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Amity Hall: 1937

Amity Hall: 1937

August 1937. "Automobile convoys at Amity Hall, Pennsylvania. Truckers' facilities are, according to the drivers, model accommodations and of a kind not found elsewhere." Photo by Edwin Locke, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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Amity Hall Memories

During the course of my lifetime-I'm approaching 70-I've watched Amity Hall deteriorate from a hotel/restaurant (my dad liked the sandwiches) to a roadhouse tavern to an abandoned hulk with a heartbreaking hole in its roof to a pointless exit. Economic evolution, I suppose, but it was still a good place in the '60s and '70s.

Not Much Left

Five vandals set fire to the hotel in May of 2009, but firefighters were able to stop the blaze before the building was entirely lost.

Here's a great drone flyover of the area done a few years ago:

The remains of the hall were bulldozed recently as seen in Google Maps with only the land scars remaining near the Amity Hall exit of US 22/322, East of River Rd South of the it's intersection with Bass Ln.


... Dodges.

[And Plymouths. -tterrace]

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