Washington, Pennsylvania: Mini-Lighthouse Murder Memorial

Thomas "Tomcat" Tarr Jr. was fatally shot in 2006. The mini-lighthouse -- a beacon in a dark tragedy -- features a painted portrait of Tomcat and his dad. People leave offerings of red solo cups.

Address:
2151 N. Main St., Washington, PA
Directions:
From downtown Washington drive north on Main St. for about three miles. You'll cross a set of train tracks and see the fairgrounds on the left. The lighthouse is also on the left, just past the fairgrounds, and just before the next set of train tracks.
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Memorial Lighthouse to a Murder Victim

Thomas "Tomcat" Tarr Jr. was an employee and relative of the owner of Tarr Concrete. In 2006, age 24, he was driving his truck at night and it had mechanical trouble. Two men who at first appeared to want to help him, instead robbed and shot and killed him. The Tarr family built a memorial to Tomcat at the entrance to the Tarr plant. Shaped like a lighthouse, it features a mural of Tom and his father.

[signmanjoe, 08/18/2022]

The lighthouse is topped by a concrete truck weather vane.


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