Star Junction, Pennsylvania
|Elevation||981 ft (299 m)|
|Population||616 (2010 census)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-5)|
Star Junction Historic District
|Location||Roughly the jct. of PA 51 and PA 4036, including Post Office Rd., Church St., PA 532, and Old Ridge Rd., Perry Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania|
|Architect||Washington Coal and Coke|
|Architectural style||company built miner's duplex|
|Governing body||U.S. POSTAL SERVICE|
|MPS||Bituminous Coal and Coke Resources of Pennsylvania MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||
|Added to NRHP||October 24, 1997|
It was founded in 1893, when the Washington No. 2 Mine was opened by the Washington Coal and Coke Company. It received its name because it was once the home of a railroad depot, the end of the line for the Washington Run Railroad. Star Junction was once a coal mining center, with beehive ovens for coke manufacture and a foundry. It was the site of labor unrest, including the walkout of 4,500 miners in 1922. Although the company store and mines are long gone, the "patch" (the groups of company houses) still remain and house many residents. This area was added to the "Determined Eligible List" of the Bureau of Historic Preservation, as an example of a typical coal town, and has been added to the NRHP.
Star Junction is served by the Frazier School District.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "Star Junction". Retrieved 2008-06-18.
- "Idle Miners Stone Maintenance Men". New York Times. 1922-05-20. Retrieved 2008-06-28.
- "Coal Patch Towns". Retrieved 2008-06-28.
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