Works Cited


Bradsby, H. C. History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania: With Biographical Selections. Chicago: S.B. Nelson, 1893.

Brassco, James. History of Pittston (c.1995). Unpublished Manuscript, Pittston Memorial Library, Pittston, PA.



Cinema Treasures. “American Theater.” Accessed July 24, 2016.

First Baptist Church of Pittston. “Bring Them In. First Baptist Pittston PA Style. Picnic and Tip Slides.” Youtube Video, 4:39. Posted June 26, 2016.

First Baptist Church of Pittston. “History: Then, Now & Forever.” Accessed July 13, 2016.!about_us/c55t


Oral Histories & Other Primary Sources

Corcoran, Blair. Oral History Interview with Mary Theresa Policare, February 21st, 2015. Collection of Greater Pittston Historical Society.

Fire Insurance Maps of Pittston, PA (1891-1950). New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., 1891-1950. Collections of the Greater Pittston Historical Society.

Pittston City Directory. Carbondale, Honesdale & Co., 1875.

Pittston City Directory. Boston: R. L. Polk & Co., 1915.


Newspaper Articles 

“2 Burglaries Reported in Center City.” Pittston Gazette, November 18, 1940.“Additions At St. John’s School To Be Blessed.” Catholic Light, November 2, 1961.

Advertisement for Angie’s Beauty Shop. (February 1, 1936). Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Evening News.

Advertisement for Alpaugh & Barnes (March 29, 1929). In Pittston Gazette.

Advertisement for G.F. Sharkey’s Hat Store. (December 21, 1876). In The Luzerne Leader.

“Allan Smiles Rites Will Be Held Saturday.” Pittston Gazette, September 30, 1960.

“Alpaugh & Barnes Now Established in New Storeroom.” Pittston Gazette, February 12, 1932.

“Al Smiles is Noting 48 Years in Sporting Goods.” Pittston Gazette, February 1, 1958.

“An Important Message and a Word of Thanks from Harry L. Haltzel.” Pittston Gazette, April 2, 1923.

“Appropriations Ordinance Ready for the Councils.” Pittston Gazette, January 31, 1911.

“Baptist Church Notes.” Pittston Gazette, November 30, 1961.

“Beauty Shop Opens.” Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News, February 7, 1936.

“Beloved Women at Rest.” Pittston Gazette, March 4, 1921.

“Bishop Establishes New Seton Catholic High School Involving 24-Parish Jointure in Greater Pittston Area.” Catholic Light, July 1, 1976.

“Bishop to Bless Renovated Church.” Catholic Light, December 9, 1982.

“Burglars Broke into Corcoran, O’Brien, & Tighe.” Pittston Gazette, February 15, 1895.

“Bygone Days in Pittston.” Pittston Gazette, June 29th, 1932.

“Cats Paw Rubber Heels.” Pittston Gazette. October 5, 1956.

“Centennial of St. John’s Parish, Pittston, Recalls Earliest Days of Scranton Diocese.” Catholic Light, October 7, 1954.

“Children’s Day Service Sunday.” Pittston Gazette, November 30, 1961.

“City Hall Site.” Pittston Gazette, July 28, 1899.

“Contract Given to Paint City Hall.” Pittston Gazette, August 11, 1906.

Cosgrove, Richard. “St. John the Evangelist Church: The Jewel of the Diocese.” Times Leader, April 28, 2002.

“Defendants Offer Testimony in Suit Over Name ‘The Hub.’” Pittston Gazette, August 18, 1920.

“Do You Know Your History of Pittston?” Times Leader, March 4, 2014.

“Do You Need Money?” Pittston Gazette, August 1, 1935.

“Dr. Donald McDonald and Eleanor Brown were Married Today.” Pittston Gazette, January 9, 1932.

“Firemen Called to Al Smiles Store Damage is Slight.” Pittston Gazette, September 23, 1959.

“Frank J. Craig Died Last Night from Injuries.” Pittston Gazette, September 26, 1924.

“Grand Opening.” Pittston Gazette, September 14th, 1941.

“Guiseppe Butera Died on Sunday Rites Wednesday.” Pittston Gazette, September 22, 1958.

“Historical Sketch of Baptist Church Organized in 1776.” Pittston Gazette, May 11, 1927.

“Italian Consul Will Speak Here Monday Morning.” Pittston Gazette, May 28, 1915.

“Kane Pharmacy is the Leading Cut Rate Drug Store of Pittston.” Pittston Gazette, November 7, 1914.

“Kelly & Mullin.” Pittston Gazette, October 13, 1927.

“Latest News of the Sporting World” Pittston Gazette. March 6, 1911. Web.

“Legal Notices. Bankrupt Sale.” Pittston Gazette, April 29, 1905.

“Liquor Thief is in the Toils.” Pittston Gazettte, May 12, 1909.

“Little Locals.” The Luzerne Leader, November 16, 1876.

“Local Gleanings.” Evening Gazette, January 13, 1888.

“Local Gleanings” Pittston Gazette. February 10, 1906.

“Local Gleanings” Pittston Gazette. Mar. 7, 1906.

“Local Gleanings.” Pittston Gazette, May 18, 1894.

“Local Gleanings: Town Talk and Events in and about the Borough.” Pittston Gazette, May 27, 1892.

Majestic Lunch.” Pittston Gazette, July 31, 1945.

McCarthy, Charles A. “History of Parochial School Education in Pittston City.” Sunday Dispatch, March 8, 1959.

