Saturday, April 10, 2010

1876 Menu for Starrucca House, Susquehanna Station, Erie Railway

Fascinating  1876 menu for the Starrucca House, along the route of the Erie Railway Co., at Susquehanna Station.  Proprietor of the Starrucca House was W. W. Brown.

People certainly dined in style!   Here is just a sampling of what was offered:

  • Baked Salmon Trout 
  • Lamb with caper sauce
  • Pork and Beans Boston Style
  • Leicestershire Sauce
  • Royal Celery Salt
  • Chow Chow
  • Epicurian Sauce
  • Apple Sago Pudding
  • Blackberry Pie
  • Citeron Cake
  • Lemon Ice Cream
  • Younger's Scotch Ale
  • Bartholomay's Celebrated Rochester Lager
From searching online, I see that the Starrucca House may now be closed.  Apparently at one time it was the oldest brick railroad station still in use in the nation.  Here is a link :

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  1. Is that menu for sale? My grandfather restored the Starrucca House to its original grand ballroom design.

    Mike Matis, Susquehanna, PA

  2. That's odd; I could've sworn I posted the same inquiry as Mike back in early July.
    But yes, if you have any info on purchasing the menu, I'd be interested as well!

  3. Yes, the menu is for sale, as of 1/14/11 . $20 postpaid. Contact me via email address above right, if interested.

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  5. Sorry, the menu is no longer available. Feel free to print a copy from the blog post.