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Hickory Street Bridge
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"After the Wedding in Warren,
Pennsylvania"
artist unknown
National Gallery of Art

A nice print of this original can be
seen in the foyer of the
Warren
Public Library. On close inspection
you can see the word "Warren" on a
sign at the white railroad station just
under the small bridge arch and
"Liberty Inn" on the tall brown
townhouse to the right.
Can you spot the 1823
Sill House
in this painting
?

(hint)
Hickory Street Bridge
The award winning Hickory Street Bridge connecting downtown
with South Warren has been through many incarnations over two
centuries. Minnesota Public Radio wrote, "The design of this bridge
replicated the look of the 1918 Hickory Street Bridge in historic
Warren, Penn. Precast balustrade railings and architectural arch
facade panels were reproduced from original drawings of the 1918
bridge."

In 1871 it was a
suspension toll bridge. For some reason this scene
has always been close to the hearts of local residents.

On the bottom of this page you can view an early 20th Century
painting of it that is hanging in the National Gallery of Art in
Washington, D.C. The painting is done from a memory and is
representational. Local natives can make pretty good guesses of
what each item in the painting represents. It is a classic "primitive"
work. Believe it or not, this was considered a "masterpiece" of
American naive (not native) art in 1968 and was exhibited in the
Grand Palais in Paris, France.

And the local library has received national recognition in a
recent
book and has been called "the gem of the Allegheny."  I think the
whole town is a gem.
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