John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds

Title

John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds

Title

John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds

Date

2006-07-21

County

Centre

Type

Roadside

Marker Location

137 Mt. Nittany Rd., Lemont, across from grain elevator

Marker Text

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.

Files

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Citation

“John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds,” The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table, accessed September 25, 2017, http://pafoodways.omeka.net/items/show/3.