Latrobe, Pennsylvania: Banana Split Birthplace

Full color, ~10 feet wide. According to its accompanying historical marker, the combo scoops, bananas and fixings was invented in Latrobe in 1904.

Address:
805 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA
Directions:
Downtown. On the south side of Ligonier St. just east of its intersection with Hwy 981/Depot St.
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Banana Split Birthplace statue and historical marker.

Banana Split Birthplace

This was Roadside America number 61 of our trip from Florida to Pennsylvania. A sweet treat to end on before I got on my airplane to fly home. Just wish we would have been able to have a banana split close by.

[EC, 06/28/2022]

Banana Split.

Birthplace Of The Banana Split

The memorial to this famous ice cream confection is a three-for-one stop. Where the drug store soda fountain once stood is a state historical marker honoring the inventor, a park bench honoring a longtime owner of the business, and a giant (although somewhat unappetizing) banana split monument.

[Mike Gassmann, 10/01/2021]

Historical marker.

Big Banana Split

An accompanying historical marker documents Latrobe's claim as the birthplace of the banana split.

[Jody High, 07/28/2020]

Banana split.

Big Banana Split

Saw the Banana Split statue in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on September 14, 2019.

[Katie, 01/21/2020]
Big Banana Split

Full color, maybe 10 feet wide. Marks the Birthplace of the Banana Split. The first documented banana split was created at Latrobe's Tassell Pharmacy.

[Joannah Soderborg, 11/15/2017]

According to the sculpture's accompanying historical marker, the Banana Split was invented in 1904 by Latrobe apprentice pharmacist David Strickler.


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