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Moon Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mooncrest

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
1. Mooncrest Marker
Inscription. Designed and built in 1943 by the federal government as defense worker housing. Mooncrest residents produced armor plate, munitions, and ships at the nearby Dravo Corporation during World War II. Operated by U.S. Air Force after 1945; homes sold to private investors in mid-1950s.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 31.3′ N, 80° 11.467′ W. Marker is in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Mooncrest Drive and Old Thorn Run Road, on the right when traveling north on Mooncrest Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coraopolis PA 15108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Sewickley Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); Atwell-Christy House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sewickley Public Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Depreciation Lands Survey (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saint Matthews African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hyeholde (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Mooncrest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
2. Mooncrest Marker
 Behind the Marker - Mooncrest. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentIndustry & CommerceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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