Roadside Enterprise

Roadside Enterprise (HMX8R)

Location: Ligonier, PA 15658 Westmoreland County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 14.648', W 79° 14.36'

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Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

As the Lincoln Highway prospered, many towns saw the introduction of automobile dealerships onto Main Street. In 1920, A.J. McColly purchased this site, tore down two frame houses, along with a blacksmith shop, and erected this building for his garage and Ford dealership. Dealerships such as this one not only convinced people that the automobile was more than a convenience, but that it was a necessity for the modern family. The dealerships also offered consumers a chance to see, touch, and sit in new cars. Ultimately, the economic realities of the Depression forced Mr. McColly to sell the building and move his dealership to a more modest quarters a few blocks away. In 1939, the building was converted into a theater, and today offers films and live performances to the community
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HM NumberHMX8R
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series
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Placed ByLincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 649757 N 4456340
Decimal Degrees40.24413333, -79.23933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 14.648', W 79° 14.36'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 14' 38.88" N, 79° 14' 21.60" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210 W Main St, Ligonier PA 15658, US
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