Titusville Iron Company, 1860

Titusville Iron Company, 1860 (HM21B1)

Location: Titusville, PA 16354 Crawford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 37.462', W 79° 40.622'

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The first machine shop and foundry built to serve the oil industry was located "a year and a mile from Drake Well." In 1889, new owners organized it as the Titusville Iron Company, Limited, under executive officers John Fertig and James Curtis McKinney. In 1915, the corporation became the Titusville Iron Works Company and manufactured ship engine parts during WWI. Additional mergers and other owners gradually replaced oil field machinery and steam boiler production with defense-related equipment for WWII, when the plant employed 3,000 people, many of them women. Over time, the industrial complex grew to encompass a giant square of Titusville. Struthers Wells Corporation closed most of the Titusville Iron Works in 1963 and subdivided the facility. Since then, Day's Home Furnishings, Grand Valley Manufacturing Company, Buffalo Structural Steel Corporation, and Charter Plastics, Inc. have occupied parts of the enormous Iron Company buildings. Construction and interior views show the large scale of Iron Works buildings and the manufacture of boilers. Damage from the great 1892 flood and fire hastened brick construction to replace wooden buildings.
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HM NumberHM21B1
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Placed ByCity of Titusville, Oil Region Alliance
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Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 610208 N 4608916
Decimal Degrees41.62436667, -79.67703333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.462', W 79° 40.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 27.72" N, 79° 40' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-405 S Perry St, Titusville PA 16354, US
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