The Daily Review Building – Towanda, Pennsylvania
In the late summer of 2023, I found myself passing through the Pennsylvania town of Towanda on Route 6. On the north end of town, not far from the lovely former Red Rose Diner is a building which caught my eye. It is the building which houses the local Daily Review newspaper.
While I can’t make any comments about the actual goings on or output from the Daily Review, I can say that seeing this building in it’s current state, looking through the windows in the early morning light, set my imagination alight. It isn’t uncommon for me to find myself wrapped up in imagined fantasies about the life that exists in a place as I’m passing through.
When it comes to newspapers, magazines, and journalism in general, I do have romantic ideas about what it is like to do this work. Something about looking in this window of this not-so-glamorous office drew me in. Can you imagine all of the investigative scoops, the mysteries solved, the fantastic human interest stories that get churned out by a paper established in 1879?