Monday, April 27, 2009

My blog about the Greyhound Post House in Breezewood this past week created quite a bit of interest so I went looking for the history of these Post House Restaurants. They originally began them as lunch counters and table service and then with cafeteria lines. Self-service speeded up eating, which was essential to keeping buses running on schedule.

Post Houses were decorated in knotty-pine paneling. Those located in small towns, usually at important junction points in the Greyhound network, were configured both inside and out to resemble stagecoach stops, with buildings tending to follow a standard format: 1-1/2 stories, gable roof with front-facing dormers, windows with shutters and front porches. the restaurant’s city locations bore a kind of early American styling that owned much to Colonial Williamsburg’s 1930s restoration. In 1955, Greyhound operated 147 Post Houses.

In our Gift Shop (or from our Gift Shop page of our website ( you can purchase a book that features many of them: GREYHOUND in POSTCARDS – Buses, Depots and Post Houses, Collection of John Dockendorf, Dylan Frautschi, Editor. 78 pages. Soft Cover. $20.00 + $3.50 shipping/handling.

Checkout the rest of the items we have online in our gift shop while you are there.


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