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From: Larry Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Grove Station
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:32:10 -0400
On the East Pittsburgh map on my maps page it shows a Grove Station in
On 4/23/2012 7:50 PM, Sandra Brandon wrote:
> This link is for a map: "PITTSBURGH PA. AND VICINITY STREET AND INTERURBAN
> RAILWAY TRACKAGE 1859-1959, Published by Pittsburgh Electric Railway Club,
> Inc., based on various maps of 1869 to 1955, and researched by PERC members.
> Compiled and drawn by M. F. McGrew". It shows the Washington and Charleroi
> Interurban tracks marked between Overbrook and Castle Shannon.
> This is a good article that includes information about the Charleroi
> interurban line and lots of links.
> After reading this and looking at the map it would seem that you could go
> from Pittsburgh to Charleroi, and this line, after leaving Castle Shannon,
> followed down through Library, Pa. I would look along this path for a
> place called Groves station. I think you might look at Castle Shannon.
> There is a place called Linden Grove in Castle Shannon at Grove Road. This
> excerpt from a Wiki entry; " Linden Grove was once a nationally designated
> historic place located at 1100 Grove Road in Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania,
> but the original building (circa 1872) was torn down and it was delisted on
> January 20, 2000. The current building there is a more recent
> construction called "The Linden Grove Nightclub". The original "Linden Grove
> was built as an attraction to German picnickers, as were several other
> groves patronized by various ethnic groups. Wagons with benches met
> picnickers at the train station and took them to whichever grove catered to
> their nationality". Since it mentions that there were several of these
> picnic groves the name Groves Station might be appropriate. Also there is
> an Elm street a block away from Grove here although I do NOT see Oak on the
> 1896 map or a current Goggled map even though the streets don't look like
> they have changed a great deal.
> This link is for Historic Pittsburgh map of Castle Shannon and there is a
> Grove Sta. marked on the tracks. If you can't get the whole URL just go to
> Historic Pittsburgh and choose maps and then Castle Shannon for the search
> term and choose the 1896 plate #5. This is a street map and very detailed.
> This is another earlier map 1876 plate #44 that does not show Oak either.
> Lots of other tree streets, maybe it is a misprint? I used Elm as the
> search term.
> I also found these two on the Charleroi interurban:
> This part of the article has a map of the line and the stops, one of them
> being GROVE. From the location I am guessing it is the one located on the
> map above. This is not a detailed street map so it might help to look at
> the one from Historic Pittsburgh.
> Maybe Helen can help with cemeteries in this area.
> Hope this helps,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:]
> On Behalf Of C. James Strutz
> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 9:30 AM
> Subject: [ALL] Cemetery question
> Hi all,
> An obit from 1918 lists the family residence as "Oak and Elm sts., near the
> company store. Via Charleroi and Washington car to Groves station".
> Interment was to take place at the United Cemetery, presumably nearby. Does
> anyone know where this was and what the cemetery is today?
> Jim Strutz
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