Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport – Connellsville PA

City:
Connellsville, Lemont Furnace, PA

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Airports

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Completed:
1938

Description

“The airport … outside Connellsville was one of the first in Western Pennsylvania, opening in 1938. It was the product of a cooperative effort between the city of Connellsville, Fayette County and the federal Works Progress Administration program.”

“Work on the Connellsville Airport began in January 1936, when project plans were submitted to the WPA; the state-of-the-art facility was dedicated Sept. 30, 1938.

The airport initially cost $495,000, with an additional $350,000 allocated for infrastructure and to establish an army base once the airfield had been completed.”

Source notes

https://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/focus/s_521798.html#axzz3llslksHs

Source: https://archive.triblive.com/news/lasting-legacy-flying-field-built-for-about-500000/

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 14, 2015.
Additional contributions by Andrew Gallentine.

Location Info


874 Airport Rd.
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456

Coordinates: 39.960, -79.653

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