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Ligonier in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roadside Enterprise

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

 
 
Roadside Enterprise Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2011
1. Roadside Enterprise Marker
Inscription.
As the Lincoln Highway prospered, many towns saw the introduction of automobile dealerships onto Main Street. In 1920, A.J. McColly purchased this site, tore down two frame houses, along with a blacksmith shop, and erected this building for his garage and Ford dealership. Dealerships such as this one not only convinced people that the automobile was more than a convenience, but that it was a necessity for the modern family. The dealerships also offered consumers a chance to see, touch, and sit in new cars. Ultimately, the economic realities of the Depression forced Mr. McColly to sell the building and move his dealership to a more modest quarters a few blocks away. In 1939, the building was converted into a theater, and today offers films and live performances to the community
 
Erected by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 40° 14.648′ N, 79° 14.36′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Main Street near Fairfield Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 West Main Street, Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Roadside Enterprise Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2011
2. Roadside Enterprise Building and Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highway Enterprise (within shouting distance of this marker); Ligonier War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ligonier Town Square Fountain (about 500 feet away); Fort Ligonier (about 600 feet away); Desert Storm Memorial (about 600 feet away); Building the Highway (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Ligonier (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Ligonier (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Lincoln Highway: An Introduction. (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of the Ligonier Theater Building. (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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