John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds

Dale St.; Lemont, PA

Trade hub located northeast of State College

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Historical marker

Photo taken by Brian Manville on October 24, 2018

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Description 

Built in 1885 by Moses Thompson, the Granary helped distribute locally grown agricultural products by way of the railroad. The grain elevator was used to store grain that was sold to local residents or shipped by railroad cars to surrounding areas, while the railroad building was used as a place for trains to deposit coal.

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  • November 2, 2018: Added by Brian Manville

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