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Patch houses at Mentcle, Pennsylvania, one of the later patch towns to be constructed in Indiana County. Mentcle was built by Bethehem Steel in the 1920s. Yet, they still used the same old duplex houses that coal companies in Pennsylvania had been using for the past ~40 years.


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Another style of company built houses on the other side of the road.


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Ruins of the boiler house.


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A fan house sitting on top of an airshaft.


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The wash house remained in fair condition.


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Another view of the wash house.


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The Mentcle mine closed down around 1960.


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