Friday, May 4, 2012

Lower State Street in Erie near the Public Dock

State Street looking southwest. Photo by Chester Wasielewski, © 2012 Debbi Lyon.

Lower State Street in Erie, PA near the Public Dock

Downtown Erie, Pennsylvania looks a lot different than it did when this photo was taken on Lower State Street around 1963. The bow of the old USS Michigan/Wolverine used to sit in the park on the west side of State Street before it was moved inside of the Maritime Museum. The old anchor that was in the park now sits on East Front Street in front of the Maritime Museum.

The big brick building on the top of the bluff on the left was the Hamot Hospital Nurses Home at 2 West 2nd Street in Erie. The Niagara Hotel is the long building next to it with the blue and yellow color scheme at 20 West 2nd Street. The Niagara was managed by Christ Scott, a Greek immigrant. His son Nicholas C. Scott, the President and CEO of Scott Enterprises, which owns hotels, restaurants, Splash Lagoon and Peakn'Peek.

The Brig Niagara, which used to sit on the west side of State Street, is not visible in this picture.

Back in the day, many teenagers and young adults spent every Friday and Saturday night Buggin' State.

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1 comment:

  1. my mom and dad used to take my sister and I for a walk on Sundays after church down to the Dock. We used to be all dressed up and when we got to Dobbins Landing (public dock), we would sometimes stop in at a resturant down there that had hug aquariums in each of their windows in the front. The fish were very large and very impressive. The floors inside were wood and it was very sparse in there; just round tables and chairs and not much else but I felt like a grown up when we dined in there.I was just five or six yrs. old then.