Pittsburgh Coal Company - 1915

The Pittsburgh Coal Company office at the corner
of West Liberty Avenue and Brookline Boulevard.

The Pittsburgh Coal Company, shown here in March 1915, operated a distribution site at the corner of West Liberty Avenue and Brookline Boulevard from the 1850s until the fall of 1915. The Pittsburgh Coal Company was owned by the Mellon family, and operated the Coal Hill Railroad along Saw Mill Run and Banksville Roads, from 1861 until 1871.

The Pittsburgh Coal Company sits at the lower
end of Brookline Boulevard (now Bodkin Street), at
the West Liberty Avenue Brookline Junction in 1909.
The Pittsburgh Coal Company sits at the lower end of Brookline Boulevard (now Bodkin Street),
at the West Liberty Avenue Brookline Junction in 1909.

This was one of the main coal distributors for homes and businesses in West Liberty Borough, which in 1908 became the Beechview and Brookline communities. When West Liberty Avenue was improved and widened in 1915, the Brookline Junction office was closed and the Pittsburgh Coal Company building razed.

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