REVLOC, PA


The Revloc mine was originally constructed by the Monroe Coal Company (aka Coleman & Weaver Company) in 1916-17. Later Revloc became Bethlehem Steel's Mine No. 32, to which this extant sign still attests. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


These structures from the Revloc mine are still in existence. According to research by the HAER, the building on the right was the boiler house and office, and it was built in 1916. The large red brick building in the left-center of the picture was the 1940s-era bathhouse. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


The Revloc slate dump was being remined and reclaimed by the Ebensburg Power Company at the time of this photograph. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


Some of the patch houses in Revloc were built of yellow block. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


The four room miners' homes in other parts of the town are of wood frame construction and red brick construction. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


These red brick company-built houses are even more spacious. (Mar. 2004 image by authr)


The Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, with coal miners' homes in the background. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


The sign on this building says "Revloc Public School," but it now appears to be an apartment building. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


Bethlehem Mining (or BethEnergy) ended coal mining at Revloc in the 1980s. (Mar. 2004 image by author)


In this photo, obviously taken during one of the area's many snow storms, one can see how large the Revloc slate dump once was before it was remined. (Mar. 1988 image by Jet Lowe, HABS/HAER)

From the April 25, 1978 Beaver County Times:

EBENSBURG, PA - Bethlehem Mines Corp. has annunced plans to reopen Revloc Mine No. 32, closed for more than one year because of fire. Repeated attempts to flood the Cambria County mine, and extinguish the fire, were finally successful, allowing resumption of production, the firm said. The loss of production, combined with expensive fire-fighting attempts, added up to a $10 million loss, Bethlehem officials estimated. About 200 employees are working to return to the mine to working order.


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