Since 1977, Women’s Services has worked to help victims of domestic and sexual violence. Women’s Services believes that every individual has value and has the right: to be safe in mind and body, to live out of harm’s way in affordable housing…

The Edible Trail is a Community Wellness Initiative Project, and a partnership with the Meadville Area Recreation Complex and Allegheny College. Designed, built, and planted by Allegheny faculty, staff and students, the Trail is an interactive…

Carr Hall Garden, known as The Carrden by the Allegheny College campus, originated as an idea in a Junior Seminar class in the Environmental Science Department. It is unique to most of the vegetable gardens in Meadville because it serves as both a…

The Green Shoppe, owned and run by Julie McClymonds, sells sustainable products such as green shampoo, hand soap, children’s toys and clothing. As part of her efforts to help people make greener choices and live a healthier life, she also offers…

252 Chestnut St stands today as Tarot Bean Roasting Company, a community oriented coffee shop and roastery owned by Michael and Tonya Reed. Along with providing coffee, other beverages, and freshly baked goods, Tarot Bean also acts as a gathering…

Mannino Italian Garden is in the heart of downtown Meadville, just a short walk up from the downtown mall or a stroll down from Diamond Park, allowing prime access to all of the community members and the students of Allegheny College. The restaurant…

The Cobblestone Cottage and Gardens is a flower shop in downtown Meadville that caters to the community’s floral needs. The location began its life as a floral shop in 1992 when it was known as Flowers by Linda and has been continuing to please…

The upper ravine, wedged between Ruter and Bentley Halls, was a popular site for some construction projects in the late nineteenth century. In the 1880s, the road over the ravine between Bentley and Ruter Hall had been widened and raised. The process…

For years the lower ravine was utilized as a disposal site and the location for the Allegheny College campus’ large privy. The introduction of indoor plumbing to the campus in the 1880s and 1890s necessitated the removal of the pungent structure. …

In 1873, the members of Allegheny College’s graduating class planted a circle of pine trees between present-day Ford Chapel and Newtown Observatory. A tree was planted for each of the fifteen members of the graduating class. Despite the name, the…

The Bicentennial Plaza was built on the lawn area in front of Schultz Banquet Hall using a combination of brick and bluestone pavers, echoing the entrances to Bentley Hall and the Tippie Alumni Center. At 40 by 80 feet, the main plaza is a versatile…

The Vukovich Center for Communication Arts is where the theater and communication arts departments are located. President Cook (1996-2009) received the funds to start construction on campus with the goal of creating an eco-friendly campus the…

To the west of the town center, the Woodlawn Cemetery was the burial spot for many town notables, including the families who rose to prominence and fortune during the early development of the oil industry. The cemetery centrance is dominated by the…

During the early years of oil drilling, people didn’t fully comprehend the possible dangers of oil. Many hundreds of lives were lost during the first few decades after the Drake’s first oil well. One such disaster was the Fire & Flood of 1892.…

The historical site marker explains: "There are few bank buildings in America which equal this in permanence and quality of construction..." remarked architect Arthur Zimm. The Titusville Herald reported in 1919 that "...few were prepared for the…

The OC&T RR began operation in 1986 as a tourist attraction, traveling through 13 1/2 miles of the scenic Oil Creek valley to visit sites associated with the history of the oil heritage region. Stops include the Perry Street Station (Titusville),…

The National Transit Building, 206 Seneca Street, Oil City, PA was once the hub of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company. Built in 1890, the main block is a four-story stone and brick building joined to an 1896 annex by an enclosed bridgeway.…

At the age of thirteen, Ida M. Tarbell moved to Titusville, Pa. with her family. She lived here until 1876, when she enrolled at Allegheny College in Meadville. This childhood home at 324 East Main Street is now preserved as an historic site.

The McClintock No. 1 is the oldest functioning well, having produced oil continuously since it was drilled in 1861. The success of this well helped make the fortune of "Coal Oil Johnny," who was adopted by Sarah McClintock.

The story of Pithole began in the spring of 1864 when Isaiah Frazier, James Faulkner Jr., Frederick W. Jones, and J. Nelson Tappan formed the United States Petroleum Company. The company soon leased 64 acres of the Holmden Farm on which they quickly…

Located on the spot where Edwin L. Drake first struck oil on August 27, 1859, the Drake Well Museum (Admission fee required) tells the story of the birth of the modern oil industry. The reconstructed Drake Well demonstrates the first practical use…