Victorian Smethport

July 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Dan and I continue to use as many weekends as we can to see parts of the state that we haven't spent any time before, and our latest weekend trip took us to the Allegheny National Forest area where one of our stops was a town called Smethport.  Smethport was founded in 1807 by Dutch land investors and is situated in the Pennsylvania Wilds region.  From the 1870s to the early 1900s, Smethport was an important center for the hardwoods industry and enjoyed an economic boom that allowed the construction of many mansions that today make up a historic architectural district.  I find it fascinating to explore these boom towns of yesteryear in our travels.  Take a look at some of the mansions we saw on the self-guided walking tour:

 

 

 


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