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

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