Scranton: The Electric City

Electric City Sign
Board of Trade Building
507 Linden Street
(across from the courthouse)
Scranton, Pennsylvania

This weekend, I had the great pleasure of meeting a group of people who share my love of roadside adventure! We gathered at the classic Glider Diner in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Lunch was great – and I was so pleased that Mod Betty (of RetroRoadmap) & Glenn Wells (of RoadsideFans) brought us all together.

After lunch, I went exploring and found tons of great stuff … in fact, I spent so much time finding “wonders” that I ended-up roaming up and down the mountain on RT 309 — in pitch black darkness (but I’ll save that story for another post)!

One of my favorite Scranton landmarks is the “Electric City” sign high atop the copper-roofed Board of Trade/Scranton Electric building. As you can tell by the long shot, I was already fighting late afternoon shadows.

I simply adore this great sign.

For more information about “Electric City”; please see the Links of Interest at the end of this post. Stay tuned for more Scranton area “wonders” that I’ll be posting over the next week or so 🙂

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> Times/Tribune article about Scranton’s “electric” heritage

> Terrific night view of the sign by Carol Highsmith