Wow! Best laid plans... went down to take pictures of the house, ended up tripping on the curb and sprained my ankle. Just didn't feel much like trying to get shots after that.
But finally after a lot of bed rest and wearing a boot, I hobbled today down there to take the pictures; find them attached.
I was around 14 to 15 when I started going to drag city. My older brother and me started going to drag city a bunch in the 60’s and then we started going to Paradise drag strip one week and drag city the next really in joyed them both. Then I was drafted into the army at 18 then that was the end of our drag racing. Watching the funny cars spoiled me then we couldn’t hardly watch the street cars race any more. Is drag city strip still there under the grass. And if you know about Paradise please let me know about it too.
The primary image is not in the Deering Street Historic District. It is the Stephenson House on the corner of State and Spring Streets. It is about 4 or 5 blocks from the district.
was the house burned during Civil War?
Hi Bill -
No, the address is more in the upper 30's in the block between Broad and Woodlawn next door to The Magnolia Restaurant and across the street from the city parking lot - I'm at 118 W Candler. Per JR's request, I'll get some pics of the house and get them uploaded of it's current state - I have to go down there today anyway to get my haircut. :)
The group called Save the Soldiers Home has posted a fascinating article about the Ward Theater. It is one of the beautiful buildings at the Old Soldiers Home in Wood, Wisconsin and is also one that is greatly endangered. The article shares the history of the Ward Theater and includes some great photos of the interior.
I have posted a link to the article on the Ward Theater page.
I listed it as demolished based on Wikipedia.
The church pictured is Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The photos I am attaching are the Mt. Zion Cemetery a short walk away.
Donations for maintenance can be made at the following:
Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund
612 Ben Baker Rd,
Hail, KY 42501
Is the address actually 116 W. Candler St?
are parts still available as available for old hand operated well pumps!
Ummm.... I'm not sure how this got "demolished" status - I pass it every day because I live 3 blocks down from it... so as of 11/05/2020 it's still standing (although I don't think it's used as a realty office anymore - nobody is ever around it).
James Bruce Round Barn, 1884 W Becker School Rd, Freeport, IL 61032-9275
+42.252044, -89.649102 or 42°15'07.4"N 89°38'56.8"W
South of Freeport, IL, west of County Hwy 26, north side, next to Hake's Hardwood Floor Co.
Demolished (2019-2020?). Parking lot on former site.
Do you have any information on the structure next to the Tennga airport near the railroad tracks? Feel free to contact me @firstname.lastname@example.org
Never understand that.
The barn was bulldozed and the remains were burnt in March 2012
The owner of these apartments threatened to kill me after I walked from his driveway taking pictures of the East Falls. After insulting my intelligence, and verbally attacking me.
Here's a recent video I did on the mill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Phxfv9ozxI
My father Oran P "Olie" Baumgardner and his friend Tony Gaston were the last people to work on engine #1147. They made it ready for its new home. My father worked for the GN and BN for almost 45 yrs all the time in Wenatchee, WA. He retired around 1968. He passed away in 1987.
Attached are pictures of Perly's (Formerly the Investment Realty Company Building) buit by Henry Carl Messerschmidt in 1930 (a contributing building), and the Sydnor & Hundley Building built in 1931 by Carmeal & Johnson These two structures are on the far edge of the district, and have an Art Deco design.
All pictures are my own work and were taken in 2019 shortly before COVID made it impossible to take. I, grant permission for these photos to appear on this site.
Photo 1 description: Facade of the former Investment Realty Company Building at 111 E Grace Street, now known as Perly's.
Photo 2 description: Facade of the Sydnor & Hundley building at 108 E. Grace Street, this is now an apartment building, and one of the taller buildings in the historic district.
Photo 3 description: Close up of the Art Deco details on the Sydnor & Hundley building at 108 E. Grace Street.
Photo 4 description: Close up of the Art Deco details on the Sydnor & Hundley building at 108 E. Grace Street.
Photo 5 description: The tin ceiling in 111 E. Grace Street.
This structure is also known as the CNB Building, and for a while was abandoned, it was recently converted to confos and now goes by the name The Lofts at CNB.
This structure is also known as the CNB Building, and for a while was abandoned, it was recently converted to confos and now goes by the name The Lofts at CNB.
Hello. I ran across what looks to be the remains of an old bridge. Only the deteriorating cement is left along the banks as far as I can tell. It's just East (upstream) of the Cumberland Rd bridge over White River.
This barn collapsed in late August; the area is now empty.
i own this land and there is absolutely no access.
You live in California and your greatest worry is exploding trees?
The accurate address is 229 W Riddle Ave. 299, and St. are incorrect.
This isn’t the Bellefonte Academy. It burnt down in 2004.
