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Who knew Skee’s
was built by a famous diner manufacturer?
Owned & operated by the Cisowski brothers, historic Skee’s Diner in Torrington CT opened for business at the beginning of 1946. In an era void of fast-food restaurants, business for the Cisowskis flourished as Skee’s offered quality meals served quickly, at an affordable price.
Most people won't know the name Jerry O'Mahony, but savvy diner customers will. This name represents the mark of a rare, classic diner, a mark you will find inside Skee's.
Manufactured sometime in the late 1920's, Skee's Diner was #562 off the O'Mahony assembly line (see photo right) and built in the classic style of the era. With steel construction, a distinctive barrel roof, marble countertop, 17 stools, and sliding entry doors, this diner defined character.
But what really stands out is the diner's interior. The windows, doors and even the ice-box are all manufactured using mahogany wood. Coated with a high gloss varnish, this magnificent interior exhibits a warm and inviting charm lacking in today's modern structures.
Although Skee's Diner served its last customer in 2001, that wasn't the end for the diner. In the fall of 2002, Skee's Diner was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places.