Skee's Diner

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Skee's Diner
Skees diner.jpg
Location Currently Unknown, likely in Torrington, Connecticut
Area less than one acre
Built 1944
Architect Jerry O'Mahony, Inc.
Architectural style Diner
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 02000912[1]
Added to NRHP September 06, 2002

Skee's Diner, in Torrington, Connecticut, is a barrel-roofed diner, that was located at Main and Elm. It has operated as Jude's Place and by other names.

By its design, it is estimated to have been manufactured around 1920 by the Jerry O'Mahony Diner Company of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and was originally located in Old Saybrook It was moved into place in Torrington in 1944, escaping a war-time moratorium on new construction. It is believed to be the oldest O'Mahony diner in the state.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

On April 2013, the structure was moved from its Main Street location by the owner, The Torrington Historical Preservation, and will be restored and reopened in a different location to be determined.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Susan Chandler, Mark McEachern, and Dan Zilka (March 21, 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Skee's Diner" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying four photos, exterior and interior, from 1984 and 2002 (captions at p. 15 in text document