• Rachel Lingenfelter

Throwback Thursday - The Knickerbocker

It's #ThrowbackThursday at First Frontier Forward and we are taking it back to the 1900s in Blair County!

Pictured is the Knickerbocker!


Knickerbocker row houses in a new residential area of Altoona in the early 1900s. These buildings now comprise a Historic District that includes 153 contributing rowhouse buildings.


The buildings were primarily built between 1903 and 1930, as affordable worker's housing and reflect a number of popular architectural styles including Colonial Revival and Classical Revival.


The buildings feature decorative parapets, bay windows, porch posts, pediments, and a variety of ornamentation. The district is visually dominated by the former Knickerbocker Hotel. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.


Today, the Knickerbocker, referred to as 'The Knick' is a widely known beer bar with a variety of other alcohol choices and delicious bar food. Having a meal or just having a drink there is an experience. All the while, the row houses are still residential property to this day!


Have you been to the Knickerbocker? What's your favorite part? Let us know in the comments!


#FirstFrontierForward #ThrowbackThursday


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