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601 School Street
Coraopolis, PA, 15108
United States

Welcome to Coraopolis History Archive!  On this site, the history of Cory, PA comes alive through the images and stories of those who have called Coraopolis home throughout the years.  Come browse through historic postcards or read about the history of the businesses and industrialists that put Coraopolis on the map.  Also featured is Maiden City Blog, which explains the story of the borough through engaging posts. Looking for volunteer opportunities to make our community better? Coraopolis History Archive has that as well!  Check us out and tell a friend!


History Research Archive for the Borough of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, near Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including Coraopolis Cemeteries, Coraopolis Maps, Coraopolis Industries, and Coraopolis Photographs.

S.S.S. Conductor Co. Expanding Water Conductor

S. S. S. Conductor Co. Expanding Water Conductor by Irwin & Keber

This historic water conductor is still a feature of the Coraopolis Train Station.

This expanding water conductor was developed by Thomas W. Irwin and George K. Reber of The S. S. S. Conductor Company, located at 163 Lacock Street in what was then Allegheny City, PA. Thomas was born in Canada, but made his home in Bellevue, where he left a legacy in the skylight and sheet metal business. He is buried in Highwood Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Less is known about his business partner George K. Reber, who lived from 1838-1895 and rests in Mount Royal Cemetery in Glenshaw.

Ad from PHLF Vertical File

Thomas W. Irwin, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette Times, August 5, 1917 vol. 132, no. 8, sec. 2, p. 6.

Business Location Map, Allegheny City, PHLF Vertical File