Quarrier Diner

Quarrier Diner
This is the original Quarrier Diner.
The hotel behind the diner was also owned by the Young family, who were from Ripley






Quarrier Diner

Another photo of the first Quarrier Diner built by the Ward Dining Car Company of NY.
As dining cars were considered mostly for men, the Youngs made sure woman were welcome.





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An interior shot of the one car diner. Soon, there would be two cars connected together.




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The Ultimate Diner

Quarrier Diner

Business was so good that a second car was added and the name changed to The Twin Diner




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The Littons "Dog Wagon" on Summers Street where the Young brothers got their start.


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Levi & Clint Litton were the Great Uncles of the Youngs.









Quarrier Diner
This great photo was taken in front of the diner on the day that the Allies invaded France in WWII. The man on the left is Phil Ammar, well known local who worked for years as a paperboy and later owned the parking lot next to the Quarrier Diner. He also owned "Phils Rubber Stamps".  Although he looks older, he's only about 24 in the photo.








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The Twin Diner was moved to Lee Street and the Building we all know was built in their former spot

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The Quarrier Diner is once again open after being closed for many years





The Youngs also owned, then sold to relatives the Empire Diner on Summers Street


Quarrier Diner
Look close and you can see the two dining cars that made up the Empire Diner






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Here is the Empire Diner being torn down in the 70s.  The Twin Diner on Lee Street was
then renamed the Empire Diner, and later the Empire Lounge until it was finally removed.








Quarrier Diner
This is the Hotel Ulysses in the first photo at the top of the page.  It was owned by
Ulysses Young and also Ott Young and was sold several times.  Today, it's known as the Ott Building.

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How it would have looked

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Same photo as the top, that I've hand colored.

An interesting side note to the diner story is that the Youngs had to fight hard in order to place
their diner on Quarrier Street, as the local businesses had big plans to make Quarrier Street the
finest shopping area in town.  They were afraid that more "Dog Wagons" would lower the property
values and make the area look tacky.  To place the diner there, the Youngs took their fight all the
way to the State Supreme Court. In the meantime,  the Youngs visited every businessman on the
street and convinced them one by one that the diner would be an asset to the area.
The rest as they say,  is history.

Photos courtesy of the Hoye Family 

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