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

Reflections of Latrobe History

 
 
Reflections of Latrobe History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 22, 2021
1. Reflections of Latrobe History Marker
Inscription.  

The intent of the mural project was to depict a corner of Latrobe history as it played out in the vicinity of and within this significant building. At the time of the mural's inception, the possibility of a full reconstruction of the 1907 fabric was not possible. As a result, a concept evolved to portray the local environment as it could have been reflected in the building's windows at two key time periods: the early 1900s and 1960s.

[Photo captions, clockwise from bottom left, read]
• The Latrobe Street Railway depicted on Depot Street in 1910.

• The Doherty Building as it was designed in 1907, later to become the Lattanzio Building.

• Depot Street looking east in 1910.

• The Lowenstein Building was built in 1890 and was originally called Anderson's Grand Depot Stores. Fred Lowenstein moved his business into the building in 1920.

• Harry Lattanzio purchased the Doherty Hardware Building in 1940. Originally, the top floor was a skating rink known as Skateland, to which the youth would refer to as "The Rink." It became Harry's Danceland by the 1950s, when it had become the
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 40° 18.977′ N, 79° 23.158′ W. Marker is in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Street (Pennsylvania Route 981) and Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling west on Depot Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Depot Street, Latrobe PA 15650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fred McFeely Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Banana Split (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Railroad (about 400 feet away); William Findley (about 500 feet away); Dainty Pastry Shoppe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Ward School and Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Latrobe.
 
Also see . . .  Latrobe Area Historical Society. (Submitted on October 24, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Reflections of Latrobe History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 22, 2021
2. Reflections of Latrobe History Marker
On the former Doherty Hardware Building
Reflections of Latrobe History Marker and Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 22, 2021
3. Reflections of Latrobe History Marker and Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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