Historical Markers

 

This grew out of a project for an Interactive Multimedia II course at College Misericordia. An original collection of 20 pictures of Historical Markers has grown into this.

 

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NEW HISTORICAL MARKERS

 

Historical Marker - Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster

Historical Marker Scranton - Coal Miner and Laborer Strike

 

HISTORICAL MARKERS

 

Carbon County, Jim Thorpe

Packer Mansion, Jim Thorpe

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, Coaldale

Anthracite Coal Strike - Courthouse Square, Scranton

First Electric Cars - Courthouse Square, Scranton

Avondale Mine Disaster - Rt 11 Plymouth Twp

Avondale Mine Disaster - Rt 11 Plymouth Twp (Welsh Society)

Abijah Smith and Co - Rt 11 Plymouth

Shawnee Fort - Rt 11 Plymouth

Arthur Horace James "Breaker Boy" - Rt 11 Plymouth

Knox Mine Disaster - Jenkins Twp

Twin Shaft Disaster - Pittston Junction

Old Forge - Main St - Old Forge

Rev. Joseph Murgas, Slovak Priest, Wireless Radio Pioneer - Sacred Heart Slovak Church, North End of Wilkes-Barre

Connecticut Settlement - River St, WIlkes-Barre

Fred Morgan Kirby - River Commons, Wilkes-Barre

Jesse Fell / Fell House - Downtown Wilkes-Barre

Min Matheson, Garment Industry Labor Leader - River Commons, Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre Fort - Public Square, Wikes-Barre

Rev John Curran, The Labor Priest, Holy Savior Church, East End of Wilkes-Barre

Concrete City - Hanover Section of Nanticoke

Erie RR vs Tompkins - Hughestown

Gravity Car The Pioneer, Nay Aug Park, Scranton

Throop Anthracite Mine Disaster

Lackawanna Iron Furnaces, Scranton

Wyoming Division Canal - Wilkes-Barre, Courthouse grounds

Frances Slocum Playground, Wilkes-Barre (Marker)

Frances Slocum Playground, Wilkes-Barre (Plaque on rock)

Blue Star Highway, PA Turnpike, Allentown Rest Area This one is new to me. Only this Rest Area had this marker. To remember Armed Forces.

Scranton Historical Marker

Keyser Creek, Taylor

Garment Industry, Greater Pittston

Luzerne County

Little Schuykill RR - Tamaqua

Jack Kehoe's Grave - Tamaqua

Actual Jack Kehoe Grave May "Blackjack" rest in peace.

Terence V. Powderly

The Tripp House

Capoose Also chunk of coal and sign as a Miner's Memorial :

Bull Run Miners Memorial 1

Bull Run Miners Memorial 2

Lackawanna Cty, Scranton Court House Square

Teedyuscung (Indian Chief)

Sephaniah Reese

Missing Sullivan's March Marker ? Rt 92

Battle of Wyoming

The Bloody Rock

The Bloody Rock, Daughters of The Revoution Plaque

College Misericordia New Marker, Summer 06

Lorretto Perfectus Walsh. Olyphant, PA

Nestor Chylak, Olyphant, PA

 

 

 

CORNERSTONES/KEYSTONES/MORE

North End of Wilkes-Barre

Sacred Heart Slovak Church, North End of Wlkes-Barre

Sacred Heart Slovak School, North End of Wilkes-Barre

Benefactors, Sacred Heart School

Erected 1924 Sacred Heart School

Facade 1

Facade 2

Summer 2007 - Sacred Heart Slovak School Closed. Sacred Heart - Saint Johns is merged with St. Stanislaus Kostka to form The Catholic Community of North Wilkes-Barre. Perhaps the Church will be closed. Most of the masses take place at St. Stanislaus Kostka, a good Polish Church, also a fixture in the North End.

 

Saint John's Irish Catholic School and Church, North End of Wlikes-Barre (merged with Sacred Heart, bld now apartments)

St. Mary's Byzantine Church, North End of WIlkes-Barre

St. Mary's Byzantine School, North End of Wilkes-Barre

Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral, North End of Wilkes-Barre

SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, North End of Wilkes-Barre

SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic School, North End of Wilkes-Barre

St Mathew's Slovak Lutheran Church, North End of Wilkes-Barre

Mahoney Building (After being destroyed by fire)

Former North End Fire Station


East End of Wilkes-Barre

 

Holy Saviour Catholic Church, East End of WB (Irish)

Holy Saviour Catholic Church, East End of WB (Irish)

Holy Saviour Catholic School, East End of WB (Irish) Another stone by back door

Mackin School

East End Fire Hall #8


Downtown Wilkes-Barre

ILGWU Terra-Cotta Panels Saved (Labor and Industry Building)

ILGWU Terra-Cotta Panels Saved (Labor and Industry Building) -

These Terra-Cotta panel were from the Intl Ladies Garment Workers Building that was about 20 yards down the street across from the CYC. These panels have been tastefully installed in the State's new Labor and Industry building.

Hoover Building, Wyoming St

Penn Slovak Roman Greek Catholic Union -

Sept 1, 06 - Cityvest is in the process of trying to develop this builings. It was the former Hidy Ochi Karate and Corcran Printing and Apartments for College Students, next door was a laundry, now vacant.

Sept 08 - this building is being demolished to make way for new buildings for King's College.

