Moses Thompson

Died aged c. 81

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

John I. Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds. Erected in 1885 for his son John by Lemont founder Moses Thompson, this complex was a hub of trade for Centre County. Grain was exported and coal imported on the Bellefonte, Nittany, & Lemont Railroad, later part of the Pennsylvania Railroad, contributing to the regional economy. These buildings are rare surviving examples of wooden structures of their kind. Moses Thompson was also a founder of Farmer's High School, now Penn State University.

137 Mt. Nittany Rd., across from grain elevator, Lemont, PA, United States where they built (1885)