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Glenshaw Tourist Home: 1938

Glenshaw Tourist Home: 1938

September 1938. "Old private house, now a tourist home. Buckhannon, West Virginia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

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Dream House

Just the thought of having to paint all that trim gives me nightmares.

Someone made way with the Stained Glass

I bet that threw amazing light into the home. Speaking of light, It makes me happy that they thought to put that light fixture above the entrance like that, back then. At that location and angle it appears to be facing, it would have been more of decorative, shadow lighting, in a certain way that the stained glass was. It definitely would have lit the steps as well, but so would a pole light. What a great house, but it also lost those beautiful slate patterned tiles on the roof. It looks like the roofers did a "decent" job trying to replicate the style, so they get an A for effort. I'm sure it saved the owners around 45k just to change the material to asphalt. Overall, it looks great, and I'm sure a wonderful place to stay. West Virginia is certainly full of stunning topography.

Price point

It may be like the difference between a Row House and a modern Town House - a Bread & Breakfast is more expensive than a Tourist Home or Cabin.

Still a Tourist Home

or, er ... a Bed and Breakfast, actually.

[A bed-and-breakfast is a tourist home. -Dave]

It's remarkably unchanged

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