This is the corner and side view of the Knox House, also known as "Old Hickory" in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Designed in the Italian Villa style of architecture and built in 1875, it was the home of F.W. Knox (1824-1884), a prominent businessman, lawyer and president of the Coudersport and Port Allegany Railroad. After Knox's death, the house was used for about three decades as a tavern, restaurant and hotel called "Old Hickory". The hotel and restaurant operated on the top floors for several years before closing while the tavern, housed in the basement, remained open for several more years. It is said that during the prohibition years Elliot Ness used to be a secret but frequent patron of the speakeasy here. It has changed hands several times over the years but has been abandoned for several decades now. It's one of the most famous houses in Pennsylvania.
I wish internet sites and browsers could handle much larger image files because even scaled down to 4096 on the long side, twice the size posted here, you can see individual paint chip detail in the shadows at the top of the house. Large format for the win.
Sakai Toyo 5x7 large format metal field camera with 4x5 film back.
Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in Copal B shutter.
Ilford FP4+ B&W Negative Film, shot at ISO 125.
1/8 second at F45.
Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 dilution in Mod54 daylight development tank. 11 1/2 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius.
Negative scanned with Epson V600.