Favorite Part of Downtown Latrobe

Favorite Part of Downtown Latrobe

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ArtGal

“Operation Duck Face”

Since: May 11

Quackers 4 You

#1 Jun 13, 2011
I took a walk today downtown, just enjoying the cooler temps and day off. As a transplant to the area, I don't know a lot about what stores were and have been downtown, but I do know that I fell in love with the place all over again today. I mean, you have your eyesores but you also have little gems. The library is still my favorite part of downtown, followed closely by Rose Style Shoppe and the Art Center. What's your favorite part of downtown?
lat

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Jun 13, 2011
I'm a transplant to so don't have much to compare with what it used to be and i'm kind of glad of that. i take the kiddos to the library often they offer a great program thru the summer. haven't made it into the art store but it is on my list of todo's this summer. i'm not much into art but one of mine went there with his preschools and loved it. Saw someone yesterday in front of the dentist office planting flowers in the sidewalk i guess where a tree once was, thought it was a nice touch would love to see more little things like that.
Janet C

Latrobe, PA

#3 Jun 13, 2011
I like the grub n pub. Cheap beer.

Since: Oct 10

Belle Vernon, PA

#4 Jun 13, 2011
I love Holy Family church and the train station!

5th Ward Resident

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#5 Jun 13, 2011
I will always love the Legion-Kenner, Rogers-McFeeley, sports and pool complex.

After that I like:

1) The Protestant Church on Main Street at Ridge Avenue. I like the mass of the red-brick building. It just looks to me like a stable, solid congregation "lives" there.

2) I like the arches on the top of the Masonic Building, Ligonier at Weldon.

3) I like the brickwork on the top of "Harry's" Building, Depot at Jefferson.

4) I like the "dom polski" club that stand at Jefferson at Weldon, because I know that the Polish people of Latrobe, the immigrants and their children (1880s-1940s) worked very hard to make that "dom" house, for "polski" Polish people as a meeting place for Poles in the community.

5) I like a few of the Victorians on Depot between Ridge and Lincoln Road.

6) I guess, I too, like the raised train tracks, knowing how the train looked, initially, from photos I've seen. What a feat for the community to make the "tunnels" on Ridge, Ligonier, and Jefferson (c. 1901)

7) I like Holy Family Church, but miss the red doors, it once had. Its interior is very lovely, too.

8) See? It's getting hard to go farther at this point...I love the 1st floor of the Mellon Bank Building. Look inside to see the old vault and the painted ceiling.

9) Yes, the Art Center, as a new business.

10) Finally, I like the "playful" architecture of the newer "old persons' home", which incorporated colors, textures and "mass" (proportion), into its design, so it "fit it" very well...
lat

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jun 13, 2011
Here is where i will agree with 5wr on something. Legion Keener is probably one of the nicest parks around. The walking path is well taken care of as is the playground. I don't care to much for the pool, not enough shade for me. The little league is so nice compared to others around. We got to play at many different fields on a traveling baseball teams and Latrobe's is by far the nicest and it runs entirely on donations. I believe it is the only one in the tri state area that works that way. children are not charged anything. They are given a donation envelope that explains about how much per child it costs and the families can donate themselves or solicit donations if they are able.

Since: Jan 11

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#7 Jun 13, 2011
The Lantern.
Bama76mba

Montgomery, AL

#8 Jun 13, 2011
lat wrote:
Here is where i will agree with 5wr on something. Legion Keener is probably one of the nicest parks around. The walking path is well taken care of as is the playground. I don't care to much for the pool, not enough shade for me. The little league is so nice compared to others around. We got to play at many different fields on a traveling baseball teams and Latrobe's is by far the nicest and it runs entirely on donations. I believe it is the only one in the tri state area that works that way. children are not charged anything. They are given a donation envelope that explains about how much per child it costs and the families can donate themselves or solicit donations if they are able.
My favorite spots and greatest memories are in Legion Keener Park. The Little League field has always been among the best I've played on and even seen anywhere. I played tennis and worked on the natural clay tennis courts that were once there. Countless hours were spent playing basketball at the 4th ward playground, swimming at the pool and playing baseball and softball on the fields. The "Summer Olympics" competitions between playgrounds were held and many football games and track meets were attended at the stadium. Even cross country meets were run over a 2.5 mile course around and through the park. I owe a lot to the many men that made that possible, including, but not limited to, Mr. Diechart, Karasack, Townsend, West, and Hantz. For those opportunities in a small town, I am very grateful.

5th Ward Resident

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#9 Jun 13, 2011
Jim Moz wrote:
The Lantern.
That was a nice downtown place, not because I went there, because I was too young, but because everyone 15-years older than I, went there, and enjoyed a "drink" or "lite lunch" or supper.

