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Attractions
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

Themes
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

 

Fayette County has many examples of architecture at its finest representing several distinct styles and periods. Without doubt, our most famous example is Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of American architecture located at Mill Run, PA. Located only several miles from Fallingwater is another Wright designed home known as Kentuck Knob. Both of these magnificent works of art are available for public tours.

At the turn of the 20th century, a great deal of wealth was concentrated in the area because of the great deposits of high grade bituminous coal that were being mined, convered into coke, and shipped to Pittsburgh for the steel industry. With that wealth came oppulence. Although much of the architectural grandeur has been lost to the past, many fine examples still exist. Millionare J.V. Thompson commisioned his mansion at Oak Hill, currently owned by Byzantine Catholic Order of Sisters of St. Basil where the mansion is used as a retreat. Limited touring is possible.

The ostentatious Linden Hall also was a product of the coal and coke era. Sarah Cochran paid some $2 million in 1913 for Linden Hall's construction. It is currently owned by the United Steel Workers. Tours are available throughout the year.

During its heyday of the National Road in the 19th century, inns, hostels, taverns, a service industry, and and retail trade spawned to serve the many who traveled the road. Although most structures of the era are a distant memory, the area has preserved a number of structures of the period. Notable among them are Washington's Tavern, Nemacolin Castle, Searights Tollhouse, Addison Tollhouse.

In 1802 pioneer ironmaster Isaac Meason built a premier example of an English Palladian villa, now known as the Meason House. Although privately owned, special arrangements for view are sometimes possible.

 

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