Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Latrobe in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Banana Split

 
 
The Banana Split Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 4, 2015
1. The Banana Split Marker
In its permanent location on Main Street
Inscription. In 1904 in Latrobe, the first documented Banana Split was created by apprentice pharmacist David Strickler-sold here at the former Tassell Pharmacy. Bananas became widely available to Americans in the late 1800s. Strickler capitalized on this by cutting them lengthwise and serving with ice cream. He is also credited with designing a boat-shaped glass dish for his treat. Served worldwide, the banana split has become a prevalent American dessert.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 19.001′ N, 79° 23.109′ W. Marker is in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Ligonier Street 0.1 miles east of Depot Street (Pennsylvania Route 981), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Latrobe PA 15650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fred McFeely Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); William Findley (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Sportsman's Hall Log Cabin (approx. 1.8 miles away); Right Reverend Boniface Wimmer, O.S. B. (approx.
The Banana Split Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 24, 2013
2. The Banana Split Marker
1.8 miles away); Saint Vincent (approx. 1.9 miles away); Twelve Mile Camp (approx. 2.3 miles away); Johnston House (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Xavier's (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Latrobe.
 
Regarding The Banana Split. The city of Latrobe celebrated the Banana Split marker dedication throughout the weekend, with the unveiling on Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th.
 
Also see . . .
1. Latrobe to go bananas with Great American Banana Split Festival. August 22, 2013 article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Banana split celebrates 109th anniversary, birthplace designation in Latrobe. Video from WPXI in Pittsburgh (Submitted on August 26, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
The Banana Split Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 4, 2015
3. The Banana Split Marker
In its permanent location on Main Street
The Banana Split Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 24, 2013
4. The Banana Split Marker
The former Tassell Pharmacy image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 24, 2013
5. The former Tassell Pharmacy
Where the Banana Split was invented.
The Banana Split Marker Celebration image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 24, 2013
6. The Banana Split Marker Celebration
Part of the celebration for the marker dedication
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 4, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 24, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 4, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6. submitted on August 24, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Paid Advertisement