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Historic Photos

 

View of former Atlantic/Eclipse Refinery, Franklin, along the Allegheny River, circa 1890.

Courtesy of PA Historical and Museum Commission/Drake Well Museum (DW#1324)

Shooting a Well.

Courtesy of PA Historical and Museum Commission/Drake Well Museum (DW#95)

Pithole City, winter 1865

Courtesy of PA Historical and Museum Commission/Drake Well Museum (DW#25)

Drake Well Museum Photos  

The Drake Well Museum captures the dynamic of the oil business, including an operating Central Station that is linked to pumps across the site.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

The Standard Oil Rig at Drake Well Museum is a highly visible element of the site.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

The "Nitro" show at Drake Well Museum captures the attention of visitors of all ages and offers a glimpse of the region's rough and ready past.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

The Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad, here shown loading passengers at Drake Well Museum, is a well-conceived visitor attraction that can continue to be an important regional magnet.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

Bikes at Drake Well Museum. Many tourists combine biking and visits to heritage venues (OHR, Inc.).

Photo by Oil Heritage Region, Inc.

Emlenton Photos  

New wayside exhibits in Emlenton have been highly effective as a pilot effort for initiatives that will spread throughout the region and its communities.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

Franklin City Photos  

Streetscape improvements in Franklin, as well as the Barrow Civic Theatre and DeBence Antique Music World Museum, have brought a new vitality to the community.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

The Venango County Courthouse is a Franklin landmark; it is also a repository for many important county records of historical interest.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

The former Galena Signal Building, adjacent to the Venango County Courthouse, is being rehabilitated for residential and upscale accommodations. This is a prime example of private reuse that takes advantage of the region's rich architectural heritage to create a unique venue and attraction.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

Oil City Photos  

The new Black Gold/Black Magic exhibit in the Venango Museum of Art, Science, & Industry in Oil City.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.


View of Oil Creek in Oil City near its junction with the Allegheny River.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

Streetscape improvements have been made in Oil City. This segment will be part of a "share-the-road" bikeway connecting to larger regional systems.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

The Weaver Garage, shown at left, is adjacent to the regional bike trail at a highly visible site along Route 8 at the entry to Oil City.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

"Pipeline Alley" was a knock-down exhibit that was assembled in Oil City during an event week. This idea of a temporary attraction that could be both informative and exciting suggests the potential for traveling exhibits that could move to where the people are.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

"Gateway" derrick at entry to Oil City (OHR, Inc.).

Photo by Oil Heritage Region, Inc.

View from Stewart's Lookout in Oil City, up Oil Creek Valley.

Photo by Oil Heritage Region, Inc.

Oil Creek State Park Photos  

Youngsters studying a diorama of the Petroleum Centre

Photo by Oil Heritage Region, Inc.

A boardwalk links former sites at Petroleum Centre, where good documentation has contributed to interpretation of the scale and character of the site.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

Kayaks ready to be loaded onto the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad at Petroleum Centre.

Photo by Oil Heritage Region, Inc.

Bike and hike trails through Oil Creek State Park now connect Drake Well Museum, Titusville, and Petroleum Centre.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

Coal Oil Johnny House at Rynd Farm Station.

Photo by Oil Heritage Region, Inc.

Titusville Photos  

At Perry Street Station in Titusville, development of the OC&T Caboose Motel, using former rail cars, will be a model for the type of niche attraction that could be highly successful in attracting market share of overnight accommodations.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

The owners and operators of the brewpub in Titusville have accomplished an excellent rehabilitation of an historic property that contributes to the vitality and activity in the center of this community.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

Home in Titusville, PA (OHR, Inc.).

Photo by Oil Heritage Region, Inc.

Photos from other OHR locations  

The region is known for its exceptional fishing waters, which have contributed to the increased recreational draw.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

Ribbon cutting to open the new bike trail along the Allegheny River (OHR, Inc).

Photo by Oil Heritage Region, Inc.

The former Rouseville refinery is a potential site that has strong associations with the oil industry and an excellent and highly visible location. Despite the fact that refinery elements are being demolished, the site has potential for mixed-use development and, possibly, for a boomtown attraction if this becomes feasible in the future.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.

In Foxburg, just to the south of the OHR, niche accommodations, river uses, and entertainment activities have been developed along the Allegheny River that could be a model for future OHR initiatives.

Photo by ICON architecture, inc.