Company Houses With Gardens On Hill
Identical rows of company-built houses doted McIntyre as illustrated in this photo from the early 1940s. Typical of the many company towns in western Pennsylvania, the town also had a company store which can be seen in the background to the left at the end of the railroad tracks. Although most families had a garden on their small plots, raising fruits and vegetables was especially encouraged during World War II. These gardens were called "Victory Gardens."
Photo: courtesy of Archives Department, Rochester and Pittsburgh
Coal Company Records, Indiana University of Pennsylvania