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

Industrial Erie

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 13, 2018
1. Industrial Erie Marker
Inscription.  The post Civil War Industrial Revolution propelled Erie toward a manufacturing economy. Watson Manufacturing (now GAF) built a facility at the site of the defunct Erie Extension Canal operations. The city developed the adjacent land into a modern water delivery system and a municipal park. Erie promoted the ready availability of water as an inducement to industrial development. The red brick building complex remains as a monument to this once grand operation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 42° 7.843′ N, 80° 5.882′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Bayfront Promenade west of Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 Bayfront Promenade, Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Public Pier is Dedicated to (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presque Isle and the Bay (about 300 feet away); Bayfront Metamorphosis (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st Century Erie
Industrial Erie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 13, 2018
2. Industrial Erie Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Erie Extension Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cascade Street Docks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cascade Creek (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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