Kier Refinery

Kier Refinery (HMT4P)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Allegheny County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 26.475', W 79° 59.62'

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Using a five-barrel still, Samuel M. Kier erected on this site about 1854 the first commercial refinery to produce illuminating oil from petroleum. He used crude oil from salt wells at Tarentum.
HM NumberHMT4P
Year Placed1959
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker Condition
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:19pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] SHANE MCGRAW  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 585345 N 4477219
Decimal Degrees40.44125000, -79.99366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.475', W 79° 59.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 28.50" N, 79° 59' 37.20" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15219, US
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I Saw The Marker

This isn't exactly a Pittsburgh secret, but I'd likely never have heard about it if I'd not passed it on a casual walk.

Aug 25, 2017 at 1:56pm PDT by anodyne33

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