Stegmaier Brewery Building (Now a Federal Office Building)

Wilkes-Barre YMCA

Spring Brook Water Supply Company Former PG&W building

Engle Building, South Main St

Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Co, The Guard Center

Polish Union, Cornerstone

Polish Union, Keystone, Decorative Facade

Wilkes-Barre Co, (Old Steam Heat Building)

Bishop Hoban HS

St Mary's HS Memorial

St Mary's HS Cornerstone

St Nicholas Church, (German)

St Nicholas School 1, (German)

St Nicholas School 2, (German)

Jewish Community Center

 

 


 

Parsons Section of Wilkes-Barre and Plains

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox, Plains

Former Scouten-Lee Lumber, Parsons Section of Wilkes-Barre

St Francis, Miners Mills Closed

 

 


Pittston

Dime Bank Building

Pittston Gazette Building

Peoples Light Company

 

Old Forge / Duryea

St Michaels RC Old Forge Closed

St. Nicholas Parish Center, Old Forge


 

Edwardsville and Kingston

St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Zerby Ave Kingston

St. Mary's Protection Byzantine Church (In Church Slavonic)

St. Mary's Protection Byzantine Church (Cornerstone and Agnes High Water Mark)

St. Mary's Protection Byzantine School

St Mary's Protection Church - Doors showing miners

St Ingatius Church

St Hedwig's School - Cornerstone Closed

St. Hedwig's School - Keystone Closed

St. Hedwig's School - farewell

Defunct SS Cyril and Methodius Church, Slovak RC, Zerby Ave.

A Pentacostal group was in the process of renovating the old church and was at work when I passed it. It needs work, but can be a beautiful building again.


Plymouth

Saint Vincent De Paul Church

Saint Vincent De Paul School


Scranton And Upvalley

Nay Aug Park Green House (Looks like Terra Cotta)

Saint Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Greek Rite, 7th Ave Scranton

Saint Vladimir's Ukrainian School, 7th Ave Scranton

Saint Mary's Byzantine Rite Church, Mifflin Ave Scranton (In Church Slavonic)

Cornerstone, Old Saint Mary's Byzantine Rite Church, Mifflin Ave Scranton (On Lawn of Church. Lists church as Hungarian)

SS Cyril And Methodius Ukranian Catholic Church, Olyphant

SS Cyril And Methodius Ukranian Catholic School, Olyphant

St. Andrews Greek Catholic (Orthodox) Blakely

Moscow Freight House - Date Stamp

Holy Ghost Byzantine Rite, Jessup 1

Holy Ghost Byzantine Rite, Jessup 2

St John's Orthodox, Mayfield

St. Michael's Byzantine Rite, Dunmore

 

 

 

PLAQUES / BUILDER'S PLATES


Downtown Wilkes-Barre

 

Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre

Market Street Bridge 1 Wilkes-Barre

Market Street Bridge 2 Wilkes-Barre

Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control

Fort Wyoming, River Commons

Fort Durkee, River Commons

PMHC Plaque - Sullivans' March

Plaque looks to be of same shape and size as missing Sullivans' March Plaque along RT. 92 in Exeter Twp.

 

PMHC Plaque - Sullivans' March Detail of Map

WB Historical and Geologic Society

WB Historical and Geologic Society

WB Historical and Geologic Society

Pomeroy Building 1

Pomeroy Building 2

South Street Bridge 1

South Street Bridge 2 Elias W Roberts, Welsh Historian, Author


Scranton

 

Lackawanna County Bridge No. 11, Old Main Street, Taylor

Harrison Avenue Bridge, Scranton

1787-1937 Nay Aug Park, Anniversary of Constitution

GAR Building, Downtown Scranton

PA Highway Dept - Bridge Greenridge St (Over Lackwanna River)

Scranton DL&W Station

Scranton CareerLink

Builders Plate, D&H Trestle, Upvalley

 


Pittston

Water Street Bridge

Fort Jenkins Bridge

 


 

Other

Hudson, Cty Bridge 237 - Destroyed Winter 2006 1

Hudson, Cty Bridge 237 - Destroyed Winter 2006 2

"Iron Bridge" Overview, PA

Breslau Bridge Reconstruction This may be now on display in Plymouth Library

PA Highway Dept - Main Street Dupont (over creek)

PA Highway Dept - Bridge Street over Lackawanna river, Old Forge

Bridge, Main Street, Taylor

As of Sept, 2006 Tractor Trailers have been detoured off that bridge. It gets lots of traffic as of yet no plan to replace the bridge have been announced.

Bridge, Moosic, near Eddyleon/Baricinni Candy Plant, by Rocky Glen

8th Street Bridge

Forty Fort, Daughters of the Revoloution Plaque

Fort Wintermoot

Bridge, Hicks Creek & 8th Street

Missing Sullivan's March Plaque, RT 92 near LV Trestle

Plymouth Rock - Count Zinzendorf visits Indians

Erected by the Luzerne Gas and Electric Corporation

 


Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair

Bloomsburg Fair


Locomotive / Car Builders Plates

Visting Amtrak Genesis

Visiting Amtrak Genesis

Visiting Amtrak Genesis

CP Jordan Spreader at Hudson

Builder's Plate from Spreader


 

WPA STUFF

Retaining Wall, Mill Creek, Parsons Section of Wilkes-Barre

Rt 307 Overlook, Scranton

Nay Aug Park, old Elephant Pen

Wall, John J Audubon School, Mulberry St, Scranton

 


Mile Posts / Railroad Related

DL&W Milepost, off of 8th Street, numbers stripped off

DL&W Milepost 150, Kingston

D&H Milepost, Hudson Yard

CP (D&H) Milepost 686, Hudson, with train

CP (D&H) Milepost 682, Buttonwood

CP (D&H) Milepost 688, The Gauntlet

Virgina, Old Laurel Line Place Name

Moscow, Old DL&W Pocono Main

Pocono Summit, Old DL&W Pocono Main

Duryea Junction

Hudson, Block Sign

D&H Canal Co Sign, Port Clinton R&N HQ

 

 

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