Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ambridge: Old Economy Village

Old Economy Village is a National Historic Landmark District in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.  The community was established in 1824, thus many of the buildings date from the early to mid 19th century. Vistors can take a historic tour of the village. For more information, the Old Economy Village website can be found here.

Visitors Center

Restoration in progress.

1 comment:

  1. Just an aside, the red brick house in the picture before the "restoration in progress" photo, those "s" shaped things are brackets and long bolts that kept the house from falling apart. At one time this house must have began to sag or lean. I learned about them in Charleston, SC. they were called "earthquake bolts". In the 1880's they had an earthquake that damaged a lot of homes. So to repair them they would run long bolts through the house and wrench them back together and have these decorative and useful fittings on the outside to help bring the house back together. Enjoy your site immensely.