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

Highway Enterprise

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

 
 
Highway Enterprise Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2011
1. Highway Enterprise Marker
Inscription.
In 1895, people from Pittsburgh could find refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city in Ligonier. At this time, Mr. Wiliam J. Potts, Ligonier's first Mayor, built a Victorian residence on this site for his wife Jessamine. It was the first home in Ligonier with indoor plumbing. Then in 1927, Mr. and Mrs. James Calderelli, Sr. purchased the house to incorporate as a restaurant, bar, and lodging for weekend visitors. Since it was located on the Lincoln Highway, the establishment was called the Lincoln Hotel and Restaurant. Since that time the building received many renovations through two family generations. The Ligonier Tavern continues to offer Lincoln Highway hospitality and fine food and spirits to travelers and residents.
 
Erected by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 40° 14.618′ N, 79° 14.341′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Fairfield Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 West Main Street, Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Photo on Highway Enterprise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
2. Photo on Highway Enterprise Marker
[Caption reads] The Lincoln Hotel, now the Ligonier Tavern, during the Lincoln Highway era. Courtesy of McKay Family Collection.
are within walking distance of this marker. Roadside Enterprise (within shouting distance of this marker); Ligonier War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ligonier Town Square Fountain (about 400 feet away); Fort Ligonier (about 500 feet away); Desert Storm Memorial (about 500 feet away); Building the Highway (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Ligonier (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Ligonier (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Ligonier Tavern. (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Lincoln Highway: An Introduction. (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
 
The Ligonier Tavern image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2011
3. The Ligonier Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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