HOME>WESTERN PA>WESTMORELAND COALFIELD>LUXOR

LUXOR, PA (JAMISON NO. 1)

www.addlikebutton.net


Jamison Coal and Coke Company built their No. 1 mine was at Luxor, PA in the 1890s. Here are the remains of the coal washing plant that the company built in 1907. (May 2003 image by author)


Remaining beehive coke ovens at Luxor that were part of the Jamison No. 1 operation. (May 2003 image by author)


In 1940 the Sekora Coal Company acquired the coal mine at Luxor. After this they relocated the tipple that you see here from the nearby Crow's Nest mine. (May 2003 image by author)


Another view of the tipple at Luxor. (May 2003 image by author)


These company-built homes in the Luxor patch are still inhabited. (Sep. 2003 image by author)


The "red dog" is evidence that the slate dump at Luxor was once on fire. (Sep. 2003 image by author)


Coal mining at Luxor ended in 1972. (May 2003 image by author)


Unfortunately Sekora Coal Co. demolished the Luxor tipple in February 2004, bringing down one of the last coal tipples in Westmoreland County. (Image courtesy of the Tribune-Review, Greensburg, PA)

The following pictures were emailed in by Sam Baker. Sam explored site of the Luxor coal mine in the Summer of 2010.


The portal to the coal mine.


Sam says this is "a support for a trestle that ran from where the recent tipple stood to the mine portal."


Sam describes this as "a powder or caps magazine."


WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS

APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS HOME

History of coal mining. History of Pennsylvania. History of Greene County Pennsylvania. History of Fayette County Pennsylvania. History of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania. History of Washington County Pennsylvania. History of Allegheny County Pennsylvania. History of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Coal Seam. Historic Pictures. Historic Photographs. Historic books. Historic Maps. Pittsburgh history publications. History. Pennsylvania Polish immigrants. Pennsylvania Slovak immigrants. Pennsylvania Italian immigrants. Pittsburgh immigrants. Pittsburgh polka music. Pennsylvania polka music. Pittsburgh culture. Pittsburgh foot. Pennsylvania pieroige. Historic architecture. Historic buildings. Historic towns. Organized labor. Unions. United Mine workers. Archives. Monongahela River. Allegheny River. River tourism. Pittsburgh tourism.