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Marcus Hook in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Viscose Co.

 
 
American Viscose Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. American Viscose Co. Marker
Inscription.  The first company in North America to successfully manufacture an artificial fiber (rayon). Plant employees, many of whom were women, lived in Viscose Village, a planned community built in 1912-1915 designed by Ballinger & Perrot of Phila. in the English Domestic Revival style. The Marcus Hook plant contributed significantly to the country's defense in both World Wars--supplying fiber for many military applications.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 39° 49.302′ N, 75° 24.727′ W. Marker is in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on East 10th Street (US 13). The marker is in the Robert E. Haebel Plaza, Borough of Marcus Hook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marcus Hook PA 19061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Factory and the Village (a few steps from this marker); Marcus Hook World War I Memorial
American Viscose Co. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. American Viscose Co.
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Marcus Hook World War II Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away); James B. ‘Mickey’ Vernon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marcus Hook (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Soldier and Sailor Walk Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Mary Gillis Troost (approx. half a mile away); Marcus Hook First Ward Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marcus Hook.
 
American Viscose Co. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
3. American Viscose Co.
Robert E, Haebel Plaza across the street from the factory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
4. Robert E, Haebel Plaza across the street from the factory
Marcus Hook PA 1956 Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
5. Marcus Hook PA 1956 Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all residents of the 4th Ward who served their country in World War II and the Korean Conflict and especially to those who made the supreme sacrifice so that government of the people by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on March 7, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022