Since: Oct 10

Belle Vernon, PA

#10 Jun 13, 2011
Bama76mba wrote:
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My favorite spots and greatest memories are in Legion Keener Park. The Little League field has always been among the best I've played on and even seen anywhere. I played tennis and worked on the natural clay tennis courts that were once there. Countless hours were spent playing basketball at the 4th ward playground, swimming at the pool and playing baseball and softball on the fields. The "Summer Olympics" competitions between playgrounds were held and many football games and track meets were attended at the stadium. Even cross country meets were run over a 2.5 mile course around and through the park. I owe a lot to the many men that made that possible, including, but not limited to, Mr. Diechart, Karasack, Townsend, West, and Hantz. For those opportunities in a small town, I am very grateful.
I loved the Summer Olympics! Memorial Stadium will always have a special place in my heart - you can't be a 'Wildcat' and not love the stadium and memories!

I also like the Peace Pole outside of the Admin. Building.
sunny

Natrona Heights, PA

#11 Jun 13, 2011
I don't have a particular place, but a feeling. Especially at this time of the year. I remember warm summer nights as a teenager, in looking back, so lucky to have a safe happy place to grow up.

When in town on a warm summer day, very happy childhood memories arrive. Town had quite a bit more hustle and bustle back then, Troutmans, Sun Drug, remember Artley's?

At the risk of showing my age, do you remember Paul Shannon? Carnivals for Muscular Distrophy? My Mom was fortunate to be able to stay home while we were growing up. I remember one summer, planning my street carnival. My Mom took me down town, and sent me from store to store asking for donations to use for prizes. The banks gave pens and pencils with their named embossed, shoe store gave trinkets, such as shoe horns, etc. etc. Rudy Rosa and Mosso's donated cases of pop. Remember the cases with the small bottles of cherry, orange, grape, rootbeer, etc. I cannot go down town on a warm summer day without thinking of that day. Rudy Rosa and Mosso's donated cases of pop. Remember the small bottles of grape, cherry, orange, and rootbeer? Oh, to just be able to go back for one day......
sunny

Natrona Heights, PA

#12 Jun 13, 2011
sorry for the typos at the end, just getting the hand of this.

Since: Jan 11

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#13 Jun 13, 2011
Keck's pop in returnable bottles. When a bottle of pop was 7 or 8 ounces and a treat, not a 64 ounce Big Gulp that kids drink every day now.
ted v

West Mifflin, PA

#14 Jun 13, 2011
the old stricklers building used to have a beautiful sign. whatever happened to it?

5th Ward Resident

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#15 Jun 13, 2011
ted v wrote:
the old stricklers building used to have a beautiful sign. whatever happened to it?
Ask the guy above with the screen name bama, he's going to re-open Strickler's...
Pink T Shirt

United States

#16 Jun 13, 2011
The gorgeous fountain!!!
HaHa

United States

#17 Jun 13, 2011
My wife likes Rose's Style Shoppe as well. I like the courtyard behind the library.

5th Ward Resident

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#18 Jun 13, 2011
HaHa wrote:
My wife likes Rose's Style Shoppe as well. I like the courtyard behind the library.
That little courtyard is a cool area. I think there is WI-FI out there, now, too; but no chairs and tables!

Maybe some philanthropic types could buy chairs and tables for the courtyard?(I'm still wanting for the library to be OPEN 7-DAYS A WEEK!)

5th Ward Resident

“Won't you touch my sweater”

Since: Sep 10

Latrobe, PA

#19 Jun 13, 2011
In the winter, shouldn't the library be open on Sundays from 12:00-6:00 pm? Isn't that where a lot of kids would like to be on a snowing, cold day? in a library reading or taking a class?
Geea

Pittsburgh, PA

#22 Jun 13, 2011
sunny wrote:
I don't have a particular place, but a feeling. Especially at this time of the year. I remember warm summer nights as a teenager, in looking back, so lucky to have a safe happy place to grow up.
When in town on a warm summer day, very happy childhood memories arrive. Town had quite a bit more hustle and bustle back then, Troutmans, Sun Drug, remember Artley's?
At the risk of showing my age, do you remember Paul Shannon? Carnivals for Muscular Distrophy? My Mom was fortunate to be able to stay home while we were growing up. I remember one summer, planning my street carnival. My Mom took me down town, and sent me from store to store asking for donations to use for prizes. The banks gave pens and pencils with their named embossed, shoe store gave trinkets, such as shoe horns, etc. etc. Rudy Rosa and Mosso's donated cases of pop. Remember the cases with the small bottles of cherry, orange, grape, rootbeer, etc. I cannot go down town on a warm summer day without thinking of that day. Rudy Rosa and Mosso's donated cases of pop. Remember the small bottles of grape, cherry, orange, and rootbeer? Oh, to just be able to go back for one day......
Remember Latrobe restaurant and Harry,s Dance land?

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