"Come as a customer, leave as a friend."
The first building on this site was the Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1856 [top left photo]. From 1886 to 1952 a number of businesses occupied the building until it . . . — — Map (db m184558) HM
Born and raised in Latrobe, Mister Rogers was the creator, composer, host, and puppeteer of the award-winning TV program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968-2001). The program, produced at WQED in Pittsburgh, emphasized kindness, compassion, . . . — — Map (db m95411) HM
Latrobe grew into a community because of the railroad. A plan developed by Oliver W. Barnes and implemented in 1851 created a true community center that consisted of the Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, a railroad hotel, wood and water yards and a . . . — — Map (db m184562) HM
The intent of the mural project was to depict a corner of Latrobe history as it played out in the vicinity of and within this significant building. At the time of the mural's inception, the possibility of a full reconstruction of the 1907 fabric . . . — — Map (db m184566) HM
Right Reverend Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B.
Founder of the Benedictine Order in the United States,
Archabbot of St. Vincent,
First President of the American Cassinese Congregation,
Born at Thalmassing, Bavaria, January 14, 1809,
Died at . . . — — Map (db m80111) HM
Founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer on the site of a Catholic parish built in 1789, Saint Vincent Archabbey, College, and Seminary was the first institution in the US established by monks of the Order of Saint Benedict. The college was incorporated . . . — — Map (db m80109) HM
This bell marks the site of Latrobe's first high school.
The building also housed elementary classes and later
the district administration offices.
The step stones on the left, once the steps that led
to the front door, are flanked by . . . — — Map (db m184574) HM
Which served as the first Catholic Parish Church of western Pennsylvania. The property was bought by the Reverend Theodore Brouwers, O.F.M. First pastor of the congregation, April 16, 1790. — — Map (db m80113) HM
This Convent and Academy is the oldest institution of the Sisters of Mercy who came from Ireland in 1843. From here many Sisters have gone to various parts of the United States as nurses and teachers. — — Map (db m48070) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m68062) HM
A residence and farm, a stagecoach stop, a tavern, an office building and a museum!
In 1812, Scotch-Irish immigrant Alexander Johnston (who lived to be almost 100 yrs.) began erecting this landmark structure. The stone for the building and . . . — — Map (db m167362) HM
Dedicated to those who served and are serving
in the United States Armed Forces
Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous
Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you
wherever . . . — — Map (db m184575) WM
Near the western end of Latrobe was the log house of this antifederalist Congressman, who lived modestly alongside his constituents. A shaper of public opinion in western Pennsylvania, he sympathized with the Whiskey Rebellion but, as tempers . . . — — Map (db m48082) HM