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READING MINES, PA

Reading Mines, in Quemahoning Township, was started in 1908 by the Reading Iron Company (named for Reading, Pa.). Coal mining at Reading Mines, sometimes known as Reading No. 3, ended in the 1940s.


These brick buildings remain from the coal mine. The one on the left was originally a combination car barn and machine shop. The one on the right was the power house. They are now being reused in an industrial enterprise. (Apr. 2018 image by author)


Living the white picket fence American dream in Reading Mines. (Apr. 2018 image by author)


Since these former company houses have been so substantially modified, I cannot determine if they were originally double familiy duplexes or single family managment houses. (Apr. 2018 image by author)


Antique vehicle collection and antique coal company houes. (Apr. 2018 image by author)


Sources:

Summers, Patrica, editor. Somerset County, Pennsylvania; An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites. 1994.



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