Union City in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2021 by Preservation Erie; Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority; Union City Pride; and Union City Community Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 53.916′ N, 79° 50.716′ W. Marker is in Union City, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 6) just south of Market Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 North Main Street, Union City PA 16438, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union City's Early Historic Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker); Union City Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); French Creek — Power, Destruction and Beauty (within shouting "Union City Seats the World" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drake Well Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old State Line (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fort Le Boeuf (approx. 7.6 miles away); George Washington (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
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1. Union City History. A sawmill and grist mill (which was located on Main Street and Hogan’s Alley) met the needs of the new settlers that would come to help make Union City “The Chair Center of the World” at one time. (Submitted on June 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Industries of Union City. (Miss Lucy Knickerbocker, Union City High School, circa 1900) "The principal industries are the chair factories and the Novelty Wood Works. The Union City Chair Company is the oldest, it having been first established in 1881. From one hundred to one hundred and twenty five men are employed all the time, and about sixteen hundred or two thousand chairs are turned out daily. The Keystone Chair Factory turns out about the same number of chairs daily, and employs about 150 men." (Submitted on June 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.