McCarthy, Charles A. “History of Parochial School Education in Pittston City: Chapter II.” Sunday Dispatch, March 15, 1959.

McCarthy, Charles A. “History of Parochial School Education in Pittston City: Chapter III.” Sunday Dispatch, March 22, 1959.

McCarthy, Charles A. “History of Parochial School Education in Pittston City: Chapter VII.” Sunday Dispatch, April 19, 1959.

“Meeting Was Held by the Committee.” Pittston Gazette, Jun. 30, 1908.

“Merry Christmas.” Pittston Gazette, December 21, 1961.

“Microlite Sole Vincent Shoe Repair.” Pittston Gazette, September 19, 1957.

“Mission Plea is Made of Baptists At Sessions Here.” Times Leader, The Evening News, October, 28, 1939.

“New Jewelry Store.” Pittston Gazette, October 15, 1903.

“New Marquee at American Theater.” Pittston Gazette, August 30, 1939.

“Newly Renovated.” Pittston Gazette, August 17, 1961.

“Now Open For Business.” Pittston Gazette, February 15, 1958.

“Obituary: Mrs. Frank Pedrick.” Pittston Gazette, December 13, 1909.

“Obituary: Mrs. Thomas Craig.” Pittston Gazette, April 12, 1909.

“Obituary: Thomas Craig.” Pittston Gazette, January 9, 1909.

“Officers of New Liberty National Bank.” Pittston Gazette, July 23, 1920.

“Opens Dental Office.” Pittston Gazette, October 14, 1930

“Phone Rinaldi’s Markets for the Best Meats on the Market.” Pittston Gazette. November 25, 1924.

Pearl’s Pizza. February 15, 1958. “Now Open for Business: Pearl’s Pizzeria Restaurant.” Pittston Gazette.

“Peeking Into the Past.” The Sunday Dispatch, June 27, 2015.

“Pittston’s Leading Clothing Store.” Pittston Gazette, April 29, 1904.

“Pittston’s Leading Clothing Store.” Pittston Gazette, July 1st, 1904.

“Police Department Goes on 6 Day Week.” Wilkes-Barre Record, February 13, 1936.

“Present a Neat Appearance for Easter.” Pittston Gazette, April 14, 1927.

“Prosperous Year Reported in First Baptist Church.” Pittston Gazette, January 22, 1927.

“Public Confidence.” Pittston Gazette, October 13, 1927.

“Radio-Phone System City Police Department.” Pittston Gazette, April 16, 1956.

“Refrigerators.” Pittston Gazette, June 10, 1909.

“Rev. Herbert Taylor Submits Resignation First Baptist Church.” Pittston Gazette, May 27, 1957.

“Rinaldi’s Turkey Headquarters.” Pittston Gazette, December 21, 1926.

“Sare, Well-Known Tailor Moved To American Theater.” Pittston Gazette, August 7, 1924.

“Seen and Heard: Local Observations and Topics Discussed on the Streets.” Pittston Gazette, January 27, 1893.

“Seiberling Thin Rubber Lifts for Ladies.” Pittston Gazette, October 4, 1957.

“Slayer of His Brother Surrendered to the Police.” Pittston Gazette, Aug. 29, 1910.

“Special Bargains in Ladies’ Gold Rings.” Pittston Gazette, December 8, 1904.

“Started in 1895.” Pittston Gazette, March 30, 1927.

“St. John’s Church, Pittston, Marks Centennial.” Catholic Light, September 7, 1989.

“St. John’s, Pittston, to Observe 125th Anniversary.” Catholic Light, April 17, 1980.

“St. John’s Students to Attend Mass of Thanksgiving Tuesday.” Sunday Dispatch, February 22, 1960.

“St. John the Evangelist Set for 150th Anniversary.” Catholic Light, October 2004.

“Straw Hats Cleaned and Blocked.” Pittston Gazette, May 31, 1951.

“Students of 24 Greater Pittston Parishes Will Be Served By Seton Central Catholic High School.” Sunday Dispatch, June 27, 1976.

“The Jewel of the Diocese.” Pittston Gazette, April 21, 1893.

“The Pipes’ Will Play Again At St. John’s, Pittston.” Catholic Light, October 29, 1970.

“The Thing for Easter.” Pittston Gazette, March 21st, 1921.

“Tighe-Burke Nuptials.” Pittston Gazette, January 26, 1900.

“Toilet and Manicure Sets.” Pittston Gazette, December 23, 1907.

“Tomorrow – the entire stock of the Prince store at Pittston Sells as Low as 50%!” Pittston Gazette, February 17, 1927.

“Twenty Years Ago.” Pittston Gazette, April 6, 1955.

“Victor Talking Machines.” Pittston Gazette. November 25, 1904

“Watch and Jewelry Repairing Done in Short Notice.” Pittston Gazette, December 13, 1904.

“When the Guests are All Seated.” Pittston Gazette, March 21, 1924.

“Well Known Man Has Passed Away” Pittston Gazette. April 24, 1907. Web.

“Workers in Greater Pittston’s Garment Industry” (Historical Marker) Pittston: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2006.

“Young Women.” Pittston Gazette, September 30th, 1927.

“Youth Who Robbed Allan Smiles’ Store Sent to Reformatory.” Pittston Gazette, January 19, 1929.

“YMCA Athletic Contest.” Pittston Gazette, March 28, 1906.

“Y’s Merchant League.” Pittston Gazette. November 21, 1954.

“Zeller Co. Opening Thursday.” Pittston Gazette, July 11, 1956.