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Sheetsville: 1941

Sheetsville: 1941

December 1941. "Factory workers' homes. Coatesville, Pennsylvania." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Office of War Information. View full size.


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Broad Way

The 4 tracks you see are the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Broad Way", used by their NYC to Chicago "Broad Way Limited" luxury passenger train. That train passed here on the center rails. After passing Coatsville, the next stop would be Lancaster, PA. Around 1930, the newspapers would shorten the name to "Broadway", and the RR would follow.

A Monday

My mother ALWAYS did the laundry on a Monday.

Zillow info

11 W 6th Ave, Coatesville, PA 19320
3 beds 1 bath 1,107 sqft
Off Market
Zestimate®: $68,197

Rent Zestimate®: $1,100 /mo
Est. Refi Payment

11 W 6th Ave, Coatesville, PA is a single family home that contains 1,107 sq ft and was built in 1900. It contains 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

The Zestimate for this house is $68,197, which has increased by $3,327 in the last 30 days. The Rent Zestimate for this home is $1,100/mo. The property tax in 2017 was $27. The tax assessment in 2017 was $50,330.

I'd bet a bundle

... that this photo was taken on a Monday! A bundle of laundry, that is.

Laundry day 76 years later

The little store at the left is at Charles Street and West Fifth Avenue. The alley down the middle of Sheetsville is Spruce Street. It's still laundry day.

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