As you could guess, images of South Elkins before 1930 are very hard to find. A few books have been helpful, as have Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Here are a few vital parts that have come together.
Railroad Avenue Industries
This complex has had a number of name over the years. Elkins Brewing, Elkins Cold Storage, Elkins Provision. On the 1923 Sanborn map above it is noted as the Elkins Produce and Storage Company. The 1925 WM Shippers Guide notes the customer as the Elkins Provision Storage Company. Guess I better check the 1926 phone directory to be certain. The image above is from 1926. I believe the structure stood until the late 1980's as it shows up in the background of images taken near the station.
Note a Darden Supply building just across the tracks to the right of the Elkins Provision Storage complex. The Coal and Coke connetion is in the background.
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