Photos of Irwin

57 to the rescue!

When the bucket truck went down on Saturday Nov.3, The Irwin Volunteer Fire Department swooped in to save the day.  The Norwin Rotary Club got the lift they needed as they decorated the Irwin Christmas tree.

Photo taken atop the monkey bars by 13 year old Brandon Cassandro

This pergola completed fall of 2011 by Eagle Scout Dan Janczewski of Troop 257 will be enjoyed by generations in Bell Park.



 The original Irwin Hotel was located across the Street from the the Irwin Hotel that burned in 2009






Maute's Theatre as it appeared  in the early 1950s




In this ad for Westinghouse from the Diamond (a75th anniverary publication)  You can see that the building now occupied by Rite Aid directly behind the pole does not have the original 3rd floor  that burned causing the 1000 seat opera house that first occupied that building to close.




 1939 Irwin Council




 This photo of a mural painted on an Irwin building along Pennsylvania Avenue depics a slice of Irwins History in the early 1900s.  By then a bustling mining community, Irwin proudly provided the country the energy it needed to produce the largest economic growth the world has ever seen.




 This is a photo looking down 8th Street from the corner of Spruce & 8th during the snowstorm of 2010.  That is a car on the left.





 Located just south of town, The Jersey Cereal Company employed over 300 people.




 Known as the Capitol Fire Company.  This was Irwin's volunteer firefighters founded in 1873.

A recent look up Main Street Shows The Masonic Hall on the right.  Originally this was Maute's Theatre as you can see in the picture below.





 The Irwin Hotel before the 2009 fire that destroyed this landmark








 Irwin Bank was a fixture in Irwin for decades.  This picture from the late 1930s is an indication of the strenth of Irwin's economy




 This beautiful turn of the century victorian is now the home of Petrillo & Petrillo Attorney at law on Main Street.















 A view up Rt. 30 from Dunkin Donut's parking lot illustrates the traffic volume enjoyed by our highway businesses.





The Larimer Mine in Irwin in the mid 1800s 



Do you have a photo that belongs here?  Send it to jcassandro@, or contact me through the borough at 724-864-3100

  Irwin Borough

424 Main Street

Irwin, PA  15642


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