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Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bethlehem Steel Plant

 
 
Bethlehem Steel Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
1. Bethlehem Steel Plant Marker
Inscription. Headquartered here, it was one of the most important iron and steel manufacturers in the nation. In 1863, Bethlehem Iron Co. began producing railroad rails. Steel manufacturing began in 1873 with armor plate and guns forged for the US Navy. The plant was a major defense manufacturer for the Allied Forces during both World Wars. Structural steel produced here was used to build many iconic skyscrapers and long-span bridges. The plant closed in 1995.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 36.736′ N, 75° 22.318′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Fillmore Street and East 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 412), on the right when traveling north on Fillmore Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Noll (within shouting distance of this marker); 1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Wetherill (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Fritz (approx. 0.4
Bethlehem Steel Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, February 15, 2015
2. Bethlehem Steel Plant Marker
miles away); Eugene Gifford Grace (approx. half a mile away); Catherine Drinker Bowen (approx. half a mile away); Hilda Doolittle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crown Inn (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Regarding Bethlehem Steel Plant.
 
Also see . . .  Bethlehem Steel: Forging America. Once, the gargantuan Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces breathed fire that sweating steelworkers had to feed before they could feed their families. (Submitted on December 13, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Wide view of the Bethlehem Steel Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
3. Wide view of the Bethlehem Steel Plant Marker
The remaining blast furnaces of the Bethlehem Steel Plant image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
4. The remaining blast furnaces of the Bethlehem Steel Plant
Today the dormant furnaces are the background for the Steelstacks entertainment district.
The main entrance of the now-closed Bethlehem Steel Plant image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
5. The main entrance of the now-closed Bethlehem Steel Plant
Bessemer Steel Building (1872) ruins at Bethlehem Steel Plant image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
6. Bessemer Steel Building (1872) ruins at Bethlehem Steel Plant
Bethlehem Steel Plant image. Click for full size.
By Richard Rummel, circa 1908
7. Bethlehem Steel Plant
Postcard shows a photographic reproduction of a drawing of the Bethlehem Steel factory, near the river and railroad tracks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   7. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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