(1880-1924)On this site once known as North Wharton, P.H. Costello and P.C. Costello of Oneida, New York, built what was then the worlds largest tannery. By December 1881 the tannery consumed 32,000 cord of bark annually for a yearly output of 6,000,000 of sole leather. With 275 employees, it had a monthly payroll of $10,000.00. By the time the tannery was completed, North Wharton had become known as Costello.
|Placed By||The E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 745323 N 4608846|
|Decimal Degrees||41.59365000, -78.05660000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 35.619', W 78° 3.396'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 35' 37.14" N, 78° 3' 23.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1809-1849 Costello Rd, Austin PA 16720, US|
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