The Historical Aspects of Uniontown, PA

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Description of Uniontown

Uniontown is the largest city in and the county seat of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. It was founded on July 4, 1776, by Henry Beeson and is popularly known as "Beesontown." In the early 1800s, the Cumberland Road, which is now part of the National Road, ran through the town. During the antebellum years, the residents of Uniontown helped escaping slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad.

In the late 1800s, the town grew with the development of the steel industry and coal mines. One of Uniontown's top industries was the iron and steel works Columbia Rolling Mill. However, its economy went into a decline in the late 1900s during the region's deindustrialization. On August 16, 1944, a Tacoma-class frigate, the USS Uniontown (PF-65), was named after the city. In 1967, it was the birthplace of the Big Mac sandwich from McDonald's. As of the 2010 census, Uniontown has a population of 10,372 people.

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Historic Sites

Situated in Uniontown are several landmarks and establishments that tell the history of the city. It includes:

  • Uniontown Downtown Historic District
  • Gallatin School
  • John S. Douglas House
  • John P. Conn House
  • Adam Clarke Nutt Mansion

Uniontown Downtown Historic District

Uniontown Downtown Historic District includes 113 buildings and one site in the central business district of the city. It features architectural styles such as Classical Revival, Georgian, Late Victorian and Moderne, with most of its buildings being built between 1881 and 1932. Notable buildings in the district are the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Highland House, Exchange Hotel, Fayette County Courthouse, Thompson-Ruby Building, Fayette Bank Building, Central School, State Music Hall, Gallatin Bank Building, County Building, Gallatin Apartments, and Federal Building. The national historic district was listed on the NRHP on May 19, 1989. On February 14, 2003, its boundaries were increased.

Gallatin School

Gallatin School was constructed in 1908 and designed by architects Andrew P. Cooper and Harry W. Altman. The two-story, seven-by-eight-bay historic school building is of the Classical Revival style. On July 23, 1998, it was listed on the NRHP.

John S. Douglas House

John S. Douglas House is a historic home on North Gallatin Avenue in Uniontown. Built in 1901, the 2 and 1/2-story brick house is of the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Also known as Dolfi Funeral Home, the property include a carriage house. On February 4, 1994, it was added to the NRHP.

John P. Conn House

John P. Conn House is a 2 and 1/2-story brownstone dwelling designed by architect J.A. Baer. Built in 1906, it is of the Colonial Revival architectural style. The property also includes a wood-frame garage. The historic home was added to the NRHP on July 28, 1988.

Adam Clarke Nutt Mansion

Adam Clarke Nutt Mansion is a three-story, irregular-shaped brick mansion built in 1882 of the Queen Anne style. It features a truncated hipped roof, centered tower section, front port, porte cochere, and four tall chimneys. The property also includes a fieldstone wall and a two-story carriage house. Only the wall is a contributing building of the historic mansion. On October 25, 1990, it was listed on the NRHP.

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