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

Stone Cistern

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2019
1. Stone Cistern Marker
Inscription.  

A stone foundation is all that remains of a large wooden water tank that once stood on the low hilltop. Built around the year 1900, the tank used gravity to provide the property with water, which had been pumped up from the nearby Monongahela River. The water tank was just one of several improvements made to the property by Charles and Sarah Speer, owners from 1899-1910. In 1923, local handyman Alva Evans converted the water tank's stone foundation into a stone water cistern.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 39° 46.56′ N, 79° 55.879′ W. Marker is near Point Marion, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on the Friendship Hill National Historic Site grounds, along the service road about 150 feet north of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 New Geneva Road, Point Marion PA 15474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friendship Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving the 1910 Landscape (within

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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2019
2. Stone Cistern and Marker
Cistern visible on distant hill
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shouting distance of this marker); Monongahela River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sophia Allegre Gallatin (about 400 feet away); Albert Gallatin (about 500 feet away); Old Glassworks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Potters Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Marion.
 
Also see . . .  Friendship Hill National Historic Site. (Submitted on September 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Stone Cistern image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2019
3. Stone Cistern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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