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

Bayfront Metamorphosis

 
 
Bayfront Metamorphosis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
1. Bayfront Metamorphosis Marker
Inscription.  By the 1980's Erie's maritime economy had essentially disappeared. The docks had fallen into disuse, commercial fishing was in decline and the grain elevator was crumbling. Unused railroad tracks, which had once fed the insatiable appetites of ships, stretched along the Bayfront. As a final indignity, the entire area had become essentially a dump, with discarded appliances, tires and refuse lining the bluffs, visionary planners proposed the parkway that now carries traffic along the front, arguing that Erie's waterfront had the potential to be the most beautiful part of town. The parkway provided the opportunity for Erie's citizens to once again have access to and promote their rich maritime heritage and spark the development of the entire waterfront district.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 7.771′ N, 80° 6.082′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Bayfront Promenade east of Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west.
Bayfront Metamorphosis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
2. Bayfront Metamorphosis Marker
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. 21st Century Erie (within shouting distance of this marker); Presque Isle and the Bay (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cascade Street Docks (about 700 feet away); Industrial Erie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cascade Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Vernon Gridley (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lawrence and Niagara (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ariel, Porcupine, Scorpion and Tigress (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 87 times since then and 17 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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