This panoramic print of Pottsville, Pennsylvania was drawn by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler and published by T. M. Fowler and James B. Moyer in 1889. Pottsville was founded along the Schuylkill River in 1828. Anthracite coal was discovered in the area in the late 1700's and in the early 1800's coal veins began to be opened up. Pottsville filled with speculators and miners and by the mid-1800's, with the addition of railroads, the population swelled to nearly 5,000. Pottsville became the seat of government for Schuylkill County in 1851. Pottsville was home to several textile mills in the 1800's, but its main focus was the mining of the coal fields and the transportation of the valued ore.
The map from 1889 includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad lines.
Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:
1. Public Schools.
2. Court House.
4. Pennsylvania Hall. J. P. Knight, Proprietor.
5. Merchants Hotel. C. H. Reist, Proprietor.
6. Exchange Hotel. Cyrus Sheetz, Proprietor.
7. Northwestern Hotel. Brown & Hummel, Proprietors.
8. Eagle Hotel. Dinger & Heiter, Proprietors.
9. Tilt Silk Mill.
10. Kopitzch Soap Co.
11. Jacob Ullmer’s Pork & Beef Packing House.
12. Seltzer & Bro. Pork & Beef Packing House.
13. Weed & Sailor Planing Mill.
14. Sparks & Parker Boiler & Machine Works.
15. Pottsville Spike & Bolt Works.
16. Pottsville Steam Heating & Power Co.
17. Yuengling’s Brewery.
18. Rettig’s Brewery.
19. Henry Clay Monument.
20. Pennsylvania R. R. Station.
21. P. & R. R. Station.
22. Peoples Railway Station.
A. John the Baptist German Catholic Church.
B. St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.
C. Trinity Episcopal Church.
D. 1st German Reformed Church.
E. Trinity Reformed Church.
F. German Lutheran Church.
G. 1st Baptist Church.
H. Welsh Baptist Church.
I. Evangelical Church.
J. Eng. Lutheran Church.
K. Methodist Church.
L. 1st Presbyterian Church.
M. 2nd Presbyterian Church.
N. Welsh Congregational Church.
O. Bethel A. M. E. Church.