Quite a lot of loonies posting in the forum of late.
Lodging? That's what Google Maps says...
If so, call me at 404-543-8202.
My name is Mark.
Please put the actual address of the church somewhere. The address is very hard to find. Someone might like to actually donate to the church, and this would be the only way to send anything to the church. Thank you.
These horrible trees are literally a threat to our lives. The Eucalyptus is a fire bomb. There is only one way out of our neighborhood, we suffer from regular wild fires. If an historic landmark is more important than our property and lives then I have lost faith in mankind. It’s just mean.
fun fact, the slug bug in the picture is still there
There are many photos available of the two Rose homes. Robert H Rose at 3 Riverside and brother Edward L Rose at 5 Riverside drive. Attached:
There are a couple of pics included in the article. It is indeed gone.
According to several reports on September 10, 2020 this landmark may have been destroyed by fire:
"The Manning Fire outside Colfax which destroyed the historic covered bridge over the Palouse River. . ."
Richard Gutman, author of "American Diner Then & Now, writes "Orleans Manufacturing (1947-1948) is thought to have built only two diners. One is extant. Originally called Dauphin's Superior Diner, in Rochester, New York, it was recently restored and reopened as the Highland Park Diner on its original site."
Do you know the font that is used on the tower spelling Crandon?
Just want to thank you for posting this. I have been sitting on the beaches of Westerly RI for years, and with binoculars, have been staring at and wondering what the big blocky building was!! Thanks so much.
Do you have any photos of the carriage house that was down the hill from the Tappan House? It burned down in the 1980s.
There was a restaurant in this house at one time. What was the name of the restaurant??
There is a really large protest around this statue right now along with many other confederate statues in the US right now. I got some pictures of the protest which has been going on for a month or two since the people who own the land did not want to move it.
I made sure to keep people's faces out of my pictures, but yeah, pretty decent sized protests.
The fifth floor housed WLS Radio back in the Musicradio days
Posted earlier a picture of how the Furnace looks after cleanup work was begun in March 2020 taken by Tammy Adams, Spring Run, PA. The picture here shows the condition of the Furnace when PVHS was deeded to us by The Franklin County Historical Society. As you can see much work has been done by volunteers. There is more to be done.
The Carrick Furnace has been transferred to the local Path Valley Historical Society in February 2020. Cleanup efforts were immediately commenced, a driveway and parking lot added, and this relic furnace is in much better condition. Visitors to the site should use caution and stay away from the limestone stack and practice safe walking. Work is ongoing and Friends of The Carrick Furnace has been established on Facebook. Donations and volunteers are welcome. You may contact the Path Valley Historical society at
Please feel free to contaact the Society with questions, support, volunteering.
The Sells Brothers, Allen, Lewis, and Peter were better known as proprietors of the Sells Brothers Circus and Sells-Floto Circus. The circuses wintered in Topeka but the brothers were also known as real estate investors in the Topeka area.
Artifacts and ephemera of the Sells Brothers circus investments are held in the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. (It is listed here in Sauk County, Wisconsin as the Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Quarters.)
You have to want to come here to bother coming here. It's not easy to find and do not rely on your GPS. Many of the mapped roads here are not roads at all. One road my GPS sent me to was actually a line of high voltage transmission towers. Until the forest service restores this tower, there's not much reason to come here.
Regarding the contractors Bailey & Mullen. Of the latter, Mullen was William J. Mullen whose family still resides in Arizona. Mr. Mullen also built other notable structures such as the school house in Cataract Canyon as a federal project for the Havasupai in the interior of The Grand Canyon. The school house has recently been condemned and may only exist in photographs. You may contact Robert Mullen at email@example.com
The Lighthouse Museum is closed at present (2020) for restoration. Reopening is planned for Spring, 2021.
What a great find! Thank you for sharing these postcards!
My father recently passed away and i just acquired some postcards his mother collected before she passed away in 1951. and came across this postcard of Carlton place postmarked 1915. So did some googling to find out more about the place. I grew up in Oklahoma, and grew up and currently living in Collinsville. My grandmother lived in Arkansas so this was a great find. learning a bit a bout her through these postcards and now a little more about my home state. My grandmother died of tuberculosis and was in a sanitarium. so i believe she may have collected them while there and possible before. Came across this site and thought i would share. thanks. Denise
This landmark is actually located in Henderson County, not Polk County.
When was the Crawford house built& by whom?
Check the street view and be sure to rotate to about 180°.
I wonder how this one slipped past the google editors!
Hello, just wanted to say that the current photo is not the Taylorsville canal inn. The one pictured is actually 3242 Taylorsville Rd. Next door was where the Inn (on the other side of the canal. I actually grew up in both houses at different times growing up. Unfortunately the dwelling was demolished after a fire in 2003. However, there use to be remnants of a structure where the mules/animals were kept on the property pictured. Not sure if it's still there though.
