“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Allegheny Arsenal

Allegheny Arsenal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Allegheny Arsenal Marker
Inscription. Designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe and constructed in 1814. The Arsenal was used as a military garrison, in the manufacture and storing of supplies during the Civil War, Indian Wars, and Spanish American War.
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 28.026′ N, 79° 57.628′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on 40th Street 0.2 miles south of Butler Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near Arsenal Park behind Arsenal Middle School in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnny Unitas (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Safe Haven Denied at Allegheny Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shannopin Town (approx. mile away); Stephen C. Foster (approx. mile away); St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pat the Avenger Returns Fire (approx. half a mile away); Pittsburgh Brewing Company (approx. half a mile away); Allegheny Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
Also see . . .
Allegheny Arsenal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Allegheny Arsenal Marker
Arsenal Park in background
 Allegheny Arsenal Monument. This monument was erected in 1928 to honor the memory of 43 young women buried here, some of the approximately 78 young workers killed at the nearby Allegheny Arsenal by an explosion. The accident of Sept 17, 1862 was the worst industrial accident associated with the Civil War. (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
Categories. MilitaryWar, French and IndianWar, US Civil
The Duquesne Greys in front of the Allegheny Arsenal Photo, Click for full size
By Unknown, circa 1870
3. The Duquesne Greys in front of the Allegheny Arsenal
The Duquesne Greys,18th Infantry, Capt. J. B Moore commanding, in formation at Allegheny Arsenal on Butler Street in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,294 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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