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THOMPSON NO. 2, PA


This is your quintessential coal/coke patch in Fayette County. It was constructed in the first decade of the 20th Century by the Thompson Connellsville Coke Co., and named after coal baron J.V. Thompson of Uniontown, PA. This photo, taken from atop the gob pile, shows the remaining patch houses, and the grassy area is the reclaimed coke oven area. In the background is the neighboring patch of Tower Hill No. 2. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


The company houses at Thompson No. 2 are the 2-family duplexes typical of patches in Western PA. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


These larger houses, probably a bosses row, are up on the hill. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


Ruins of a shop building or power house are some of the only remains of the Thompson No. 2 coal mine and coke works. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


The tipple foundations. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


The company store is still in existence, but no longer functions as a retail enterprise. (Apr. 2005 image by author)


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