Lemon House, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

by Kathleen Fiero

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service in [Washington, D.C.?]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 116 Downloads: 108
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  • Lemon House -- Conservation and restoration.,
  • Hotels -- Pennsylvania -- Conservation and restoration.,
  • Dwellings -- Pennsylvania -- Conservation and restoration.

Edition Notes

Other titlesHistoric structure report, archeological data section.
Statementby Kathleen W. Fiero, with sections by Michael Parrington ... [et al.].
ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 116 p. :
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13587272M

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site The construction and operation of the Allegheny Portage Railroad was one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. Visitor center, restored historic Lemon House tavern, hands-on exhibits and full-scale models in the Engine House . National Park Service Visitor Center, Lemon House, Engine House with Inclined Plane #6, and Skew Arch Bridge. First railroad to cross the Allegheny Mountains, it carried canal boats up five inclined planes to the summit and down five planes to Johnstown, forming a 36 mile major link in the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal System. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK The Lemon House--Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site The Lemon House--Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site by Brown III, William. Publication date Collection.   Canal Jam will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site near Gallitzin, Pennsylvania. Canal Jam is a free, all-day gathering of musicians, storytellers, and professional and amateur historians interested in traditional American music and other forms of entertainment performed en route and in the port towns of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal.

  The Lemon House about [in photo], nearly fifty years after the Allegheny Portage Railroad ceased operating. Ivy covers the wall above the main entrance. Note the water pump, hammock, and fruit trees with painted trunks in the front yard. The Lemon House remained in the Lemon family until Remnants of the system through central Pennsylvania became recreational trails and parks, and tourists could visit the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site managed by the National Park Service. Although short-lived, the Main Line of Public Works helped to link the eastern seaboard to the expanding interior of the United States. Historic Resource Study: Alleghany Portage Railroad National Historic Site Pennsylvania. Zitzler, Paula A. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Archaeology of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. Manuscript on File, Archaeological Services, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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"Map Exhibiting the Summit of Allegheny Mountain," Pennsylvania Land Office, Map Book 3-cll, Tin Box 3. "Map of Lemon Mine property of Cambria Iron Co., J " (redrawn Ap ), Historical Files of the Historic Site. "Report on the Allegheny Portage Railroad," Pennsylvania Senate Journal, 2 (Session ), p.

Some time between the years andSamuel Lemon built a substantial stone house east of the summit of the Allegheny Mountains. He and his family lived in the Lemon House from to and operated a tavern serving passengers of the newly built "Allegheny Portage Railroad" as well as the wayfarers of the "Northern Turnpike.".

Get this from a library. The Lemon House: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Cresson, Pennsylvania. [William L Brown, III.; Harpers Ferry Center (U.S.). Division of Historic. Most of this information comes from a report of Historical Data prepared under contract by Anna Coxe Toogood in the Historic Furnishing Report, The Lemon House, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.

Hotels near Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site: ( mi) Cresson House Bed & Breakfast ( mi) Hampton Inn Altoona ( mi) Wingate by Wyndham Altoona ( mi) Comfort Inn Duncansville - Altoona ( Pennsylvania book Quality Inn & Suites; View all hotels near Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site on Tripadvisor/5().

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 12 miles west of Altoona. Today's park covers acres. The main unit contains the Summit Level Visitor Center, the historic Lemon House, Engine House #6 Exhibit Shelter, the Skew Arch Bridge, picnic area and hiking trails.

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 12 miles west of Altoona.

The main unit contains the Summit Level Visitor Center, the historic Lemon House, Engine House #6 Exhibit Shelter, the. Also of interest to visitors will Lemon House the Lemon House, which served as a restaurant to patrons of the railroad.

The building has been restored to show what it may have looked like during the s, with period furnishings inside. Make sure to check out Engine House #6, the Skew Arch Bridge, and all of the nearby hike and.

The Lemon House is the only original building that exists from the time of the Allegheny Portage Railroad.

It was built by Samuel Lemon around and used as his home and a tavern. tavern along the route of the Allegheny Portage Railroad (). Other than the fact that the tavern did a good business from the heavy traffic over this pioneer railroad line, little is known about the Lemon House during its period of historic significance.

Informa­ tion. The Lemon House – a popular place for passengers to get a bite to eat. Also on site is the Lemon House. Serviced primarily as a restaurant and bar to patrons of the Allegheny Portage Railroad, the Lemon House served an important function in the haul of people over the Allegheny.

