Photos of historic Belsano farm


These photos are from Belsano's historic farm that was once was the home of the town's most distinguished resident, Cambria County Judge Samuel Lemon Reed (1864-1934). Above, construction is shown underway on the Benjamin Franklin Highway, US 422, the photo apparently taken from the C&I Railroad overpass, the Victorian-era farmhouse in the photo's upper right (scroll the window right). At middle right, the barn with its Mail Pouch advertisement is seen as it looked in the 1970s. Below, the house in its heyday. The 178-acre farm includes the well-known Belsano Triangle Restaurant. No dates were available with these photos.

Among other contributions to Blacklick Township, Judge Reed was the founder of and built the Reed Vocational School which soon afterward became the Blacklick Township High School, and endowed reconstruction of the former Methodist Episcopal Church in Belsano (the brick edifice of today, built in 1935).

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Links to additional Blacklick Township pages
Blacklick Township Home Page
Blacklick Township teachers recalled

Clarks' Farm Market recalls valley's past general stores
Red Mill site: Blacklick Valley's good news
Blacklick Township Churches 
Blacklick Township High School Class Lists
George Warholic's Blacklick Township Pages
Belsano Memories (from Jon Kennedy's growing up there, with Belsano School photo-1)
Belsano Memories (from Trudy Rummel Myers, childhood on the pig farm)
Belsano Memories (from Jon Kennedy's adolescence, writing for Mountaineer Herald-2)
Belsano memories—Halloween in the 1950's (Jon Kennedy-3)
Belsano's famous literary figure - Malcolm Cowley
Spring fever on the Kennedy farm, 1956
Views from the hamlet of Cardiff/Nettleton
The Blacklick Township Class of 1960 35th anniversary reunion photo
Blacklick Valley's most famous athlete - Bill Hartack
The 'good old days' at Blacklick Township High School, by Linda Rae Watson Silbaugh
A Death in the Family and how it forever changed our lives (Belsano crash kills three)
      A Postscript
A virtual hike, Vintondale to Belsano
The Belsano Job—robbery and murder on the C&I Railroad
Remembering growing up in Twin Rocks, Shirley Bracken Kozlovac

 

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