|The Pittsburg Buffalo Company had their corporate offices in the Frick Building on Grant Avenue in Pittsburg. At the turn of the century the town fathers thought they should drop the "H" in Pittsburgh. That's why the company name name seems misspelled. The PBCo. was formed at that time and naturally they used that spelling on all their properties, advertising, letterheads, etc. The residents of the city were furious and after a time the "H" was restored to Pittsburgh.
Following text from "The Jones Interests" 1905
The general offices of the company, on the fourth floor of the Frick building, have been enlarged and refurbished and are well worth a visit from anyone interested in the wares of this company. Friends from out of the city as well as those nearer home are always gladly received and made heartily welcome.
General sales offices under the care of capable managers have been established in a number of the large cities. The General Sales Agent, Mr. Joseph L. Good is at present giving his personal attention to the Buffalo district with offices at the Prudential building, Buffalo NY. The Cleveland district trade is handled by the Pittsburg & Buffalo Company with offices in the New England building, Cleveland O. The Youngstown office is located at No 632 Mahoning Avenue in that city. The trade in the west is being well looked after by Mr. George F. Goetz in the Old Colony building, Chicago.
Retail yards have been established at Twenty Ninth Street and Liberty Avenue, Pittsburg; Mr. John J. Ivill, Manager; Island Avenue and Randolph Street, Allegheny; Mr. William G. Lee, Manager; Grant and South Avenues, Allegheny; Mr. William G. Lee, Manager; 632 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown O.; Mr. R. H. D. Willis, Manager. Cleveland and Pittsburg Coal Co. Euclid Avenue, Cleveland O. Mr. P. P. Quayle, Vice President and C. W. Hartley, Assistant Treasurer.
John H. Jones in the President and Treasurer's office in the Frick Building.
Retail Coal Yard #3 at Island Avenue and Randolph Street, Pittsburgh, PA.
This postcard was used for placing coal orders. The company address is on the reverse. I guess they lost a sale with this one!