Images of America: Greensburg


Published in November 2004, this 128-page paperback volume is already into its third printing. Utilizing over 200 black and white rare photographs -- some unseen in sixty years -- the book concentrates on Greensburg's evolution past 1900, into the years of boom and growth, and through the 1950's.

In 1779, Greensburg was the first county seat and site of the first courts west of the Allegheny Mountains. With the coming of the Pennsylvania Railroad and bituminous coal mining, Greensburg by 1885 was growing, prospering, and bustling with commercial activity. The original Marchand properties on which the Westmoreland Museum of American Art now stands are depicted in several photographs.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns and cities across the country and uses archival photographs to present stories from the past that shape the character of the communities today.

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