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|SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S INDUSTRIAL MIGHT IN 1925
These images are from the 175th Anniversary book published in 1925.
|Meck and Company underwear mill at Main and Parkway.
|J. F. Bast and Sons underwear mill on North Berne Street.
|Union Knitting Mill on William Street
|W. Y. Miller shoe factory on Liberty Street.
|Lebanon Paper Box Company between Market and Penn Streets.
|Manbeck Brothers ice company on Liberty Street.
|Walkin Shoe Company on Parkway.
|Reider Shoe Company on West Main Street.
|Below is the Schuylkill Haven Casket Company on Liberty Street and at right is
the R. J. Hoffman underwear mill on Margaretta Street.
|At left is the building at 10
East Main Street at the
turn of the last century,
now occupied by a barber
shop. At right is Hartman's
Liquor Store, located in
the Yoder Building, which
stood next to the present
day post office.
|Delivery truck for Moyer's Market which was located on Dock Street.
|Harvest home at the United Evangelical Church.
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newly added photographs....
|This building at 412 Dock Street was built around 1874 and was originally the C. E. Shollenberger Hotel. For many years it was
operated by the Luckenbill family, lastly by Guy and Sue, which gave it the name at the time. It was owned last by Henrietta and Bob
Spitler as The Dock with Harry (Duke) Dolan as chef. All of the pictures below were taken of the building in 1934, except for the
picture at top right, when it was The Dock.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF KATE DOLAN HENDRICKS
|These two images show a Navy blimp passing over
the Avenues in Schuylkill Haven in 1955
PHOTOS COURTESY OF JULIE GORDON WISNER
|Dohner's Shoe Store, located below the Reading Railroad tracks at the intersection of West Main and Railroad Streets.
|At left is George Berger in front of his grocery store on October 2,
1905 and below is his delivery wagon from the same period.
|This picture of the Candy Kitchen on Main Street was taken on
its grand opening in 1921.
|This circa 1905 image shows part of the Reading Railroad car
shops in Schuylkill Haven.
|Below are two aerial images near Schuylkill Haven. At left is the Cressona
Mall during construction at the northern edge of town and at right is the
Schuylkill Memorial Park cemetery at the southern edge of town.
|let it snow
|This series of photographs show snow laden scenes of
Schuylkill Haven. At right is the intersection of Main and
Saint John Streets looking north on January 4, 1925.
The four pictures below are clockwise from top left:
Saint John Street looking toward Main Street, the
Reading railroad watchman's box at Union Street, Saint
John Street near Main Street and Haven Street near the
present day Middle School, all from February 1918.
The bottom four are from 1958, top row showing Main
Street and bottom row showing Avenue E.
|Skating on the Red Pond and an overview of the nearby area from December 29, 1916.
|These homes on Dock Street are decorated for the Homecoming Celebration for World War One vets on September 2, 1919.
|At left is the First National Bank on Main Street decorated for the World War One homecoming in September, 1919 and at right is
the original Coldren Mill next to the Reading Railroad tracks on Union Street circa 1920.
|These circa 1920 photos show at left, the Lehigh Valley trestle at Connor's Crossing and at right, work being started on the
reclamation of the old canal bed on Parkway, formerly Canal Street.
|Schuylkill Haven 175th Anniversary Committees
Images from the 175th Anniversary Book printed in 1925, showing the officers and committees
|At left is the storefront for Lautenbacher's Store. It was located
on Main Street at what was later Music Haven and is now part
of Suglia's. Below is a rare picture of the swinging bridge which
crossed the Schuylkill River at Saint Peter Street at River
Street and connected to the Island. It was destroyed in the
flood of August 1933.
|At left is shown the Earl Stoyer garage on Columbia Street at Berne Street with some of his stock of new autos.
At right is the Huling and Starr Garage on West Main Street in 1938 ( current location of the parking lot for the Nazarene Church).
|At left above is the North Ward elementary school on Dock Street in 1906. At right is the railroad bridge connecting the northern
part of The Island to the Reading Railroad car shops on the opposite side of the river.
|At left is the First
Reformed Church on Main
Street at the corner of
Dock Street, as seen
looking down High Street.
This church was torn down
after the new Saint John's
UCC church was completed
behind it. At right is
Metamora Hall, built in
1872 and used as a funeral
home by Elias Ziegenfus.
|Above at left is Maberry's blacksmith shop on Coal Street which was in continuous family operation from the late 1820s until 1927. At
right is C. W. Faust and Sons hauling business, started in 1903.
|At left above is the hotel on Dock Street, originally Shollenberger's and later Luckenbill's. At right is J. H. Filbert in his 1904 Cadillac,
the first automobile in Schuylkill Haven, first appearing in 1905.
|This set of photos shows a
nice display case from
D. C. Gilham's Fairmount
Apiary, which was located
on Avenue C, when the
(the Avenues) first began
having homes built on it.
