Village of Lemont
Making Our Mark
In 1978 the Concerned Citizens of Lemont formed after the United States Postal System decided to move the Lemont Post Office out of the village. Working with College Township officials, a successful campaign concluded in bringing the post office back to the downtown area on the site of the abandoned rail facility.
The Concerned Citizens decision to preserve a landmark within the village proper resulted in the creation of the Lemont Village Association (LVA). Their efforts continued to bring change to the community. The post office they fought for stands across the street from a relic of the railroad, now owned by the LVA: the John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds.
Today, the Lemont Village Association continues to work on the restoration of the John I. Thompson Grain Elevator as well as support other projects and businesses in Lemont, Pennsylvania.
Preserving Lemont's History
The pictures above are interesting photos from 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.