Grand View Ship Hotel, Lincoln Hwy, PA 1953

A passenger waits in a no-nonsense black 1947 Dodge Custom Sedan with suicide doors and russet interior in front of the famous landmark Ship Hotel, 17 miles west of Bedford, PA on US 30. Looks like a pretty dramatic view of the Allegheny mountains; apparently you can SEE 3 STATES and 7 COUNTIES! I wonder if you had to use that ginormous Dr. Seuss telescope to do so. Other activities include weighing yourself, steering the hotel to ports unknown, and dropping provided anchor.

Unfortunately, the Grand View burned down in 2001 after existing for years as a shadow of it's once-proud self. The postcards on this site show the lifespan of this bit of roadside Americana as well as some fantastic interior views.

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