Tagged with Greensburg

1915 article leads to LH routing mystery

Jim Steeley, of the Westmoreland County Historical Society and a LH researcher, came across a Lincoln Highway item in the September 30, 1915, Greensburg Daily Tribune, about rerouting the LH away from Madison, Pennsylvania. Problem is, the LH never went through Madison! The article “Failure To Comply With Request May Lose Lincoln Highway” appeared on … Continue reading

LHHC grant for Roadside Giants school projects

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor has been awarded $49,340 to build giant roadside attractions along its 200 miles of the Lincoln Highway. The projects will be designed and built by vocational/technical school students in themes that honor the 250th anniversary of Pittsburgh and its region. This and another article in … Continue reading

Fire at Mountain View Inn, Greenburg, PA

A fire broke out around noon today at the Mountain View Inn, a landmark along the Lincoln Highway 4 miles east of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The fire was near a central tower, which was damaged, but no one was injured and the inn was set to reopen later today. Brief reports were in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette … Continue reading

PA’s Westmoreland County plots future of US 30

The two developments mentioned yesterday are just a small part of Route 30’s spiraling growth east of Pittsburgh. Concern for the corridor led the Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County to host a 5-day design charrette at the University of Pittsburgh’s Greensburg campus (its home base). The focus was the future of U.S. 30/the Lincoln … Continue reading