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NEWFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA

Newfield was built by Newfield By-Products Coal Company. This company maintained machine guns, tear gas bombs, rifles on site to deal with violent clashes with organized labor. Between the mid 1930's and 1952, Pittsburgh Coal Company operated the Newfield mine. In 1952, Republic Steel Company leased the Newfield mine, and operated it until 1985.


Newfield was considered a "model" patch town. A "model" company town was one that the company could point with pride to as a good example of working and living conditions provided to its employees. (2017 image by author)


I'm not sure, but the brick foundations on this former company house might be original. (2017 image by author)


Newfield now serves as a suburb of Pittsburgh. (2017 image by author)


These houses may have been a "bosses row" of management houses, because the would have faced the colliery. This would allow the management to keep an eye on operations. (2017 image by author)


This was once a school, and now a private residence. (2017 image by author)


The tipple site is now used by a landscaping company to store their landscaping supplies. However, this concrete foundation from the Newfield mine is still there. (2017 image by author)


All over the site of the former tipple and mine buildings can be found this kind of debris - brick and concrete fragments - where the colliery was demolished and some materials were simply smashed down into the ground. (2017 image by author)

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