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Addison Toll House
Bear Run Nature Reserve
Braddock's Grave
Chalk Hill Farm Museum
Christmas Shoppe
Coal & Coke Heritage Ctr
Country Charm
The Cross
CW Klay Winery
Dunlap Creek Bridge
Fallingwater
Flat Iron Building
Fort Mason Museum
Fort Necessity
Friendship Hill
Hazelbaker
Historic Brownsville
Historic Connellsville
Historic Dawson
Historic Perryopolis
Historic Uniontown
Historic Hopwood
Inne at Watson's Choice
Jumonville Glen
Jumonville Methodist Youth Ctr
Kentuck Knob
Laurel Caverns
Linden Hall
Meason House
Mt Saint Macrina
National Road
Nemacolin Castle
Nemacolin Woodlands
New Geneva Stoneware
Ohiopyle State Park
Pennsylvania Room
Point Lookout
Scenery Hill
Searight Toll House
State Theatre
Stone House
Summit Inn
Touchstone Center for Arts
Village of Shoaf
Washington Grist Mill
Washington Tavern
West Overton Museums
Wharton Furnace
Youghiogheny River / Lake
Youghiogheny River Trail
Youghiogheny Station

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Antiques
Architecture
Biking
Coal and Coke Era
Early Local History
Fall Foliage
Fishing
French & Indian War 250th Anniversary
Genealogy
Glass
Golfing
Hiking
Hospitals
Gen. George C Marshall
Morgantown WV
Mountain Area
National Road
Nature
Opulence of Coal & Coke Era
Pittsburgh
Skiing
Trivia
Geo. Washington Slept Here
Whitewater Adventures

 

Historic Uniontown

Walking tour brochures are available by contacting the Uniontown Downtown Business Authority at 724.438.4289. Historic buildings, churches, and houses date back to two eras of great prosperity, National Road days, 1818-1853; and the Coal and Coke Boom, 1880-1950.

The historic district, centered on Main and lower Morgantown Streets, encompasses the original area of the town which was founded July 4, 1776 (sharing its birthday with the nation) and became the county seat of the new County of Fayette seven years later.

The Fayette County Courthouse with its tall clock tower, the third to occupy the same spot, is an outstanding example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, built in 1891-92. It has in the lobby an eight-foot wooden statue of Lafayette, carved in 1847 by David Blythe, who became one of the outstanding native-scenes artists of his century. The statue periodically goes traveling to museums and art exhibits. Courthouse open 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

The ornate State Theatre Center for the Arts is a 1,600 seat movie/vaudeville theater currently undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation to restore it to its original splendor. Offering professional programs in the artistic disciplines including opera, ballet, symphony, modern dance, family and children's programs, Broadway musicals, big bands, and comedy, the State Theatre is the centerpiece of a planned cultural revival of the downtown area.

The 11 story Fayette Bank Building, with its unique "round corner," is a turn-of-the-century monument to its builder, the quintessential coal baron, J.V Thompson.

Further west on Main Street, the White Swan apartments for the elderly perpetuate the name which first appeared on a tavern in 1805.

Right behind it is the Old West School, a log cabin built about 1820. In the same vicinity, on Main, is the VFW Home, site of the birthplace and boyhood home of General George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff in World War II, Secretary of State and Defense, and Nobel Prize winner. A memorial in his honor will be built on the triangular plot across the Street, fronted by the World War I "doughboy" monument.

Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Fayette and Morgantown Streets was built in 1894 in Richardsonian Romanesque architecture featuring round stone arches, intricate stone carvings, tall center tower and seven Tiffany stained glass windows. This was the home church of J.V. Thompson, Uniontown's leading coal baron.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 60 Morgantown Street. Built in 1884 in 14th Century English Gothic, it features a Norman tower without a spire, an intricate patterned slate roof, and one Tiffany window. This was the home church of General George C. Marshall.

Great Bethel Baptist Church , 47 West Fayette Street. Built in 1902, the entire complex is a unifom example of Gothic Revival architecture. This congegation descends from the first organized church of any denomination west of the Allegheny Mountains, founded in 1770.

Asbury United Methodist Church, South Beeson Avenue. Dedicated in 1919, built of Hummelstown brownstone, the church features Tiffany stained glass windows. This congregation descends from the first Methodist church in Uniontown, founded in 1785.

Methodist Cemetery, 1791, Peter and Arch Streets. (Part of historic district) Old Settlers Public Cemetery, North Pennsylvania and Bailey Avenues


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Directions from the Inne at Watson's Choice

  • Turn Left on SR21 East
  • Travel 3.7 mi East on SR21 to intersetion of Main St (US40)
  • Turn Right on Main
  • Travel 0.4 mi (staying on US40E, becoming Fayette St) to intersection of Fayette and Morgantown.

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