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Bellefonte in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Match Factory

 
 
Pennsylvania Match Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Pennsylvania Match Factory Marker
Inscription. One of the nation's leading producers of wooden matches during the first half of the 20th century; founded 1899 by Bellefonte entrepreneurs. The factory buildings opened in 1900, using the vast resources of the surrounding lumber region. By World War II, the company had merged into the Universal Match Corp., and the workforce had grown to 400. The factory closed in 1947 due to competition from book matches and cigarette lighters.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.468′ N, 77° 46.923′ W. Marker is in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Willowbank Street (State Highway 550) and Phoenix Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Willowbank Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellefonte PA 16823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bellefonte (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lucinda Hall (approx. mile away); Bellefonte Governors Memorial (approx. mile away); The Mills Brothers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Anna Wagner Keichline
Pennsylvania Match Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Pennsylvania Match Factory Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew G. Curtin (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bellefonte (approx. 0.4 miles away); Centre County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bellefonte.
 
Also see . . .  The Match Factory. From a virtual tour of Bellefonte. (Submitted on June 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Renovated Portions of the Match Factory Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
3. Renovated Portions of the Match Factory Today
The Match Factory image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
4. The Match Factory
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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