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Ambridge in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Economy

 
 
Old Economy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
1. Old Economy Marker
Inscription. Third and last home, 1825-1905, of the Harmony Society, religious community founded by George Rapp in 1805.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 35.744′ N, 80° 13.937′ W. Marker is in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on Church Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ambridge PA 15003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harmony Society Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Economy Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harmony Society Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Bridge Company (approx. half a mile away); Ohio United Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Passenger Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); Aliquippa Works (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Colonial Residents (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ambridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Old Economy Village. (Submitted on February 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Harmony Society - US Corps of Engineers
Old Economy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
2. Old Economy Marker
. (Submitted on February 15, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Old Economy - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Economy Town Plan - During Peak Years image. Click for full size.
By (see Below), circa 1840
3. Economy Town Plan - During Peak Years
Ambridge Borough, Beaver, PA
Creator(s): Historic American Buildings Survey
Related Names:
Rapp, George
Rapp, Frederick
Harmony Society
Stotz, Charles M.
Hartlep, William , delineator
Taylor, Carlos E. , delineator
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
1938 aerial drawing of Old Economy Village image. Click for full size.
4. 1938 aerial drawing of Old Economy Village
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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