Harmony Inn – History

The origin of the small town of Harmony, PA was based mainly on a Lutheran Separatist movement in late 1804. They began small settlements like Harmony all across southwestern Pennsylvania. Their communities lasted until 1814 when the Harmonists prepared to move to the state of Indiana and sold their land for cheap to the Mennonites in the […]

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People’s Bank Theatre – History

Marietta, Ohio has quite a history of being ahead of the curve in the area. There are numerous buildings that utilized technology, like boiler heat and a primitive air conditioning system before these household necessities even had a name. The one technological advancement that most do not think about is in the entertainment industry.  Marietta had its’ fill […]

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Lafayette Hotel – History

Currently in operation, the Lafayette Hotel will transport guests back in time. The hotel has been renovated beautifully to incorporate the old Victorian era time period throughout its’ walls. The building houses old relics and artifacts from the time period which had been discovered from the area surrounding the small town of Marietta, Ohio. These artifacts aren’t the […]

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Kelly Road – History

Kelly Road State Route 4043 Ohioville, PA This mile long old road connects Ohioville to Industry, both old mill towns tucked in the backwoods of southwestern Pennsylvania in the twilight of their once booming economic era.  Kelly Road is known as Mystery Mile and is surrounded by the darkness of overgrown woods on both sides.  […]

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Carrie Furnace – History

At one time, the steel and iron industries were the top of the economic pyramid. Everything was a trickle-down effect from there. And Pittsburgh, in particular Homestead, PA, was the main hub of the majority of import and export of steel and iron through the United States. Because of this, plenty of tragedy and death were overlooked for […]

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Castle Blood – History

As a thriving haunted attraction, known as Castle Blood, this longtime funeral home held excessive amounts of sad and negative energy in the past. David H. Woodward Home for Funerals and Stephen D. Yoney Jr. Funeral Home both held funerals and embalmed the dead in the basement of this haunted destination. Both fell on hard times much […]

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Anchorage Mansion – History

  Currently surrounded by a parking lot and a few close buildings, the original Anchorage (Putnam Villa) was secluded and sat overlooking the entire town of Marietta, Ohio and the two intersecting rivers of Ohio River and Muskingum River.  This mansion was to be the perfect homestead for the wealthy Putnam family but the dream home […]

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Nemacolin Castle – History

Seated above the Monongahela River in the small town of Brownsville, PA, Nemacolin Castle overlooks the small, bustling town.  It was a perfect location to act as both a trading post and a family home.  The structure has been added to over the years  since its’ original construction, and perhaps that’s part of the appeal for living […]

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