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Brodhead Hotel - Beaver Falls PA

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The luxurious 120-bed Brodhead Hotel, named for Revolutionary War hero Gen. Daniel Brodhead, opened in May 1927.

Brodhead Hotel. (c1950) Full Size

Brodhead Hotel. (c1950) Full Size

This postcard shows the Brodhead Hotel, which sits on the main thoroughfare of Seventh Avenue, in the 1930’s.

The cocktail bar and lounge area inside the Hotel Brodhead c1940.

The Hurricane Deck atop the roof of the hotel in about 1940. Pretty nice!

This postcard was sent from Milton H. Bell in Rochester to Mrs. Muriel McClintock in Hollywood CA. It was sent on Dec 6, 1941, and has an inscription that refers to the coming of World War II. It reads in part, “No Xmas lights this year as we have to go easy on the power, planned to take some kodochromes but no chance. Tough.”

This postcard was sent on August 23, 1940, to Mrs. W. S. Johnson in Tyrone PA and reads, “Hello, Mom, Having a blast. Don’t work to (sic) hard. Will be back Sunday. So long. Cliff.”

The Brodhead Hotel. (c1930) Full Size

Old postcard of the Brodhead Hotel c1940.

Another old postcard of the Brodhead Hotel c1940.

A modern view of the old Brodhead Hotel, now known as the Brodhead Apartments – a seniors retirement facility. (2010)

Looking north along Seventh Avenue. (2010)

The entrance of the Brodhead Apartments along 12th Street. (Jul 2011)



  1. The Brodhead Hotel closed as an operating hotel on Dec.30th 1967. Asper BeaverFalls Centennial book published in 1968.

    Bill Cwynar · 02/03/2013 12:24 AM · #

  2. (EDITOR’S NOTE) Bill, thanks for the information about the closing date! Jeff

    Jeff Bales · 03/07/2013 09:32 PM · #

  3. This hotel was the centerpiece of the city. All kinds of events were held there. My high school prom was held there in 1964.

    Randall Tenor · 03/20/2014 12:06 AM · #