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

The Cascade Street Docks

 
 
The Cascade Street Docks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
1. The Cascade Street Docks Marker
Inscription.  The three Cascade Street Docks provided the setting for much of the Bayfront development that followed construction of the Bayfront Parkway. Without them, there would not have been enough area to create the complex of modern activities that have anchored Erie's waterfront renaissance. The docks were originally developed after the Civil War when William Scott moved west from the Sassafras Street Docks to increase Erie's coal/iron ore loading capacity. Erie Bayfront Roadways were extended west and Cascade Street was created to link the new docks with the city. Interestingly, the designers of the three piers oriented the middle pier at an angle to its companions so that it faced true north.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 7.705′ N, 80° 6.216′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Bayfront Promenade east of Poplar 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
The Cascade Street Docks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
2. The Cascade Street Docks Marker
of this marker. 21st Century Erie (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bayfront Metamorphosis (about 700 feet away); Cascade Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presque Isle and the Bay (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lawrence and Niagara (approx. 0.3 miles away); Industrial Erie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Vernon Gridley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Perry's Shipyards (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 97 times since then and 30 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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