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Middletown Coraopolis Road

Middletown Coraopolis Road

Bert Herbst property

Forest Grove Intersection, September 24, 1931 vs. present day


Elizabeth Herbst property

August 24, 1931 vs. present day


"Sta. 42 looking to 29"

September 24, 1931 vs. present day


Louis and Harriet L. Dines Property

As of April 15, 1930, Louis and Harriet lived with their children George, Edward, Ernest, and Helen in this house. They owned their home outright, and it was valued at $10,000. They owned a radio, which was important for families at the time. Their home was a working farm, listed as a "truck farm", which likely means that it was a farm where the family grew vegetables that were sold in markets. Louis Dines was born in Greece, spoke French, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1909.  Harriet was born in Germany, spoke German, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1898. Their children were all born in the U.S., and the entire Dines family was able to read and write in American English by 1930.

Photographs: September 24, 1931 vs. present day

Notice the "ACRES 4 SALE" sign in that last photo above?  Well, it appears there is a story about that:

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Tuesday, April 25, 1933 (volume 6, number 230, page 9).

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Tuesday, April 25, 1933 (volume 6, number 230, page 9).

1930 U.S. Census: Dines Family listed as living on "Coraopolis Road" (third family from the bottom).

1930 U.S. Census - Dines Family listed on "Coraopolis Road" - third family from the bottom.


BArtHOLOMEW "BART" AND FRANCIS Herbst Property

As of April 15, 1930, Bart and Francis lived with their daughter Dorothy in this house. They owned their home outright, and it was valued at $15,000. They owned a radio, which was important for families at the time. Bart's occupation was that of a Gardner, listed as a "truck gardener", which likely means that it was a farm where the family grew vegetables that were sold in markets. The entire family was born in Pennsylvania.

August 24, 1931 vs. present day

1930 U.S. Census: Bart and Francis Herbst are the second family listed on "Coraopolis Road" on this page.


THeodore Herbst Property

August 24, 1931