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Standard Chemical Company

 
 
Standard Chemical Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Standard Chemical Company Marker
Inscription.  Founded here by brothers J.J. and Joseph Flannery in 1913, it was the first commercial producer of radium in the US. Radium production was the earliest nuclear industry. Discoverer Marie Curie visited the laboratory in 1921 and was presented with 1 gram of the element for research.
 
Erected 2018 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 40° 26.668′ N, 79° 57.495′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of O'Hara Street and Thackeray Street, on the right when traveling west on O'Hara Street. Located in front of Allen Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maria Sklodowska Curie (a few steps from this marker); V.F.W. (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Pittsburgh
Standard Chemical Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Standard Chemical Company Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Salk Polio Vaccine (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen C. Foster Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fourth Ward Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forbes Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barney Dreyfuss (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Standard Chemical Company Photo Album. (Submitted on December 9, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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