SRS Designation. REMAX Hall of Fame. Blair County, Altoona, Bellwood, Tyrone, Hollidaysburg, Duncansville, Huntingdon, surrounding areas. 20 yrs experience. residential, rural properties, land, farm.
Get to know Nancy Frantz
Licensed since 1994, my real estate career began at Century 21 and later moved to RE/MAX Results Realty Group in 1997. My experience encompasses an extensive and successful residential business as well as a strong history in rural properties, farms, and I99 corridor development/commercial land sales.
Looking over Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Altoona is known for the Railroad (and it's RR workers) and Horse Shoe Curve.
Community Involvement:American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team Captain
former: Cove Relay For Life Chairperson
former: :Northern Blair County Relay for Life Chairperson
Antis Twp Planning Commission
American Brittle Bone Society- Satellite Director
Awards: RE/MAX HALL OF FAME, RE/MAX 100% Club, RE/MAX President's Club, RE/MAX Executive Club
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The History of ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA
The Pennsylvania Railroad was chartered by Pennsylvania in 1846. In 1849, the Railroad began developing the community that became Altoona - as a staging area for the construction of the rail line. By 1850, the railroad had been constructed from Harrisburg west to Altoona. The Allegheny Ridge was a major barrier to the completion of an east-west railroad across Pennsylvania. Through innovative engineering, the Horseshoe Curve was completed in 1854 west of Altoona to provide a westward passage at a grade that was gradual enough for heavy trains. The Horseshoe Curve is now designated a National Historic Landmark. Once this route was completed, the railroad was able to replace the canal as the primary means of transportation. By 1858, the travel time between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh had been reduced to 15 hours, as opposed to the three days required before the railroad was built.
The original rail yard in Altoona was centered in the vicinity of the present-day Station Mall between 9th and 10th Avenues. The west side of this rail yard became the commercial center, while the east side was primarily residential. The most prominent building was the Logan House, on the site of the present Post Office. Altoona was incorporated as a borough in 1854, when it included approximately 2,000 residents. the population grew to over 10,000 by 1870 - partly as a result of demand for rail cars during the Civil War. Altoona was incorporated as a city in 1868.