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Hickory Street Bridge, Warren, Pennsylvania
Hickory Street Bridge   
The award winning Hickory Street Bridge connecting
downtown with South Warren has been through many
incarnations over two centuries. This photo is the 2007
version. It includes a convenient walkway with benches
where you can watch the river or an 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 notecards of a
painting of it from a
local artist. If you scroll all the 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
descendent.  (
Continued on next page.)
Unless otherwise noted website contents are Copyright 2005-2007
by
Allegheny Almanac
from Warren, PA                               see Kinzua Dam
photo  Copyright 2007
Victorian Warren, PA
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
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