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Thursday, 07 September 2017 19:47

The Walker Inn

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While working my way through some old photographs, I found a series of five photographs of a place sometimes called Five Corners in Montgomeryville, the intersection of DeKalb Pike (202), Bethlehem Pike (309) and Cowpath Road.

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Back in the 19th Century, Bethlehem Pike had many hotels.  The large white building the left was the last of the old inns, known as the Walker Inn.  

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It was known as Walker Inn after its final owners, Thomas Walker and his wife.  I couldn't find out exactly when the building was built.  A hotel appears at the same site in an 1893 property atlas published  by J. L. Smith.

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These pictures were taken in 1949, just before the building was demolished for, you guessed, it, a gas station.

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