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







Historic Uniontown



Directions From the Inne at watsons Choice
234 Balsinger Road, Uniontown, PA 15401
Head east on Balsinger Rd/Old State Rte 21 toward S&T Dr
Continue to follow Balsinger Rd 1 min (0.6 mi)
Turn left onto PA-21 E 2 min (1.4 mi)
Continue on Dixon Blvd to Uniontown 6 min (2.3 mi)
Turn right onto Dixon Blvd 0.7 mi
Turn left to stay on Dixon Blvd 0.9 mi
Turn left onto S Mt Vernon Ave 0.7 mi
Continue on W Fayette St to Cleveland Ave 3 min (1.0 mi)
Turn right onto W Fayette St 0.7 mi
Turn left onto Stewart Ave 0.2 mi
Turn left onto E Main St 305 ft
Continue on Cleveland Ave to your destination 41 s (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Cleveland Ave 397 ft
Turn right onto Evans St 144 ft
Turn left 98 ft Uniontown, PA

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Uniontown, Pa 15401

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