Thursday, December 25, 2008

Parkview Hotel Or the Old Talmage House

Another picture that came from Mary Kithcart. It was a advertisement for the book (The Town that Coal Built)

FROM WESTERN ENTERPRISE—Dec. 30, 1881 The Talmage House named after A. A. Talmage, who is held in high esteem by Rich Hill people, is one of the toniest of about fifty new buildings that have lately sprung up. The structure was erected by the Town Company at a cost of §15,000. It is De­lightfully located, with its southern exposure on Park Avenue—a street 100 feet wide—and its western windows looking out upon one of the public parks. It will be surrounded on two sides by a concrete pavement. It will probably be opened by a grand ball, which will truly be an elegant affair. The house will soon be furnished with guests, the family of the Town Company's presi­dent to be included. After the Talmage is filled, it is expected that house room will be scarce, so rapidly is this section of coun­try growing

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