That is not 393 Main. Two blocks south. Big error.
I used to take my girlfriend Karen Reynolds to Bailey Falls. It was pretty impressive back in the 50s and 60s.I have great pictures of my dad with my mom there before they were married. Many people used to picnic at Bailey Falls.It was very popular.Those were the days!
How come I photographed this locomotive in Wales in the late 50's or early 60's. I seem to remember photographing it in Snowdonia, but there is no history of it travelling to the UK.
Do you know the name and the story of the small spring next to hiway 86 just east of Racine? It was a small wooden structure and I'm interested in it's story. Any information would be appreciated!
This building is in New York County and it already has an entry there.
A mining company has met with the McDuffie Zoning Board to mine kaolin in Boneville,Georgia against many of the citizens ' protest. How will mining in Boneville affect the town's status of a historical place? How can citizens be assured that the proper paperwork has been filed with the historical society?
This house was moved at some point to 566 Trails End, Mackinaw City, MI. This places it now in Emmet County.
I work in a Zoo, and we have a G-16 train set. I am replacing rotted railroad ties, I need to purchase the rectangle washers, that are used to hold the track to the tie, when using lag bolts,. any idea were i can buy these? Thanks Don
Who now owns the property of Schumer Springs?
The stump with the poem carved into it is currently located in the lobby of the Ranger Station in Winthrop Washington. According to Harvey Manning in the 100 hikes in North Cascades hiking book the stump was moved to Early Winters Visitor center in 1980. Do not know when it was moved to Winthrop
Just adding a little info to my previous comment. John Dubuisson,my uncle, among other things was President of the Chamber of Commerce and involved in Urban Renewal in the early sixties. He was President at one time of Rotary, and I believe also had been in the Lion's Club. Dorothy was involved with the Fanny Battle Day Home and we caroled every Christmas Eve to collect for that cause. She also was president of the Gray Ladies (I think that was their name) volunteers at St Thomas Hospital. They were members of the Richland and Belle Meade Country Clubs. Mr Neuhoff was on the boards of some banks. He built the first stacked car park in Nashville. He had a meat packing business and was famous for the spiced round that was popular at Christmas. His valet Myzell lived at the home and accompanied him on trips. When in town Myzell served as house keeper and cook. Dorothy belonged to a garden club and was busy with her garden in the spring and summer. They gave money for the chapel at St Thomas... as I recall at first it was a new chapel in the old St. Thomas, and then for the new, modern one at the new location. Upon Dorothy's death I gave both John's and Dorothy's portraits to the hospital. Dorothy had two sisters who were Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. I think their names were Sr. Henrietta and Sr. Helen
Growing up in Nashville my name was Frances Laurentia Fossick. My mother was well known as writer, organist, choir director, and piano teacher. Her name was Eleanor Dubuisson Fossick.
I am looking for a photo of the route 9 Mail Pouch barn taken from the Bike/walking path. I’m from St C and really miss the bike path but especially that barn. I’m into painting now and would love to paint the barn. Please, if any photos are available can you email them? Or text. ( 843-802-5131)
We’ve lived in SC (near Hilton Head) for 10 years.
Thank you so much.
57 Shelburne St
The referenced version of the song listed in the previous message is no longer on YouTube. There is a version up there sung by the Statler Brothers, recorded from a television show.
Little Brown Church in the Vale:
This is a duplicate entry for "New Masonic Building and Oriental Theater"
my grandfather Leonard Berryman was the person donated this train to the city of Wenatchee.
Built by Joseph Cloyd son of David and Margaret Campbell Cloyd, my 9th gr grandparents. Who are the current owners of Back Creek Farm?
I am trying to compile a history of ownership of the property. Thank you
Ringgold Mill Complex, Clarksville, Tennessee and all adjacent land surrounding is privately owned property and not open to the public for any type of activity.
Craftsman Style. Originally brown...never white.
According to legend, Beverly had a hidden room, the purpose of which was to house Napoleon if he could be kidnapped. Which he wasn’t, so it wasn’t needed. If it existed.
The Lowther Family lived here for almost a year, 2003. All the photos in the Historic documents for this home show our home furnishings. We rented it for $3,000 a month, it seemed a beautiful place to live for awhile, but it brought us nothing but bad luck, including divorce within ten months of moving in. We all eventually made it back to California. The home was unsettling when you were there alone, definitely haunted, creepy, and a somewhat dark history, which I just read about. No privacy, too isolated, encounters with deadly desert creatures, including a giant centipede, a Gila monster, and a giant owl living in the courtyard tree. A strange, sad and lonely home. . .
