The Coffee Pot

The Coffee Pot (HM939)

Location: Bedford, PA 15522 Bedford County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 1.375', W 78° 31.047'

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The increased number of automobiles during the Lincoln Highway era (1912-1940) led to the development of programmatic architecture. Proprietors took daring approaches to appeal to the new motoring public.

All across the country, oversized buildings were being created in the likeness of objects. Some of the more famous were constructed in Pennsylvania along the Lincoln Highway route - the Coffee Pot, the Ship Hotel, the Shoe House, etc. Many have fallen into disrepair.

In 1927, Bert Koontz designed and quickly erected the Coffee Pot on the west end of Bedford. His intention was to attract visitors to his adjacent gas station. The early restaurant served ice cream, hamburgers and Coca-Cola. In 1937 it was converted to a bar and a hotel was built in the rear. The Coffee Pot became a regular stop for Greyhound bus passengers since the bus depot was next door. In an effort to save the Coffee Pot, the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor moved it to this location and restored it in 2004.
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HM NumberHM939
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series
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Placed ByLincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the PA Historical and Museum Commission, the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies, and many private donors
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 711850 N 4433253
Decimal Degrees40.02291667, -78.51745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.375', W 78° 31.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 22.50" N, 78° 31' 2.82" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 714-724 Lincoln Highway, Bedford PA 15522, US
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