Grain Elevator & Coal Sheds
John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds
The John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds (The Granary) are a Centre County, Pennsylvania, historic landmark. Built in 1885 by Moses Thompson, the Granary helped distribute locally grown agricultural products by way of the railroad. The grain elevator was used to store grain that was sold to local residents or shipped by railroad cars to surrounding areas, while the railroad building was used as a place for trains to deposit coal. The Granary is available as a venue for special events on a limited basis and according to the guidelines adopted by the Lemont Village Association (LVA). Contact us for more information - www.lemontvillage.org.
Preserving Lemont's History
The pictures above are interesting photos of the Eagle Scout project of Joel Blanco (age 14) in 1994 when he cleaned out the grain elevator and coal sheds. It was an enormous project and he organized a large crew of workers to help. We could never have done it all by ourselves. Thank you, Joel! Double click the links to see the photos.