In point of “V” formed by Stauffer Avenue and North Chestnut Street (Route 819) on grounds of Thomas A. Lewellyn American Legion Post No. 240, located at 713 North Chestnut Street. GPS coordinates are N 40° 06.497 W 079° 35.151
Photo provided by Scottdale resident and American Legion member, Gary Bell.
The Doughboy originally stood at Pittsburgh and Broadway, but was moved in the 1960’s in connection with redevelopment of the Scottdale business district. The move caused controversy at the time. While the Legion owned the Doughboy, Scottdale owned the land where it stood. The Legion wanted it in an area where it could be displayed in accordance with the Legion’s desires. The Post building has been described as Scottdale’s earliest house. It has been altered several times and was once the home of GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Post 120.
The Doughboy is a local landmark, so to speak, as many are. Based on description of Scottdale resident, Gary Bell, as one enters Scottdale on Route 819 South and crosses the creek and railroad, one is greeted by “OUR BOY,” flanked by a cannon on each side.