with it since. Another note: At time of purchase there were still the remains of two mill stones by the first waterfall, a few bricks and a length of iron pipe 18" or 24" in diameter. There must have been a grist mill there.
The grandson of the builder stopped in the mid 50s in a chauffeur driven car. Stated that his grandfather built in 1896 and that he the grandson had summered there.
I was finally able to get by the old Motel during daylight hours. It's pretty sad. Most of the stone walls still stand, though they are completely burned out. A couple gables of the office building's roof remain, but the main arch of the roof is collapsed inside. A row of 4 cabins on the opposite side of the lot are all that remain. Everything else appears to be a total loss.
At approximately 4 pm on April 22nd, 2014, a fire was reported at the Horseshoe Camp. The Main house, the office building, and 8 of the cabins have been destroyed by fire. There has been 1 arrest as of 8 pm on the same date. It seems one of the cabins was being used as a meth "lab", and a series of explosions started the fire. It's being reported locally as a total loss.
Is this structure still here? I remember driving by this place on my way to honea path, SC but I couldn't find it again later, did it get torn down?
On April 16, 2014; bridge was advertised as needed a new home.
US 221. not 921.
Great place to visit. My mother managed it years ago, lots of memories here!
You will not find this landmark. The BLM burned it to the ground in about 1996, without any compensation to the owners.
Update: the house was purchased by Hugh Alexander and Sue Fox Walters in 1986 and it became their residence in 1989.
I grew up a couple of miles south of here and Dad always called this Bugtown. He said it had a broom factory there and it caught on fire & burned the town down. Have no idea when that was, he was born in 1925 and it had already happened. Not real far from where Snider's Mill was suppose to have been. He would talk about it and finally I understood there was a mill at one time on the road between Gordonville and Burfordsville on the Whitewater Creek, not far from where the gravel road runs into it from Crump.
I am the owner of the George Short House. The street address is listed as 121 North Main Street; that is incorrect. The correct address is 151 North Main Street.
The home was purchased by Hugh Alexander Walters and Sue Fox Walters in 1989.
I remember my grandmother telling stories about this area. I googled it a couple of years ago and saw a list of the Board of Directors. One of my Fulbright ancestors was listed. I can't find the article anymore. I would love to see photos.
This is the only history I can find on this home! One website listing it for sale mentioned it has been vacant for 15 years?
I am looking for Rodney's Mill I believe to be part of Dutchtown. Possibly looking to see if Martin Rodney (Rodner) was part of the Rodney, Missouri Any help
The correct spelling is: Mayerhoff.
My son is 5 and loves water towers. We live in Plainwell and we were very sad to see that the smaller water tower had been taken down. My son has picture scrap books of all water towers he has seen and we would really like to know when the small water tower was taken down and why. I have searched the internet and can not find anything about it. Would you happen to know anything about it? Much appreciated if you do :)
How do I get a hold of someone to see if I can have my wedding here???
Drove by the courthouse square tonite, 2-12-2014. Building is a large pile of rubble surrounded by fencing. Sad.
Collapsed while under construction on 2/11/14. http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/clermont-county/stonelick-township/portion-of-stonelick-covered-bridge-collapses
My great grandfather built this hotel...His name was George W. Sparks. My grandfather was Oliver Sparks and my Dad was John H. Sparks. Where can I look to get more info on the hotel?
I hope they do add a few more stones. It's strange to see this area with only two small stones.
More stones to come! There's about a half dozen known burials here, I think.
Structure currently doomed. Wandering river eroding at base of building. Plans to move to higher location away stalled for some time. Monies needed to facilitate. Debate ongoing of chalet's purpose in a wilderness setting.
This is my grandparents home. We had many fond memories in this old home. They purchased it in the late 70's and restored it. My grandmother has passed away in 2012 and my grandfather is still alive and well and of sound mind at 97.
The photos accompanying the McGavock--Gatewood--Webb House located at 908 Meridian, Nashville, TN, are of the Two Rivers Mansion, also a McGavock home, located at 3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN. http://landmarkhunter.com/147490-two-rivers/
Attached is a photo of the 908 Meridian St. house.
The Sargent is no longer owned by the village, The sold it back in 1996 to a private owner.
I like the palladian window on the third floor and the port cochere.
What a beautiful house. I love the widows walk on the roof and the cement railings around the portico and one story wings on each side.
It is just lovely. I would love to see the inside. It is what I think of when I think of southern mansion.
My wife and I lived in the Singer House from 1960 to the early 1980's. I sold it to Steven Saling in the early 80's and am currently writing a book about our time there, getting it landmarked, repairing and installing infrastructure, etc.
