Archive for the ‘Lost Highway’ Category

Checked Out

August 25, 2011

The Checkerboard Diner Pittsfield, Massachusetts  © jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The Checkboard Diner, on Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, Mass., apparently had at least two previous incarnations as diners: Miss Pittsfield and Lizi’s Miss Pittsfield, after being moved to the town from its original location in nearby Dalton. It now appears to be destroyed.

The Checkerboard DinerPittsfield, Massachusetts© jan albers | all rights reserved

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Shaker Village

June 22, 2011

Shaker VillageMount Lebanon, New York© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserve

Mount Lebanon, New York

A settlement designed to fail. Which it did, in 1947, when the last seven members of the community left this site.

It’s Show Time!

June 3, 2011

Seneca Drive-InSeneca, New York© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Seneca, New York

The end of one road, at least: 20/20 Vision: Travels Along America’s Accidental Highway opens tonight at the Carnegie Center!

Cowboy Line

June 1, 2011

Drive-In TheaterLong Pine, Nebraska© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Long Pine, Nebraska

It shouldn’t be surprising that this drive-in has closed–the town’s population is less than 400. In busier days, Long Pine was a hub on the so-called Cowboy Line, which paralleled Route 20, for the Chicago and North Western railroad. Today this route is being developed into a trail for biking, walking, and horseback riding.

White Sulphur Temple

May 12, 2011

White Sulphur TempleSharon Springs, New York© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Sharon Springs, New York

Now part of the national historic district in Sharon Springs, New York, the temple was part of the mineral water spa that drew visitors from the early 19th century to the the start of World War II.


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