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Life in Washington Co., PA "Little Washington" 
1700s to Present


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 >

Click each photo to see a LARGE version

Jones Bros. Wallpaper & Pictures Store. Original photo with damage

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.
Charleroi, PA.

Which is still there.

Jones Bros. Wallpaper & Pictures Store Repaired Photo

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) 

Close-up Photo of Great Grandfather Charles W. Jones and his dau Elizibeth Jones.
She was not married then.

See the Army Corps of Engineers website for more about the Monongahela River

The Upper Mon. Org website has some info about the river.  A sad picture of the trash accumulation on the river is at the this site too.

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:

Allenport, Pennsylvania 
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania 
Braddock, Pennsylvania 
Brownsville, Pennsylvania 
California, Pennsylvania 
Charleroi, Pennsylvania 
Clairton, Pennsylvania 
Coal Center, Pennsylvania 
Donora, Pennsylvania 
Dravosburg, Pennsylvania 
Dunlevy, Pennsylvania 
Duquesne, Pennsylvania 
Elco, Pennsylvania 
Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 
Fairmont, West Virginia 
Fayette City, Pennsylvania 
Fredericktown-Millsboro, Pennsylvania 
Glassport, Pennsylvania 
Granville, West Virginia 
Greensboro, Pennsylvania 
Hiller, Pennsylvania 
Homestead, Pennsylvania 
McKeesport, Pennsylvania 
Monessen, Pennsylvania 
Monongahela, Pennsylvania 
Morgantown, West Virginia 
Munhall, Pennsylvania 
Nemacolin, Pennsylvania 
New Eagle, Pennsylvania 
Newell, Pennsylvania 
North Braddock, Pennsylvania 
North Charleroi, Pennsylvania 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Point Marion, Pennsylvania 
Port Vue, Pennsylvania 
Rankin, Pennsylvania 
Rivesville, West Virginia 
Roscoe, Pennsylvania 
Speers, Pennsylvania 
Star City, West Virginia 
Stockdale, Pennsylvania 
West Brownsville, Pennsylvania 
West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 
Westover, West Virginia 
Whitaker, Pennsylvania 
(See The Wikipedia Encyclopedia .)  

Other facts:

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 


See a panoramic view of Charleroi, PA taken by Debi Vaeth during a visit to the area.

See large and wide version of the panoramic photo taken by Debi Vaeth.

Charleroi PA Jones Bros. Wallpaper & Pictures Store submitted by Jack Jones (with links to large photos)

Charleroi PA and Lock 4 PA Winship Family businesses and Lock 4 PA Fire Truck 




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Regional area Map of Washington County (west section)

Regional area Map of Washington County (east section)

See Cemeteries at Washington County PAGenWeb

Washington PA Uptown Landmarks -1 - Personal Perspectives

Uptown Landmarks -2

Washington Hospital and School of Nursing - Personal Perspectives

Look here for your families!

Washington Co., PA Area newspapers

McDonald PA Area Newspapers



Keystone Town Markers

List of Historical Societies in Washington County PA

Return to Index of Washington County PA Towns




This page was last updated on Saturday, December 05, 2015 02:13

Judith Ann Florian
Girard, Ohio 44420

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