Project Description

Through the Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission’s America’s Industrial Heritage Project and the PA Department of Community Affairs Recreation Improvements and Rehabilitation Act grant money, this historic site adjacent to the Conemaugh Dam was developed to illustrate three modes of transportation: canals, railroads and the river. Emphasis is on providing recreational and educational facilities to include a restored and rewatered section of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal, a towpath bridge and waste weir, a handicapped fishing platform, canoe launch, pavilion, composting toilets, overlooks, and nature trails. Facilities are accessible to the physically challenged. All labor for the project was donated. The Indiana County Office of Planning and Development administered the project. Approval of the specifications, drawings and cost estimates was required from the DCA project directors and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Architect: Thomas R. Harley Architects, LLC