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A view of Old Main and South Hall.A view of Old Main and South Hall.

Donora Digital Collection: Countryside and Early Development

Starting with a pre-Donora lot sale, this collection of pictures shows some of the earliest scenes of the area.  Several August V. Siren photographs capture the land that would later occupy the various mills.

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Photo: Sale of lots for a future 'Donora' by the Union Improvement Company, photo taken by August V. Siren.

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Above 6 images: Framed August V. Siren photographs of future mill sites, from Collins Studios Monongahela, PA.

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Left:   Framed August V. Siren photograph of future mill site, from Collins Studios in Monongahela, PA.
Right: Snowy hillside photograph of homes, taken by August V. Siren.

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Left:   People standing on Gilmore Hill, overlooking future Zinc Works site.
Right: Stone road.

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Left:   A blue cyanotype showing early housing developments in Donora.
Right: A blue cyanotype showing a railroad track and early Donora landscape.