A few of the remaining patch houses in Baker-Whitely, PA. The Baker-Whitely Coal Company of Baltimore, MD began mining in this Shade Twp. location in 1911. Three mines were in operation at Baker-Whitely: Elma No. 1, Elma No. 2, and Elma No. 3, the last of which was closed in 1952. (Aug. 2004 image by author)

Former company store (known as Calvert Supply Company) building in Baker-Whitely, PA. (Image courtesy of Sam Baker)

This shop building does remain from the Baker-Whitely mines. (Image courtsy of Sam Baker)

This sign at Baker-Whitely reads, "Reitz No. 11 Plant," which was a coal washing facility dating to the 1970s when the Elma No. 1 mine was reopened. (Aug. 2004 image by author)

The ruins of the above-mentioned Reitz No. 11 Plant. In the background is active PBS Coal Company's Baker-Whitely strip mine. (Aug. 2004 image by author)


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



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