One hundred years ago, one of these
four views may have been how you
entered Schuylkill Haven.  Clockwise
from the upper left image is: the
trolley entering town from Pottsville
to the north , Center Avenue how it
would have appeared entering the
town in a horse and wagon, the
Pennsylvania Railroad station on
Haven Street and the Reading
Railroad station on Main Street.
Welcome to the Schuylkill Haven History Web Page.  This web page was created on January 1,
2007 due to my life long interest in the history of our town.  It is being presented with as much
accuracy as possible from the sources where the information is obtained.  The site is a work in
progress with changes and additions occurring regularly. Enjoy your visit and feel free to send
your comments and suggestions.  If you have pictures or information you would like to share,
contact me at:             richardjnagle@schuylkillhavenhistory.com
Richard J. Nagle - Site Creator and Administrator
The website consists of twenty different pages at the present time, each offering information within a
distinct topic.  Each page is in a different stage of progress and will be updated with new information and
images at varying paces.  Navigation on the site is done simply by clicking on any blue bar.
Schuylkill Haven History
Welcome to a view into the past....
Note: Click on each picture
here and on many throughout
the site and you will have a
larger view. Clicking on it
again to zoom in, may increase
clarity and expose greater
detail in the picture.
All rights reserved.
This website is dedicated to my wonderful wife,
Lynn M. Nagle, who will be forever missed.




March 27,1959 - September 17, 2006
Thank you for your continued interest. On December 12,
the site logged it's 237,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  DECEMBER 20
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR DECEMBER 1914 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE
CALL INCLUDING A NEW HOSPITAL IS DISCUSSED, SCHOOL NOTES, AND THE "HUMAN FLY" PERFORMS DARING
DEEDS ON MAIN STREET
FIRES PAGE:  ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE ARTICLES ON THE FORMATION OF THE FRIENDSHIP HOOK AND
LADDER, A PLEA TO ASSIST THE COMPANIES IN TOWN AND FIRES AT BLIND BILLY BROWN'S AND THE GAS WORKS
CIVIL WAR PAGE: SEVERAL NEW OBITUARIES AND A PLEA FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SOLDIERS' LOT JUST
ADDED IN ADDITION TO A NEW SET OF TOMBSTONES OF VETERANS IN UNION CEMETERY
CRIME PAGE:  ARTICLES FROM THE 1960's INCLUDING A CLOSE CALL FOR TOWN OFFICERS, SHOTS END A CAR
CHASE, A BURGLAR CAUGHT IN THE ACT, ROBBERIES IN TOWN AND A NUMBERS RACKET IS RAIDED IN DOWN TOWN
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
HISTORY PAGE: A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES DETAILING THE CONSTRUCTION OF SAINT JOHN'S AND CHRIST
LUTHERAN CHURCHES, A RED MAN CONVENTION IN TOWN IN 1896 AND AN ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATION
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING A SAD STORY FROM 1896, THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN AND A
LAWSUIT OVER SMALLPOX IN 1903, SUNDAY BASEBALL STOPPED IN 1925 AND AN ACCIDENT AT MILLER'S POND IN 1965
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES ON THE PENNSY INCLUDING A FIRE AT THE FREIGHT STATION, CONSTRUCTION
ON THE NEW OVERPASS AT CENTRE AVENUE AND SIBLINGS ESCAPE DEATH.  ARTICLES ON YARD ACCIDENTS AND A
SMALLPOX SCARE ON THE READING AND A TROLLEY POLE FALLS ONTO DOCK STREET
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE PICTURES FROM THE 1949 AND 1950 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES FROM THE EARLY 1900's ADDED INCLUDING EILER'S MUSIC STORE AND
DOUTRICH AND COMPANY OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS WELL AS A NEW BOX FACTORY AND NEW UNDERWEAR MILL
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S FIRST MODERN OFFICE BUILDING IS CONSTRUCTED
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  GREAT NEW PHOTOS OF ICE HARVESTING ON THE UPPER DAM, THE DANCE HALL AND
EARLY 20TH CENTURY IMAGES OF THE UPPER DAM AFTER DRAINING
PHOTO ALBUM: HIGH RESOLUTION NEW PHOTOS OF READING RAILROAD CAR SHOPS, LEHIGH VALLEY RAIL
TRESTLE VIEWS, MACKEY'S TAVERN, VIEW OF NORTH WARD, CHURCH DEMOLITION AND MORE
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  A SERIES OF ARTICLES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN CAPTURED, KILLED OR MISSING
IN ACTION IN 1944 EUROPE.  ALSO THE 1960 ARMY RESERVE CENTER DEDICATION IN HONOR OF MEDAL OF HONOR
RECIPIENT CAPTAIN ROBERT ROEDER
SCHUYLKILL CANAL PAGE: GREAT NEW PHOTOS INCLUDING THE MULE YARDS ON UNION STREET, CANAL
EMPLOYEES POSE FOR PHOTO, TWO STUNNING VIEWS FROM NORTH AND SOUTH OF TOWN AND PICTURES OF THE
LOCKS NORTH OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: NEW HEADSTONES ADDED INCLUDING SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S ONLY SPANISH
AMERICAN WAR DEATH, A DOUGHBOY KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE AND ONE OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S
FIRST PHYSICIANS
NOW OVER 1300 PHOTOS AND OVER 2300 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
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