Town-Talk about Towns in Washington County PA
Genealogy and family history
research in the area of
Little Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania from 1700 to present.
Nearest cities: North Charleroi, PA (1.0 miles ), Monessen, PA (1.7 miles ), Speers, PA (1.8 miles ), Twilight, PA (1.8 miles ), Belle Vernon, PA (2.4 miles ), Wickerham Manor-Fisher, PA (2.6 miles ), North Belle Vernon, PA (2.6 miles ), Dunlevy, PA (2.9 miles ). Latitude: 40.14 N, Longitude: 79.90 W
|Read about Charleroi PA's history in A Touch of Luck, A Little Magic, A Lot of Glass.... written by Judith Florian.|
Jones Bros. Wallpaper & Pictures Store
Submitted by Charlotte JONES Gibbs who is the Great-great grand- daughter of Charles W. Jones
Contact Charlotte JONES Gibbs < cfgibbcb
AT aol.com >
Click each photo to see a LARGE version
Charlotte JONES Gibbs submitted the above original photo on Oct 30, 2010.
She wrote: "This photo I understand is from Fallowfield Ave. The store was owned by Walter Jones 1876 to 1945 and Chauncy Jones 1885-1967 and possibly Elizibeth Jones Winget 1878-1967. The man on the left my great Grandfather Charles W. Jones. The Lady on the right is his daughter, Elizibeth Jones; she was not married then. The Father, Charles W. Jones (1847-1917), may have been involved? As you can see on the photo the street number is 401, which I think is a parking lot now. Some of the letterhead from the store stated this address:
W. F. Jones C. S. Jones
Dealers in Wallpaper and Pictures
323 Fallowfield Ave.
Which is still there.
I enhanced this copy and repaired the bent places using Photoshop. Some of the "smudged" look is a result of reflection on the storefront's glass from outside and inside. Wire or heavy string hangs in "V" shapes across the store window to hold up samples. At least 1 or 2 ceiling lights were on in the store, but it still seemed fairly dark. The store sat on cement corners with nothing underneath. Two or more stairs went to the public sidewalk, which appears to be wooden. What I could read in the photo:
|401 (above door||WINDOW
|(on paper in window)
1810 (STAR) STOPE
See the Army Corps of Engineers website for more about the Monongahela River.
Aerial views and pictures of the river are found at the Watershed Atlas Map.
The Monongahela: River of Dreams, River of Sweat was written by
Arthur Parker. The book was published by Keystone Books in 1999 [8 1/2 x
11 inches; History - American; Hardback: $41.95 TR; ISBN 0-271-01875-5]
See Penn State
University Press's listing of books.
The Monongahela River was the life of small towns up and down its banks, in
cities, towns and boroughs along the Monongahela River, including:
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Coal Center, Pennsylvania
Fairmont, West Virginia
Fayette City, Pennsylvania
Granville, West Virginia
Morgantown, West Virginia
New Eagle, Pennsylvania
North Braddock, Pennsylvania
North Charleroi, Pennsylvania
Point Marion, Pennsylvania
Port Vue, Pennsylvania
Rivesville, West Virginia
Star City, West Virginia
West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Westover, West Virginia
(See The Wikipedia Encyclopedia .)
Charleroi is the birthplace of: Shirley Jones - (born 1934), actor.
Church in Charleroi: Holy Trinity Church
Reservoir: Tri-Cities Reservoir
Creek: South Branch Maple Creek
Charleroi PA Jones Bros. Wallpaper & Pictures Store submitted by Jack Jones (with links to large photos)
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This page was last updated on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 18:26
Judith Ann Florian
Girard, Ohio 44420
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