“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Jones & Laughlin Steel Company


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By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2021
1. Jones & Laughlin Steel Company Marker
Inscription.  For over 140 years, the Jones & Laughlin Company (J&L) defined Pittsburgh. Its huge blast furnaces, open-hearth facilities, and neon J&L sign were landmarks for many Pittsburghers. The plant was located on this stretch of land and on a tract directly across the river. J&L expanded from a small iron puddling furnace in 1853 into a fully integrated mill by the twentieth century. Over the years, J&L produced iron and steel products that changed as a reflection of the needs of the times: nails, rails, automobile and machine parts, alloy plate for aircraft and tank armor, and artillery shells.

In 1968, J&L was purchased by the LTV Corporation. The mill continued to be a large presence in the region until its demise in 1984. The coke plant, however, continued to operate under the LTV banner until 1998.
Erected by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. Marker has been damaged. 40° 25.79′ N, 79° 57.955′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh

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By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2021
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, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Three Rivers Heritage Trail 0.3 miles west of Hot Metal Bridge, on the right when traveling west. Not accessible by motorized vehicle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Hub of Activity (a few steps from this marker); Shaping Steel (within shouting distance of this marker); Making Steel The J&L Way (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cast Iron Columns (about 500 feet away); Rivers of Steel (about 600 feet away); Open Hearth Steel (about 700 feet away); The MonCon Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Materials Handling (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jun. 20, 2021