Mr. Gilham is shown in the
other photos working in
|The class pictures at left and in the center are fifth grade classes of Miss Emma Berger at the East Ward from the 1940s and the
class picture at right is Miss Linder's third grade class at the North Ward in 1948.
The Yoder Building was located on the
south side of Main Street, adjacent to the
current post office. It was built in 1904 by
D.D. Yoder, proprietor of the Hotel Grand
and owner of Keystone Hall, constructed
in 1900 directly behind the current post
office. These photos show it just before
its demise in the early 1980s.
|WILLOW LAKE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
This set of photos shows a construction project at Willow Lake
swimming pool on Garfield Avenue approximately 1955.
These photos appeared on Facebook, posted by Shelley Smith Moyer.
|This set of photos was
taken inside the
mausoleum at the Union
|This nice image shows
Main Street looking east
from the Reading
|At left is the plow for the trolley
company, doing its job near
Adamsdale. At right the plow is at
work in the same area. Below, is the
"Highball" near Adamsdale Park.
|These images show the Lehigh Valley Railroad near Schuylkill Haven as it was being dismantled in 1953.
|The four photos below show the Reading Railroad as it passes through Landingville just south and east of
Schuylkill Haven. Many coal trains, laden with the coal from the storage yards between the two locations passed
(PHOTOS COMPLIMENTS OF LEW HOY)
|The Schuylkill Haven Jets were a girls softball team that competed in a county league in the late
forties and early fifties, being league champions in 1951.
(Photos compliments of Sandie Geary)
|This set of outstanding railroad photographs feature the work of
brothers, Bruce and Arch Kantner, featured in two books of compiled
photos by gerard bernet
(anthracite country color and colorful memories of reading's shamokin division)
|A pair of steam engines pull a train past the J office in the
Reading Railroad yard.
|A diesel engine leaves the Reading station in Schuylkill haven
in this 1951 photo.
|This June 1958 photo shows a Reading train traveling in nearby
|This 1954 image shows a westbound passenger train on the
Reading passing the Mine Hill Crossing yard office.
|September 1963 found this engine drawing a string of cars
over the Reading Railroad bridge at Main Street.
|A train crosses the Lehigh Valley Railroad viaduct at Connor's
Crossing in 1952, one year before its removal.
|A freight train passes the station of the Pennsylvania Railroad
in Schuylkill Haven in 1954.
|An eastbound passenger train of the Reading travels at
Connor's Crossing just above Schuylkill Haven in 1958.
|A steam engine pulling a passenger train of the Reading
Railroad leaves the Schuylkill Haven station.
Railroad freight train
travels just east of
Due to page size restrictions, the PHOTO Album is now broken into
three pages. New pictures will be added on Page 3.
Links to the other two pages are here and at the bottom of the page.
|THE LEE BECKER COLLECTION
Photographs posted below this section are all courtesy of the late Lee Becker Collection,
generously shared by his daughter, Virginia Reber.
The Sands Hotel was located on the northwest corner of Willow
and Dock Streets. Clockwise from upper left: the hotel in 1939,
undated picture of the property, its descendant, the Haven
tavern, presumably Mr. Sands on the porch of the property.
|Ed Bittler had a radio shop and battery shop/station in town.
Pictures below are, top row: radio shop on St. Charles Street (location of Plain & Fancy today) and
his home on Columbia Street, still there today.
Bottom row: the garage and battery shop on Main Street (near Beer Haven today).
|When horse and wagon was king - At left is the C. W. Faust freight wagon and at right is the Joseph Killian ice
wagon, delivering at the Greenawald building just below the railroad tracks on the north side of Main Street.
|Just added are a set of vintage street scenes around Schuylkill Haven
from the late Lee Becker collection, courtesy of his daughter, Virginia
Also added is a set of photos from the funeral procession of Lt. Roy
Guertler, West Point graduate, who was killed in a plane crash in 1931,
courtesy of Faith Ann Ward Curran.
|On The Streets of Schuylkill Haven
|Below is Saint John Street, looking north toward Main Street
from Union Street. At right is Coal Street looking east toward
|At left is Paxson Avenue, looking west from
Haven Street toward Dock Street and at
right is a 1912 view of Paxson Avenue and
beyond from the area of the present day
|Below left is an outstanding view of Haven Street looking south from the area of the present day middle school
toward Main Street and at right is a late 1800s view of Main Street looking east from the railroad tracks.
|These four photos are of the funeral procession in front of the Christ Lutheran Church on Dock Street, of Lieutenant Roy
Guertler on April 12, 1931. Guertler was the first Schuylkill Haven boy to graduate from West Point, Class of 1928.