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Near Republic in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Penn-Craft

 
 
Penn-Craft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 22, 2012
1. Penn-Craft Marker
Inscription. This experimental community for coal miners unemployed during the Depression was developed, 1937-43, by the American Friends Service Committee. On the 200-acre tract, fifty families built their stone houses, a cooperative store, and a knitting factory. A model for other self-help projects elsewhere, Penn-Craft was a successful example of the back-to-the-land movement of the 1930s.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.58′ N, 79° 54.842′ W. Marker is near Republic, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Penncraft Road and Penncraft Circle 2, on the right when traveling east on Penncraft Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Republic PA 15475, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Brownsville (approx. 4.5 miles away); Dunlapís Creek Bridge (approx. 4.5 miles away); Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge (approx. 4.5 miles away); The First Cast Iron Bridge (approx. 4.5 miles away); Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center
Penn-Craft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 22, 2012
2. Penn-Craft Marker
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Philander Knox (approx. 4.6 miles away); Brashear House (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Penn-Craft - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Penn-Craft marking 65 years of self-help. August 18, 2002, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. (Submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLabor Unions
 
Penn-Craft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 22, 2012
3. Penn-Craft Marker
Damage to PHMC logo on west face
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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