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

Phoenix Iron & Steel Company

 
 
Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Historical Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Historical Landmark Marker
Inscription.  
ASM International
The Materials Information Society
has designated
Phoenix Iron & Steel Company
A Historic Landmark

“Established in 1783, from a modified grist mill, the Phoenix Iron & Steel Works was the site of many metalworking firsts in America including rolling of iron nails, structural shapes and beams as well as invention and production of the spiral wrapped wrought iron Griffen gun and the hollow wrought iron Phoenix column.”

 
Erected 2006 by ASM International (formerly American Society for Metals).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceLandmarksMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the ASM International Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 40° 8.095′ N, 75° 31.017′ W. Marker is in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on
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the plaza along the east facade of the Schuylkill Valley Heritage Center, adjacent to the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 N Main Street, Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Symbols of Steel Sculpture Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Phoenix Iron Company (within shouting distance of this marker); 1871 Phoenix Column Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundry Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Phoenixville War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Phoenixville Vietnam War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); American Legion Post 482 War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Griffen Cannon and Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoenixville.
 
Also see . . .  Phoenix Iron Works. (Submitted on October 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Historical Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Historical Landmark Marker
Looking southeast. Foundry building restoration marker in brick plaza.
Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Foundry Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Foundry Building
Now the Schuylkill Valley Heritage Center.
Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Foundry Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
4. Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Foundry Building
Now the Schuylkill Valley Heritage Center.
Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Foundry Restoration Sponsors image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
5. Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. Foundry Restoration Sponsors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,423 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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