Wow, things have been busy!
There's a lot to fill you in on! New partnerships, new original collections, new pages, updates - it's all here.
New Partnership and Original Train Records Collection
Coraopolis History Archive has partnered with The Coraopolis Station Project to preserve and digitize all historic records and artifacts uncovered during the restoration of the old P&LE Train Station on Mill Street. These records are already rolling out and can be found at www.coraopolishistory.com/train-station-archive/.
New History Pages
Also, several new history spotlight pages have been added. These provide a pictorial history of aspects of daily life in Coraopolis, and act as a window into our community’s past. Read the history of the Coraopolis School System at www.coraopolishistory.com/education/, or explore the four local theaters that Coraopolis used to support! www.coraopolishistory.com/theaters/
For our transportation enthusiasts, you can now check out the history of our Bridges (www.coraopolishistory.com/bridges), Railroads (www.coraopolishistory.com/railroad), and Streetcars (www.coraopolishistory.com/streetcars)! The new transportation section is simply brimming with photos and documents which bring alive our borough’s rich past.
Other records collections that have recently been added include City Directories for Coraopolis from 1898-1900 and 1956. This collection includes historic ads from local businesses, offering a window into Coraopolis’s thriving commercial district during that period. These directories are available at www.coraopolishistory.com/citydirectories/.
Links to the U.S. Census for Coraopolis are now available and free for access at www.coraopolishistory.com/censusrecords/, as are the U.S. Postmaster Appointment Records for Coraopolis from 1841-1857 and 1861-1958, at www.coraopolishistory.com/postmasters/.
Some key areas have also been updated! Each of our local churches now has its own page with individual histories. If you have more information to contribute from your local church, please let us know! www.coraopolishistory.com/churches/ Profiles and photographs of numerous prominent residents have also been added. These appeared in 1904’s Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and are designated in bold at www.coraopolishistory.com/residents/.
Want to showcase your historic Coraopolis items?
Coraopolis History Archive is expanding quickly! If you have historic documents or photographs that you would like to make available to the community, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting for the scanning of your historical items. As always, “Have scanner, will travel!” We can meet at the library or other convenient Cory location. Courtesy digital copies of your original documents can be provided for your personal use as well.