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A Journal of daily activities at the Elizabeth Marine Ways 1898 to 1925 

Memorabilia & Maps

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Elizabeth, PA    Memorabilia and Maps


 

Packet Company Pass 1897   Packet Company Pass 1898  Packet Company Pass 1899     Packet Company Pass 1900

"Season's Pass" for the Pittsburgh & Elizabeth Packet Company 1897, 1898, 1899 and 1900. In 1899 a new company was formed, Monongahela and Ohio River Transportation Company, which owned the Packetboat ELIZABETHMost of these are signed by the President of the line, J. M. Boyd, who was a major partner in the Monongahela and Ohio River Transportation Company,  J. M. Boyd also was a cousin of Bertha Lynch, wife of J. W. Lynch.

I can not verify the authenticity of these Passes.  

 

 

 

 

R T Wiley Music Sheet           RT Wiley Song Sheet

This sheet music, written by R.T. Wiley of Elizabeth, PA, can be found at the Library of Congress web sites listed below:

http://www.loc.gov/item/sm1884.08365  for Sleep, Comrades, Sleep and Rest

http://www.loc.gov/item/sm1879.02433/  for Strew Blossoms On Their Graves

 

 

Article from Pittsburgh Press dated July 17, 1911.

 

Richards Dairy One Quart Bottle   Richards Dairy Half Pint Bottle   Richard's Dairy milk bottle

Bottles used by Richard's Dairy

Lucas Dairy Bottle 

Lucas Dairy bottle

 

 

 

Crystal Pharmacy Bottle  Elizabeth PA   This piture of a similar bottle as on left shows Jeremy Stiehl holding a bottle he found on a "privy dig" in the Elizabeth area   Crystal Pharmacy Medicine Glass

Crystal Pharmacy Bottles

 

 

Camp Pharmacy Bottle   Elizabeth, Pa

Camp Pharmacy Bottle

Shaffer Pharmacy Bottles  From collection of Jeremy Stiehl.  He found this bottle while "Privy Digging" during 2014 in a home near the BP Station in Elizabeth. 

Shaffer Pharmacy Bottles

 

Crocks

 

Weaver & Son Distiller Jug  Close up of writing on Weaver & Son Distille Jug  

Weaver & Son Distillers Jug

Information on this distiller is appreciated.

 

 

From collection of Jeremy Stiehl who can be contacted at   <jeremy.stiehl@gmail.com>    

added 12/16/16

John Walker (JR) crock from collection of Jeremy Stiehl. 

 

From collection of Jeremy Stiehl who can be contacted at   <jeremy.stiehl@gmail.com>

Horner & Roberts Crock from collection of Jeremy Stiehl

added 2/3/17

 

 

State Bank Coin Bank from collection of Jeremy Stiehl added 2/3/17

Coin Bank from collection of Jeremy Stiehl given away by The State Bank

 

McMains Millinery located on Second Street

Bridge token used to pay toll to cross bridge from Elizabeth to West Elizabeth for those walking.  Different tokens were used for wagons and carts.

 

 

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

The maps for Elizabeth, PA and West Elizabeth, PA and many other PA towns are on this site for 1895, 1900, 1905, and 1910 with a significant amount of each towns historical information.  I have placed below scaled down versions of the Elizabeth maps from 1900. Clicking on the name above should take you to the site to enable you to explore.

 

 

Left side of map including many homes Center of map, note overlap of bridge with left side map. Downtown area including Hayden Mill, churches, and businesses Right side of map which includes the newly created Elizabeth Marine Ways and the Safe Company building

Their are three sheets for the map of Elizabeth, block by block of the downtown area, above are the three complete sheets.

Key to reading the maps   Info on Elizabeth's Fire Department and the seal of Sanborn Insurance Company 

 

 

These are close ups of the Left Side Sheet of the Map 

Top Left Corner of left side of map  Top Right Corner of left side of map

Lower Left Corner of left side of map  Lower Right Corner of left side of map

 

 

These are close ups of the Center Sheet of the Map 

Top Left Corner of center sheet of map  Top Right Corner of center sheet of map

Lower Left Corner of center sheet of map  Lower Right Corner of center sheet of map

Details of Hayden Flour Mill

 

 

 

These are close ups of the Right Side Sheet of the Map 

Top Left Corner of right sheet of map  Top Right Corner of right sheet of map

Lower Left Corner of right sheet of map  Bottom Right Corner of right sheet of map

Details of Marine Ways area  Details of Safe Company Building

 

 

 

 

 

Addition to Map of Elizabeth 1876Map of Elizabeth 1876 

The above are hand drawn maps of Elizabeth, dated 1867. The best way to view these maps is to download them from Allegheny Co. Maps and Genealogy Page   Once you have them downloaded you will be able to zoom in using your graphic viewer.

Below is a clickable map and can be found at Elizabeth 1897 Map

Early map of Elizabeth and West Elizabeth

 

Penn Pilot, a project sponsored by the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, is an online library of digital historical aerial photography for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Using the interactive map provided on this website, http://www.pennpilot.psu.edu/index.html  you can browse, view, and download thousands of photos covering the Commonwealth from 1937 to 1942 and 1967 to 1972, including Elizabeth, PA. It is possible to zoom in on these photos, even seeing steamboats on the river.  

Below are several aerial views of Elizabeth taken during 1938, 1939, and 1956.  Photos taken during the late 1960s are also available on this web site.

1938 image showing Lock 3 , town, and bridge 1938 image showing town, bridge, Marine Ways 1939 image showinig town, bridge, Marine Ways 1956 image showing Lock 3, town, Rt 51 bridge interchange

 

 

 

First Day Cover 1938   Elizabeth Marine Ways

 

First Day Cover  1938  West Elizabeth, Pa   Packet STEPHEN BAYARD   Close Up of Packet STEPHEN BAYARD

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