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Birthplace of U.S. Copper Industry

 
 
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By Diane Zogalis, circa 1995
1. Birthplace of U.S. Copper Industry Marker
Inscription. In this building in 1801 Paul Revere-famed " Midnight Rider" Patriot and silversmith- founded an industry as well as a business.

Here he rolled copper successfully for the first time in America. Thus beginning one of the most vital industries in this country.

The business he established here under the Revere family name grown into the nation's largest and oldest independent copper fabricator.

Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated
 
Erected 1951 by Canton Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 9.354′ N, 71° 9.018′ W. Marker is in Canton, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker can be reached from Revere Street. Click for map. The marker is in the for Plymouth Rubber complex. The land has been sold and the new owners are trying to tear down the factory to build condos. The marker is on the oldest building on the property but security guards will not allow access. Marker is in this post office area: Canton MA 02021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canton Viaduct (approx. mile away); Ponkapoag Plantation (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Meeting House Common (approx. 5.4 miles
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By Bryan Simmons, August 17, 2011
2. Birthplace of U.S. Copper Industry Marker
Marker can be seen above doorway on brick building
away); 54th Infantry - 55th Infantry - 5th Cavalry (approx. 5.5 miles away); Fairbanks House (approx. 6.1 miles away); Dedham (approx. 6.5 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); Borderland (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & Patriotism
 
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By Bryan Simmons, August 17, 2011
3. Birthplace of U.S. Copper Industry Marker
The lone remaining wooden building on the property is a barn built by Paul Revere's Son
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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