YUKON, PA


Boiler house and hoist house at Yukon, PA were part of the Magee Mine, operated from 1908 until 1954 by the Westmoreland Coal Co. They mined a section of the Pittsburgh seam there that averaged 81". (Public Domain photo, courtesy HAER [Historical American Engineering Record])


The large powerhouse is deteriorating. The smaller attached structure on the left is the engine room.


Inside the powerhouse.


Detail of a window in the powerhouse.


The hoist house stands beside the powerhouse. Both of these structures overlooked a previously demolished tipple.


This picture shows the slate roof on the hoist house. The hoist house probably contained equipment used to operate tramways going to the tipple or to the refuse pile.


Detail of a door on the machinery shop.


This small brick shed is called the cap house.


One of the two slope portals, which are located side by side in this cut stone face-up.


This electric haulage trolley sits rotting at the McGee Mine site.


Several styles of company built houses are represented in Yukon, such as this two-family double patch house. Note the large slate dump in the back ground.


I have not found these in any other coal patch: four family housing.


At the top of the hill there are these smaller single family company homes.


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