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Searights Tollhouse, National Road

Uniontown, Pennsylvania
County of Fayette.
West of Uniontown near U.S. 40
National Register Number: 66000665
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Transportation - road - related. The threat level was Watch in
2002.
Congressional District: PA-20 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: State museum..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 29, 1964):
Built around 1835, this is one of six tollhouses authorized by the State to aid in the collection of tolls needed to maintain Pennsylvania's section of the National Road. The building is situated on a half-acre of land immediately adjacent to U.S. Route 40.

Condition:
The surrounding land to the southeast is part of a strip mine operation that seriously intrudes on the immediate setting of the tollhouse.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service should continue to monitor the mining operations and keep abreast of any actions that might invoke review by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.


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