Swigle's tavern:
Another old landmark coming down
March 24, 2012

The landmark building at the intersection of Chestnut-Shoemaker and Roberts Street dates to the early days of Nanty Glo, when it was the anchor of a section of town nicknamed "the Barbary Coast" after the most notorious district of another mining boomtown, San Francisco. All of the other bars that gave the district its nickname were gone generations ago, and like most of the businesses in the boomtown days of Nanty Glo, Mary Swigle's tavern had also gone out of business years ago.

Below, for those who remember the old days, and for those who missed them, some last looks, outside and in.

And a bit farther up
Chestnut Street...

At right and below are some last
looks, through the front plate glass
window, at a more recent Nanty Glo
favorite hangout also now closed, the
former Niner Diner in the LaMantia
Building, Chestnut and First Street.


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