John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds

John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds (HM18LY)

Location: Lemont, PA 16851 Centre County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 48.618', W 77° 49.038'

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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.
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HM NumberHM18LY
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 262368 N 4521518
Decimal Degrees40.81030000, -77.81730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 48.618', W 77° 49.038'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 48' 37.08" N, 77° 49' 2.28" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106-122 Mt Nittany Rd, Lemont PA 16851, US
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