Here And There In America, Part 3

Anybody want to lease a restaurant with a caboose? As its name gives away, this had been the Mohawk Rail Station on the line parallel to the Erie Canal, in Herkimer, New York. We recently learned that it was the railroad that put the canal out of business — it took too long waiting to get through all the locks…

…such as this one, which is Lock 18.

Yet another victim of modernization — a René Lalique wall panel from the entrance lobby of the old John Wanamaker’s Department Store, in Philadelphia. This was part of a set which had been commissioned by Wanamaker’s, and may be the last survivor of the lot. It’s in the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York.

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One Response to Here And There In America, Part 3

  1. Glad the Lalique made it to a museum; it’s lovely!

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