Share our heritage | Drawing of Harmony Forge house

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Robert Ginter.

Ginter wrote: “This is a line drawing of the large house at Harmony Forge. The house and land were sold at auction within the last year. The McCoy family owned it plus the mountain across the creek. The ‘mountain farm’ was worked by my grandfather for them.

“The first cable TV antennas went up on that mountain in the early ’50s. My late mother took her class to my grandfather’s house to see the queen’s coronation.

“TVs were few in that day. My grandfather was the very first in this county with cable TV. His name was Harry ‘Bud’ Ginter.”

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Photo Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.