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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oil House Foundation

 
 
Oil House Foundation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Oil House Foundation Marker
On the right side of the marker is a plan of the oil house, c. 1870.
Inscription. The brick border on the plaza area in front of you marks the location of the underground foundation and cellar of an oil house built about 1870.

This oil house is the earliest known oil storage and distribution facility at the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western's Scranton yard. In 1912, when a new oil house was constructed, this building was converted to store the railroad yard's waste oil.
 
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 24.476′ N, 75° 40.307′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Mechanic Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located near the entrance to Steamtown National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steamtown (a few steps from this marker); Oil House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Oil House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tank Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Central #790 (within shouting
Oil House and Foundation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Oil House and Foundation Marker
distance of this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Office (within shouting distance of this marker); CNJ #5 Steam Derrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific #4012 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .  Steamtown National Historic Site. National Park Service home for the park. (Submitted on June 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Foundation Trace image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
3. The Foundation Trace
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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