Ship Hotel: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway

Ship Hotel: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway

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by Brian Butko
     
 

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The larger-than-life hotel shaped like a ship, once lodged in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains along the coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway, is one of the country's all-time favorite roadside attractions. In this fascinating book--liberally illustrated with vintage postcards, photos, and blueprints--author Brian Butko weaves together interviews and surviving documents

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The larger-than-life hotel shaped like a ship, once lodged in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains along the coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway, is one of the country's all-time favorite roadside attractions. In this fascinating book--liberally illustrated with vintage postcards, photos, and blueprints--author Brian Butko weaves together interviews and surviving documents to tell the eight-decade story of this beloved icon of the road that was also a monument to grand ideas, whimsy, and good old hucksterism.

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Chris Epting
"A loving, exhaustive, port-to-starboard look at one of the most spectacular pieces of Americana ever constructed."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811736312
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,296,878
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Butko lives in the Pittsburgh metro area and is the nation's leading authority on the Lincoln Highway. He is a founding director of the new Lincoln Highway Association.

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