Historic Map - Minersville, PA - 1889

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View of Minersville, Schuylkill County, P.A., 1889 / drawn & published by T. M. Fowler.

This aero-view map of Minersville, Pennsylvania was drawn and published by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler in 1889. Minersville was settled by Europeans in the late 1700's and became a stop along the famed King’s Highway. In the 1800's, Minersville prospered greatly with the mining of anthracite coal as mines were established throughout the region. Minersville was served in the 1800's by the Reading Railroad.

The map from 1889 includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad lines. It features inset illustrations of the following:

• Minersville Iron Works. L. S. Allison, Proprietor.
• Residence of Hon. Chas. N. Brumm.
• The Mohan Residence, General Store and Hotel.
• Residence of Wm. Kear Sr. Estate.
• Minersville High School Building.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. Public Schools.
  2. First M. E. Church.
  3. English Lutheran Church.
  4. German Lutheran Church.
  5. Reformed Church.
  6. Welsh Baptist Church.
  7. English Baptist Church.
  8. Episcopal Church.
  9. Welsh Congregational Church.
10. Welsh Church.
11. St. Mary’s German Catholic Church.
12. St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church.
13. United States Hotel. P. C. Darby, Proprietor.
14. Union Hotel. A. W. Rothermel, Proprietor.
15. Marble & Granite Works. C. S. Eisenbrown, Proprietor.
16. Minersville Screen Works. J. Laubenstein.
17. Minersville Iron Works. L. S. Allison.
18. Mountaineer Hall.
19. Diamond Brewing Co. Zapf & Co.

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