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The Lemon House: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Cresson, Pennsylvania (SuDoc I Author: William L. Brown. The Lemon House: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania Unknown Binding – January 1, by Kathleen Fiero (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions The Amazon Book ReviewAuthor: Kathleen Fiero.

GALLITZIN, Cambria County. I f there are national parks for nerds, the Allegheny Portage Railroad historic site is one of them. The story of the railroad itself is about creative engineers and hard-working laborers, with the financial backing of the state government, jury-rigging a way to get railcars up and over the formidable Allegheny Mountains — testing new materials and new technology.

Get this from a library. The Lemon House, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania: historic structure report, archeological data section.

[Kathleen Fiero; Michael Parrington; United States. National Park Service.]. The three main attractions at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site—the Visitor Center, Lemon House Tavern, and Engine House 6—are open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, except when closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

The park grounds, trails, and picnic area are open year-round from sunrise to sunset. The scenic Nature Trail Loop partially follows the trace of the original railroad bed of the Allegheny Portage Railroad as it winds past several historic sites that were once part of this region.

Hikers can also enjoy other nearby trails that lead through regrowths of Eastern hardwood forests and picnic areas perfect for family getaways. The Lemon House, built inserves as a visitors. Welcome to the Lemon House featuring Ranger Doug.

Welcome to the Lemon House featuring Ranger Doug. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic welcoming you another one of our Facebook live here in the National Parks in Western Pennsylvania.

I hope you've all been watching the videos from the other weekend. "The Lemon House is a museum, not a working tavern or restaurant." So says my guidebook from the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. Located just south of the visitor's center and the engine house, it's one of the major attractions at the site 5/5(2).

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, PA. K likes. This is the official Facebook page of Allegheny Portage Railroad National. Junior Ranger. Like most NPS sites, Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS has a park-centric Junior Ranger get an opportunity to learn about the railroad, how the portage railroad and incline planes worked, and what life was like along the canal in the mid 19th century.

The Lemon House is home to the Historic Site's offices and was once a tavern serving passengers on the Allegheny Portage Railroad. In the State of Pennsylvania began to explore additional options for crossing the mountains.

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site: Who would be crazy enough to think of something like this. - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Cresson, PA, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews.

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site in Pennsylvania showcases the first railroad to circumvent the Allegheny Mountains. As the final section of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal, it connected Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in Visitors enjoy exploring the Summit Level Visitor Center, historic Lemon House, Engine House No.

6 Exhibit. Travelers stopped to eat and drink, or stay overnight, at taverns like Lemon House, which was situated at the peak of the Alleghenies and now serves as part of the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site of the National Park Service.

In the early days, passengers changed back and forth from railroad cars to packet boats. Hotels near Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site: ( km) Cresson House Bed & Breakfast ( km) Hampton Inn Altoona ( km) Wingate by Wyndham Altoona ( km) Comfort Inn Duncansville - Altoona ( km) Quality Inn & Suites; View all hotels near Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site on Tripadvisor/5().

Today, portions of the APRR fall under protection of the U.S. National Park Service in the form of the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site (NHS).

Located at the NHS an interpretive center, amphitheater, reconstructed Engine House #6, Skew Arch Bridge, the Lemon House, all near the summit of Allegheny Mountain.

Allegheny Portage Railroad: An On the Level Field Trip Experience that STEMs from History Allegheny Portage RR NHS invites students and teachers to explore the park on a ranger led field trip. Programs address concepts identified in the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System for History, Geography and Science and Technology subjects in grades.

Samuel Lemon had the good fortune to own the land and operate a tavern at Cresson Summit along the Huntingdon, Cambria, and Indiana Turnpike when the Allegheny Portage Railroad (APRR) came through in The original log tavern was quickly replaced with a larger stone building, which served as both an inn and residence.

As promised yesterday, I am writing about the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site which Tom and I visited last week. This is one of the five parks in the Western Pennsylvania group of National Park Sites. It is also the farthest away.

The Lemon House is seen at the Allegheny Portage National Historic Site on Wednesday, Aug By John Rucosky [email protected] It was dubbed an engineering marvel. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania LOC jpg 5, × 4,; MB Allegheny Portage Railroad through the winter ().jpg 3, × 2,; MB Allegheny Portage × ; 61 KB.Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 12 miles west of Altoona.

Today's park covers acres. The main unit contains the Summit Level Visitor Center, the historic Lemon House, Engine House #6 Exhibit Shelter, the Skew Arch Bridge, picnic area and hiking trails.

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