The Hotel Ferguson around 1920.
Downtown Shenandoah, complete with colorful awnings, during the 1920's. The trolley tracks can be seen down the center of the street. The days of the trolley in Shenandoah were numbered, trolley service ceased in 1927.
The Locust Mountain Breaker, around 1920.
The Shenandoah City Colliery was the first colliery opened in
Shenandoah and it operated from 1864 to 1932.
A different view of the Shenandoah City Colliery. For a larger version click
the picture above.
This is a very rare Series 1929, Type 1, ten dollar bill from The Miners
National Bank. For a better look click on the image above.
This is a picture of the first Shenandoah Presidents semi-pro football team
in 1932. Football star Frank Racis can be seen standing second from the left,
#66. Racis acted as player/coach for this football team. For more on Frank Racis check out the Shenandoah History page. For a larger version
click on the image above.
A Shenandoah Presidents football program from 1936. For an easy to read
version click on one of the small images above.
Another 1936 football program, this one from Paterson, NJ. A larger image can be viewed in it's own window, just click on the picture above.
The Shenandoah Trust Company building in 1938. On the top floor of this
Shenandoah building was Andrew J. Popalis' office. The youngest son of Andrew
and Mary Popalis, made his living as a Metropolitan Life Insurance salesman for
many years. Click the small picture for a larger image.
A group of men meet at Main & Center in 1938. Click the image above for a larger version.
The Lyric Theater 1938.
Shenandoah in 1938, as seen from the Brownsville section. For a larger version click
the picture above.
The Shenandoah Heights pool during the 1930's.
This picture was taken from Centre Street looking east towards Main Street,
St. George parochial school children in a 1941 parade. To see a larger version simply click on the image above.
A view inside of Stief's drug store, 1940's.
Another image taken inside of Stief's drug store.
Main Street Shenandoah, looking north, in the 1940's.
Main Street Shenandoah, looking south, in 1940.
Downtown Shenandoah at night, circa 1940.
A linen postcard picture of Shenandoah, around 1940. You can view a larger version by clicking on the picture.
A postcard from the 1940's which freatures St. John's Evangelical and St.
George's Roman Catholic Churches. Click the image above for a larger version.
The St. Nicholas Breaker, located 1 mile east of Shenandoah, was the world's
largest coal breaking facility.
During Shenandoah's history three breweries have called the town home. The
Home Brewing Company was located in the northern part of town. The J. Tunnah
Brewing Co. operated in Shenandoah from 1878 to 1880. But the town's most famous
brewery was the Columbia Brewery, located on South Ferguson Street. More
Columbia trays and beer coasters can be seen in the Scrapbook.
This arial image of Shenandoah was taken in 1949. This view of the landscape
shows the results of 100 years of coal mining. Click above for the
original image, but be warned, it is very large. Because of the size the picture
will open in it's own window.
Three Shenandoah landmarks as they appeared in the 1950's, the Shenandoah
Post Office, built during the depression, St. George and St. Casimir churches.
The South Main Street fire of 1955 destroyed almost a whole block of property. The fire began on Main & Cherry Streets at Aranoff's Dry Goods and spread northward. The blaze began around two in the morning, the temperatures were well below freezing and the fire hydrants were frozen shut. All of this, combined with low water pressure, contributed to a devistating inferno. Click on the picture above to see all the 1955 Fire images.
The Oppenheimer building in 1964. The Strand Theatre marquee can be seen on
the left, as well as the store fronts of The O'Neill News Agency, and Eddy's
Mens Shop. In 1965, shortly after Christmas, this building would burn down,
leaving 30 people homeless. Click on the image above for the full-sized picture,
it will open in a new window.
Main Street, looking north, 1960's. Click on the picture above for a larger
Shenandoah and Shenandoah Heights in 1966. This picture is from a postcard
sold during Shenandoah's Centennial celebration.
Artist Bradley Wind uses a familiar Shenandoah landmark in his "Lyric Hotel". Click on the image above to view a larger version in it's own window.
The Art of Catherine Gibson, "Shenandoah, PA - Patch Town" & "Shenandoah, PA Coal Breaker with Culm Bank".
This photograph, by Martin J. Desht, can be found in the Walsh Library Gallery of Seton Hall University. This picture simply portrays a single-needle garment worker in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. The photograph was taken in 1992.
The Shenandoah Miner's Memorial, located at the entrance to Girard Park. By clicking on the picture above you can view this three panel monument in more detail.
The Civil War Memorial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Click on the image above to view a larger version.
Western Shenandoah as seen from Shenandoah Heights.
A distant aerial view of present day Shenandoah and Shenandoah
Heights. Surface mining areas are visible from the air.
A partial aerial view of southern Shenandoah.
Aerial pictures by Louis David Truskowsky.
His site of
Schuylkill County aerial photos can be seen at http://home.epix.net/~lsqt/airpics.html.