Village of Norvelt – Norvelt PA

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Description

Norvelt is located in southwestern Pennsylvania. “Originally called ‘Westmoreland Homesteads,’ Norvelt was established in 1934 by the Federal government as part of a New Deal Homestead Project. With 250 homes, Norvelt provided housing, work, and a community environment to unemployed workers and their families during the Great Depression. It was renamed ‘Norvelt’ in 1937 in honor of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her interest in the project.”

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norvelt.org
http://explorepahistory.com

Project originally submitted by Camilla Guerrieri on October 25, 2015.

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Location Info


2333 Mount Pleasant Road
Norvelt, PA 15674

Location notes: Sign is posted right after the post office, when leaving town.

Coordinates: 40.2078837, -79.4974307

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