“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Story of Penn Park

Dedicated 2016

The Story of Penn Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2022
1. The Story of Penn Park Marker
Inscription.  This is the story of Penn Park...the unique design and concept combines a parklet with a parking lot. On this site sat the Penn Theater for many years. Because of the vision and idea of Penn Park, Bob and Donna Back donated the properly.

With some creativity, imagination, and details, Penn Park transcends several historic periods. The coal and coke industry is exhibited by a scaled version of a coke oven and benches that resemble coal. Our glass heritage is honored with a glass block and a iron fence that originally encompassed a glass factory in town. Throughout the fence, stained glass is placed to give the park artistic look and to commemorate the many churches in town. Mt. Pleasant's past historic is told through plaques on the pillars. The iron arch and lighting depicts the 1940's era, representing the building's marquee that once sat here.

Today's current technology is represented by the L.E.D. lights and porous concrete for storm water management. The addition of this park compliments the east end renaissance and will provide a new space for special events and other activities.

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Park is a welcomed addition to the soul and spirit of the community. It is also a living park, which will continue to grow with the imagination of the community and is to ? to the enjoyment and education to all who visit here. It is the hope that it will give a lasting impression and build memorials to those who stop by Penn Park - a reminder that history is made every day in Mt. Pleasant.

Jeff Landy, Borough Manager
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 40° 8.874′ N, 79° 32.159′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 W Main St, Mount Pleasant PA 15666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A History of Glass (here, next to this marker); Arts & Culture (a few steps from this marker); Industry (a few steps from this marker); Transportation (a few steps from this marker); Saint Joseph Church Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Potocki PFC (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Midway - Battle Of Iwo Jima - Uncomon Valor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Penn Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2022
2. Penn Park
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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