The Family of Rosa Anna Abbott and John Joseph LaValle

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Description: Railroad junction near Washington Street and Fourth Avenue. This railroad line is on the opposite side of Chartiers Creek from the Abbott Ice and Packing Plant, so the station was not used to unload livestock for the plant. According to the 1896 Sanborn Insurance map, the tracks veering off to the right of the photograph belonged to the R. C. C. & St. L. Railroad and the tracks veering to the left along Washington Avenue is the Washington Branch Railroad. An overhead view of this neighborhood is available from the 1897 Library of Congress map. The postcard's date is tentative, determined only by the postcard style -- undivided on the address side and marked "Post Card" -- suggesting that it was produced between December 1901 and March 1907.
Source: Collection of Harold Edward DONLEY, Jr.
Location: Carnegie, Allegheny County, PA, USA
Date: ca. 1904

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