The former Jackson Hotel has been renovated and is open for business. The lower level houses local businesses, and the 2 upper floors contain studio apartments for adults.
Oops - I got it mixed up. I've now moved the Duquesne photos to where they belong. Thanks for pointing it out.
My Grandmother taught at the old Schlatitz school in the 1920's. I wonder if it is still a building if someone could take a picture of it for me. Thanks
Definitely the wrong building.
This house was moved actually. The owners are reconstructing it on a plot of land about one mile away. Their progress is detailed at onedollarcottage.com/category/my-house. So not a total demolition!
I do not find the surname Chabala on the list of men who were killed in Lidice. If the entire family was killed I am wondering if perhaps they were a part of the resistance movement? Entire families were rounded up and executed if they were suspected of underground activity, especially after the Heydrich assassination. At that time, two turn-coats gave information to the Gestapo naming resistance members and almost 400 people were executed. If they were involved in that way, their names may be listed on one of two bronze plaques posted near the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague. There, the 2 parachutist assassins were trapped in the crypt and met their deaths along with 5 others from different secret missions. The plaques and recognition of resistance members was not forthcoming until after the fall of Communism. None of the missions would have been successful without the help of those brave patriots. Perhaps you may find information through the Military History Institute in Prague. Genealogy orgs. may also be helpful. I do hope you find your answers. Toni
I have withdrawn my essay and replaced it with an essay written by Toni Brendel. There's also a new photograph of the Lidice Memorial, taken by Bill Ball last month, that shows the restored memorial.
Many thanks for Toni and Bill for their contributions and help in not only improving this listing, but also for telling the story of Lidice.
I THAUGHT THAT THE FAMILY OF JOHN CHABALA WAS SLAUGHTERED IN THE TOWN OF LIDICE & HIS NAME APPEARED ON THE ONES THAT
WE'RE SLAUGHTERED. PLEASE CAN YOU LET ME KNOW BECAUSE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE SEEN THE PROGRAM ABOUT LUDICE & SAID THAT THE NAME WAS ON THE MEMORIAL
THANKS, JOHN D. CHABALA
I don't mean to be unkind, but this version of the Lidice tragedy is riddled with inaccuracies. Mr. Manning, will you please contact me? Thank you.
Author, "Lidice Remembered Around the World"
Really ticked me off when I saw this. Luckily, I went there to photograph this home and a few other historic locations that day or I would have missed it entirely.
Gosh, Andy, you must have had that snowstorm the weekend I closed the barbershop and took Aunt Bee to that sleazy motel in Mount Pilot.
The four pictures posted by Jim Allen are not of the Monongehela Incline, but are in fact of the Duquense Incline, which is located closer to The Point.
Thank you - it was fun to shoot, too! There was a pro there, with an entourage, shooting a young lady here and there. The lady in the hydraulic bucket is the owner of the building she was painting. I'm eager to get back and see what it looks like now.
Great photos JR. I was there this summer. It's a very neat town.
The area next to Eadsville is private property as well so it is extremely difficult to access the area
Thank you for including this house in your review. I can clarify the architectural description. It is a gothic revival cottage with Eastlake influences. Its core building is an 1859 ranch cottage (1 and 1/2 storey) with a 1871 addition across the front and addition of a kitchen off the back. A garage was attached to that in 1999.
The tank was leaning towards the street and was removed about 10-12 years ago for safety reasons, the base remains.
Clay, please contact me in reference to the springhouse.
I'm trying to find more information on this school. The name plate had fallen off and any information on it would be great.
Close enough for government work.
Remember, the initial listings for this site came from the National Register of Historic Places, administered by the fed'ral gummint. Correct location on a map? Good luck.
This site appears to have it in an entirely different location. Occasionally the mapping on here is "close enough".
I can't find any info online about its demolition, but a clear satellite view shows there is little left but the foundation of a building. I did a conversion of the UTM coordinates to lat/long to verify the location.
You might try the Fond du Lac Historical Society.
Demolished late 2005 or early 2006 by Chesapeake. Was home to the Junior League at that time.
I'm trying to find when Gene Autry stayed at the Hotel Retlaw and why. Can anyone help?
The house was moved ca 2008 to a site on the north side of NW 23rd St just west of Westminster in Nicoma Park.
There's another one still in service in Mayberry-On-The-Mohawk. I have Barney hide behind the buildings so all us small-town folk can generate some revenue when you big city boys blast through there without ever thinking to look for a signal in the middle of the town square.