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Hickory Street Bridge   
Gem of the Allegheny
"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 inpsection
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
Hickory Street Bridge, Warren, Pennsylvania
photo  Copyright 2007 Allegheny Almanac
The award winning Hickory Street Bridge connecting downtown
with South Warren has been through many incarnations over two
centuries. This photo is outdoor music concert. In 1871 it was a
suspension toll bridge. For some reason this scene has always
been close to the hearts of local residents. You can even get way to
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. The local library has received
national recognition and has
been called "the gem of the Allegheny."  I think the whole town is a
gem. It's a great place to retire. The area ranked
number two in the
nation for best rural places to live. The
Seneca Indians were the
original inhabitants of this location which is the confluence of the
Conewango Creek and the Allegheny River. Many still live here and
on the northern shores of the Allegheny River. I went to local public
school with them and one of my landlords was a descendant.  
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