Although Berwind-White Coal Co. didn't found Reitz Coal Co., they had abosrbed it by the time Reitz No. 2 was built in 1916. Eventually Reitz No. 3 through 5 were opened in the Central City area as well. Reitz No. 2 was in the Lower Kittanning seam of coal.

This was once an electric substation for the Reitz No. 2 coal mine. (Apr. 2018 image by author)

Looking down into the former coal patch town of Reitz No. 2. In the background is the neighboring patch town of Cairnbrook. (Apr. 2018 image by author)

The house on the right appears to still be sporting its coal company-installed Insulbrick siding. (Apr. 2018 image by author)

This may have been a row of managment houses. (Apr. 2018 image by author)

Some of these homes have been modified to such a degree that one would be hard pressed to realize they were once coal company homes. (Apr. 2018 image by author)


Summers, Patrica, editor. Somerset County, Pennsylvania; An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites. 1994.


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