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Old Hotels: Pictorial

Milestones Vol 6 No. 1

In the absence of rapid, personal transportation, the early traveler who found himself far from home at night had to accept the hospitality of the local hotel or inn. Every village had at least one hotel, and the larger towns possibly a dozen. Many of the early hostelries remain today, but as apartment houses, warehouses, or empty shells.

Left: The Hotel Phillis in Beaver Falls. Right: The Hotel Grand, Economy (now Ambridge)

Left: The St. Cloud in Homewood. Right: The Clyde House, Fifth Avenue, New Brighton (burned in 1970's)

Left: Rochester's Lincoln Hotel on New York Avenue and Pleasant Street. Right: The Monaca Hotel, later an office building on North Street.