Unity House was purchased in 1919 by the ILGWA union from Forest Park, the former resort, and offered all the amenities of a luxury family resort at affordable prices for its employees. Union workers flocked from Baltimore, Newark, New York, and Philadelphia for a relaxing summer vacation that sprawled over a 750 acre property. On one occasion, Eleanor Roosevelt spoke in the 1100 seat theater. The resort closed in 1989.
Penn Hills Resort
PENN HILLS RESORTS
Analomink, PA Opened in 1944 as a tavern and grew into a honeymoon & couples haven with over 100 rooms available. Notably, the first poconos resort to offer an indoor ice skating rink. It's popularity peaked in the 1970s, offering couples all inclusive packages and the famous heart shaped tubs. This resort closed in 2009, disrepair and a good million in debt.
Lucrettia Mott Cottage
In 1826, Pennsylvania Quakers built the House of Refuse, which was later named Sleighton School for Girls, then Sleighton Farm School, and finally, Sleighton School. Originally a reform school for young women, the school went co-ed in 1975. By the end of it's run, the male population grew to 55%. The campus has been nominated as a historic site, but never given the official title. Some of these historic buildings were designed by Cope and Stewardson who also designed educational buildings at Princeton, Bryn Mawr, and the University of Pennsylvania.
In 1998, the financial disparities of the school were announced and the school closed the doors in 2001. After 12 years of abandonment and vandalism the campus remains a solid and yet eerie glimpse into the past.
This park opened in 1902, a favorite for Philadelphians,who would travel by train probably four hours to arrive at this park. Featured December 2010 on "American Pickers" (History Channel), this park has endured several changes of ownership, flood damage, misappropriations of funds, scandals, and government liens. With extensive damage, the park will probably never re-open.
Rocky Springs Amusement Park
Lancaster, PA. This park opened in the late 1890's and closed in 1979. Most of the remains surround the Rocky Springs Park Bed & Breakfast, originally known as "The Mansion". The 1928 Wildcat Train cars remain on the grounds, while the carousel undergoes renovations to become a wedding reception hall.
Sierra Mountains, Spain
Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona.
It's been said that the Mummers Day Parade is the oldest parade in the country. Tracing back to the mid 17th century origins, the parade is related to the Mummers Play, a tradition from England.
The parade offers various divisions:
Comics usually start the parade, they are the clowns, dressed in vivid colors, with an umbrella in one hand, and perhaps a bottle of new year cheer, in the other hand, to warm up against the winter temperatures.
Fancies usually travel in a small float with music provided by a live band.
String Bands entertain with elaborate costumes and performances.
Fancy Brigades remain the largest crew. They are similar to the Fancies, with much larger floats and presentations.
Seaside Heights, NJ
Ortley Beach, NJ
I like bikes. This project started in London, and decided to continue the search of the bikes of the world. No doubt, a long term project. Plain or decorated, a reflection of the owner can be discovered.