Historic Map - Scranton, PA - 1890

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View of Scranton, Lackawanna County, P.A., 1890 / drawn & published by T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer.

This panoramic print of Scranton, Pennsylvania was drawn by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler and published by T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer in 1890. Scranton emerged along the Lackawanna River as anthracite coal was discovered throughout the valley. In the 1830's Selden T. and George W. Scranton turned their attention here from agricultural interests to the manufacture of iron. Their method of smelting iron ore using the accessible coal produced in the region was found to be quite successful. In 1840 the Scranton brothers established the Lackawanna Steel Company and began producing rail for the growing transportation system. The family then formed the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad for the transport of coal from all sections of the coal fields.

Scranton was incorporated as a borough in 1856; earning city status ten years later. In 1878, when Lackawanna County was formed, Scranton became its seat of government. Scranton was called ���The Electric City��� when in 1886 the community began to be served by an electric trolley system. By 1890 Scranton was an important iron and steel manufacturing city with numerous subterranean coal operations.

The illustrated map from 1890 includes labeled streets, buildings, collieries, bridges and railroad lines.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

  1. Public Schools.
  2. Court House.
  3. Jail.
  4. Dickson Mfg. Co.
  5. Dickson Locomotive Works.
  6. Boie���s Steel Wheel Works.
  7. Silk Mill. A. Harvey, Proprietor.
  8. Brass Works. Jas. M. Everhart, Proprietor.
  9. Scranton Glass Co. Works.
10. Green Ridge Iron Works. A. L. Spencer, Proprietor.
11. Swift Chicago Beef House.
12. Brewery. E. Robinson, Proprietor.
13. D. & H. Co. Office.
14. L. V. R. R. Co. Office.
15. Rolling Mill No. 1. L. I. & C. Co.
16. Blast Furnace. L. I. & C. Co.
17. Rolling Mill No. 2 & Steel Works.
18. Foundry & Machine Works.
19. Mt. Pleasant Colliery.
20. Pine Brook Colliery. L. I. & C. Co.
21. Brigg���s Shaft Colliery. L. I. & C. Co.
22. Diamond Breaker. D. L. & W.
23. Diamond Shaft. D. L. & W.
24. Brisbin Breaker. D. L. & W.
25. Caygua Breaker. D. L. & W.
26. Shaft. D. L. & W.
27. Manville Breaker. D. H. & D. L. & W.
28. Mavine Breaker. D. H.
29. O. S. Johnson Breaker.
30. Lucas Breaker.
31. Fairlawn Breaker.
32. Providence Coal Co. Breaker.
33. Tripp Coal. Co. Breaker.
34. Tripp Coal Co. 2nd Opening.
35. Leggetts Creek Breaker. D. & H.
36. D. L. & W. Station.
37. C. R. R. of N. J. Station.
38. E. & W. V. Station.

 A. St. Peter���s Cathedral.
 B. St. Paul���s Roman Catholic Church.
 C. St. Patrick���s Roman Catholic Church.
 D. St. Mary���s Roman Catholic Church.
 E. St. Luke Episcopal Church.
 F. 1st Presbyterian Church.
 G. German Presbyterian Church.
 H. Hyde Park M. E. Church.
  I.  M. E. Church.
 J.  First German M. E. Church.
 K. First M. E. Church.
 L. Anshe Chesed Synagogue.
 M. Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church.
 N. Zion German Lutheran Church.
 O. Welsh Baptist Church.
 P. English Baptist Church.
 R. Jackson St. Baptist Church.
 S. Baptist Church.
 T. Welsh Tabernacle
 U. Synagogue.
 V. First Congregational Church.
W. Plymouth Congregational Church.
 X. Washburn St. Presbyterian Church.


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