These four sculptures stand in tribute to the role of public transportation in Williamsport's growth, economy and quality of life.
The Streetcar Era: 1865-1933
The first mode of public transportation in Williamsport was the streetcar, which served the community for almost 70 years.
Horse drawn streetcars were first introduced by Williamsport's leading industrialist, Peter Herdic, in 1865. The first sculpture depicts one of his original one-horse, 16 passenger streetcars.
Electrified streetcars were introduced in 1891, making Williamsport among the first cities to offer citizens this popular mode of transportation. The second sculpture shows an electric trolley operated by the Vallamont Traction Company.
The Motorbus Era:
1925 to the Present and the Future
As the last trolley rolled to a halt in 1933, a new era of public transit began. The bus continues to provide high quality, economical, and efficient transportation to the citizens of Williamsport today and in the future.
The third sculpture depicts passengers boarding a Williamsport Transportation Company bus in 1942.
In 1969 the City
Location. 41° 14.426′ N, 77° 0.17′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Pine Street. Marker and relief sculptures are at the east end of the Trade & Transit Centre. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West 3rd Street, Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Architectural Artifacts (a few steps from this marker); Downtown on the Move (within shouting distance of this marker); Symbols Of Our Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Trade & Transit Centre Site History (within shouting distance of this marker); L.L. Stearns & Sons History (within shouting distance of this marker); Lycoming County (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Woapalanne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Market Square (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
Also see . . . New Trade and Transit Centre Opens In Williamsport! (WBRE/WYOU, 2016) (Submitted on July 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.