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

John Fritz

(1822-1913)

 
 
John Fritz Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
1. John Fritz Marker
Inscription. The famed mechanical engineer was superintendent of Johnstown's Cambria Iron Works, 1854-60, & Bethlehem Iron Company, 1860-92. Pioneered in production of rails and armor plate. A Lehigh trustee, he endowed the engineering laboratory here.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 36.496′ N, 75° 22.594′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on East Packer Avenue 0.2 miles east of Brodhead Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 412), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Fritz Engineering Laboratory on the Lehigh University campus. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem PA 18015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catherine Drinker Bowen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eugene Gifford Grace (approx. mile away); Samuel Wetherill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry Noll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethlehem Steel Plant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edwin L. Drake (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike (approx. half a mile away); Robert H. Sayre (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
Wide view of the John Fritz Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
2. Wide view of the John Fritz Marker

1. Lehigh University > Distinguished Alumni > Fritz, John. (Submitted on December 23, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Bethlehem Iron Engineer Fritz Was Industrial Pioneer - Morning Call. (Submitted on December 23, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. The Pennsylvania Center for the Book - Fritz Engineering Laboratory. With the addition of the John Fritz Engineering Laboratory, students could obtain even better training. Fritz Lab has proven valuable not only to the Lehigh community, but also to American culture. (Submitted on December 23, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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The Fritz Engineering Laboratory (1910 & 1955) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 7, 2014
3. The Fritz Engineering Laboratory (1910 & 1955)
The seven-story 1955 addition towers over the original Lab seen to the left.
 
 
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