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Re: [FJGRailroad] Amsterdam Industry

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  • Paul Charland
    Thanks Paul and Jerry, If it wasn t built until 1954 then I don t need to draw the motel at all, just represent the quarry. In the shot I posted you can see
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 5, 2011
      Thanks Paul and Jerry,

      If it wasn't built until 1954 then I don't need to draw the motel at
      all, just represent the quarry. In the shot I posted you can see the
      ACN is up a 30 or 40 feet cliff from the quarry, haven't seen anything
      myself that would indicate a track heading there.

      Thanks for the help.

      Paul :-)

      On 05/04/2011 12:24 AM, Jerry Snyder wrote:
      > Paul, Paul Larner is correct. It was originally a limestone quarry,
      > the name of which I have around here somewhere. In 1954 the 15 unit
      > Mohawk View Motel was built in there. They added on in 1956, 1958,
      > 1960, and 1964 (apparently business was pretty good). The Tepee
      > restaurant (the large portion of the structure toward the upper left)
      > was added in 1962, replacing the 1956 coffee shop. The Tepee and the
      > motel were both enlarged in 1964, with the new section of the
      > restaurant built right onto the stone quarry wall face, which formed
      > some of the walls inside, and caused no end of problems with leaks
      > and dampness inside. It was a very popular spot in the '60's and
      > early '70's. I have a postcard illustration of it that I will scan
      > and put in the AC&N album. The motel shut down quite a few years ago
      > and is pretty much a ruin today. The Tepee itself has gone through
      > a few owners over the last 20 years (including the City of Amsterdam)
      > but no-one has been able to make a go of it. It's been boarded up
      > now for the last few years and the current owner (who also owns
      > several other empty properties around the city) has made no effort to
      > do anything with it nor announced any plans for it. Prior to 1954 it
      > was just the empty abandoned quarry. And I have no indication that
      > it was ever served by the AC&N. Jerry
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