This is a photo of Somerfield Bank in 1945. It's where some original charter members (of the Laurel Falls Association) got building materials to be used in the construction of the club house. The bank property is now under water as part of the Yough Lake.
Although, during times of severe drought.....the waters recede and parts of the town can be seen once again.
Here's some of the History of Somerfield.
Although Laurel Falls wasn't established until 1942, this photo of the Holzhauer cabin dates back to 1940. It's where the present day home of the Bob Edwards family is located.
"Across from the club" - as the title states, shows the hill opposite of the present day clubhouse.
The Lawrance family from Pittsburgh - circa 1943
The construction of Laurel Falls Lake is depicted in this photo from 1951.
This is an undated postcard showing the stream.
This map has the original lots plotted out within the Laurel Falls Association.
This is a Somerset County tourist map from 1947. It shows Laurel Falls as a stop - which I've circled in yellow.
An early newspaper article from the "Meyersdale Republican" describes the purpose of Laurel Falls, provides a timeline of early activity, and details a vision of the future. The cabin featured on page one is currently owned by George Senka.