Thamm's Smoking Room
In the Basement of the Grand Central

photo credit: Scott Thomas Collection


During the mid-1890's, Emil Thamm was a cigar manufacturer and owner of a smoking room in the basement of the Grand Central.  We believe that the smoking business was shut down after the 1899 Grand Central Fire.

Cigar Maker and Taxidermist
McKean County Miner October 14, 1880

Mr. Emil Thamm, the cigar maker, is also a taxidermist, and is done some very neat work in that line now. Any one wishing work of that kind will do well to call on Mr. Thamm



walk out the back door and see Smethport Specialty