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

Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish

The Catholic Community of the Ligonier Valley

 
 
Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2019
1. Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Marker
Inscription.  As you look before you in the distance to the building behind Holy Trinity Church, you are taking a look into the past of the Ligonier Valley Railroad. The structure was built in 1920 as the Roundhouse and Repair Shop for trains which operated between Latrobe and Ligonier until 1952. The walking path to your left and driveway to your right have replaced the rail lines that engines once used to enter the building
In the early 1950s, the population of our parish was outgrowing our former worship and school buildings on Church Street. The parish purchased the acreage that surrounds you from Ligonier Valley Railroad in 1955. The right side of the building was converted into the church, the left side into the elementary school, and the center area into a social hall/ cafeteria/ gym. The church you see before you was dedicated in 2005; the section of the old Roundhouse that had served as the church is now administration and education space.
We invite you to come and stroll through our grounds, to sit on a bench and meditate in one of our patio areas, or to visit inside our church. When it is quiet, you may hear the faint whistle of a distant
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 40° 14.781′ N, 79° 14.556′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street, 0.1 miles east of Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ligonier Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Road Versus Rail (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Richard Beatty Mellon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roadside Enterprise (approx. ¼ mile away); Highway Enterprise (approx. ¼ mile away); Ligonier War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ligonier Town Square Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Ligonier (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .  Holy Trinity Church. (Submitted on April 10, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2019
2. Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Marker
Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2019
3. Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Marker
Left photo
Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2019
4. Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Marker
Right photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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