This boat is not located here anymore, and actually located in Louisana now.
I forgot to say Sarah McSpadden Crookshank was the child of Samuel and was mentioned in his will. Im getting too close to 70yo! When I was a child, I receieved the app paper for the Daughters of the American Revolution, I remember my Grandfather telling me it was something good but at eight I promptly lost it. Thanks again.
My 2or3Xgreat-grandmother was Sarah McSpadden that married William Crookshank. They lived in Jonesborough Tenn. My grandfatherJess Crookshank moved to Mounds, Ok. but kept the family home located in Tenn with the family. His brother John lived there until his death. Ive just found out about this connection and havent studied it much. Any information that someone would like to send would be welcomed. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
The first 7 pictures are of the old train stop f.n.a. 'Grotto'. It's where passengers would disembark and spend time along the Piney Creek and local area attractions.
This house has been reported elsewhere as destroyed. I can assure you it is not nor the companion servants house. Both are still occupied by descendants
My wife and I will be there on the 22nd of June. I am a 2nd cousin, 6th generation removed of James Buchanan Eads. Could I get any information available to find out about his birth place. Last year we visited all his Mississippi river stops. I do have a lot of information I can share with you. My address is 3250 so. 54th st., Milwaukee, Wi. 53219. Would be nice to get any information ahead of time for my research. Thank you so much for your time. Charlie Eads.
Former railroad stop on the old Dayton, Lebanon & Cincinnati railroad. This railroad ran the high ridge between the Little Miami River & Great Miami River and was said to have been the only railroad serving Dayton, OH that was not affected by the 1913 Flood. Passenger service stopped in 1934. Tracks removed in 1979.
The Adams Store was a two story brick building built at 208 Elm Street by the Adams family as a grocery store for the packing house workers who lived in the neighborhood of the plant. The Adams family moved their business to another part of town and only then did Rath Packing buy the store building to use as an annex to the Administration Building. In the photo above you can only see two windows of the old store at the left hand side.
This landmark is in Montgomery County, PA, not Lycoming County.
This landmark is in Sussex County, not Kent County.
718 E. Wells St. is the Henry Manschot House built in 1874. The architect was Charles A. Gombert.
The registration form submitted to the NPS has this to say about the house:
"The Manschot House is an excellent example of an Italianate style residence. It is three bays wide, two stories high on a raised basement and has a low hipped roof and bracketed cornice with a center pediment. It is constructed of cream brick with brick quoins at the corners of the main block. The windows have segmental tops with stone sills and hood molds inset with incised keystones. All masonry surfaces are painted green. The principal alterations include the replacement of the original main entry with the present Colonial style door and fanlight and the removal of the front porch in 1955.
"Henry A. Manschot was a successful butcher with his shop on Market Square. He had succeeded to the ownership of Jacob Nunnemacher's butcher shop in the late 1860s after working there since the 1850s. His business eventually failed and after the death of his wife he sold the house in 1891. In the 1920s, it was occupied by Francis E. McGovern after he finished his second term as Governor of Wisconsin."
The form can be found on the NRHP website at:
I'm researching my family tree, and I have records of my relatives living at 718 Wells Street, Milwaukee, on the 1880 census. They were William, Ann and Alois Stanton.
Is the pink building that stands there now the house that would have been there in 1880? Would it have been single occupancy? What was life in Milwaukee like?
Actually, not the only place called Only. There is an Only Missouri
This building is totally worth saving; it is a part of Elko's history
If wishes were dollars, I'd spend them all having this building restored, and open it for tours.
Thank you for this picture and the historic information about the Grange and this building. It is 102 years old and still an integral part of the Harpswell community.
DEN ADLER(not Don)wrote the article on the WSOR website.
The picture attributed to "Nyttend" for this landmark is not of the North Main Street Historic District. The picture is of the 100 block of Main St. and would be of the Henderson Commercial Historic District.
Your GPS coordinates are wrong: use: 38°37'17.49"N 84°18'21.00"W
Using Google Earth, your geolocation was more than a mile south of the landmark.
This is actually located in Washington County, PA, not Greene County, PA.
Sadly, I drove by this address, Fri.2/28/2020. This is gone! The parcel is void of all former structures.
It's still here. My home is the abandoned railroad station built around 1843-48 by the Iron Mtn Railroad. In its time it had a stable and a grainary and its driveway is what remains of old Potosi rd. It is believed Sam Hildebrand hunted down and killed 2 men on the property of which he speaks about in his autobiography.
House has been moved. I encountered many articles stating this fact, but I have only found one article stating where it is going and even then, it's unclear precisely where as there are no Google Map images showing it. The two addresses listed are Halliday Lane and 1733 State Route 41 Southwest, both in Washington, C.H. Both locations are very close to one another.