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Lemont in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds

 
 
John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1885 for his son John by Lemont founder Moses Thompson, this complex was a hub of trade for Centre County. Grain was exported and coal imported on the Belle- fonte, Nittany, & Lemont Railroad, later part of the Pennsylvania Railroad, contri- buting to the regional economy. These buildings are rare surviving examples of wooden structures of their kind. Moses Thompson was also a founder of Farmer's High School, now Penn State University.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 48.618′ N, 77° 49.038′ W. Marker is in Lemont, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Nittany Road and Mulberry Lane, on the right when traveling east on Mt. Nittany Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lemont PA 16851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centre Furnace Mansion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Moses Thompson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Centre Furnace (approx. 1.4 miles away); Champions for Equality (approx. 2 miles away); Big Ten
John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Twin 40mm Self-propelled Gun, M42A1 Duster (approx. 2.3 miles away); M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (approx. 2.3 miles away); M60A3 Tank (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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