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Pittsburgh Grease Plant

 
 
Pittsburgh Grease Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Pittsburgh Grease Plant Marker
Inscription.  Long a major producer of lubricating grease for industry, transportation, and the military. In WW II, supplied 5,000,000 pounds of “Eisenhower grease,” vital to the war effort. Founded here in 1885, by Grant McCargo. After 1929, part of Standard Oil (NJ); operated until 1999.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 27.761′ N, 79° 58.144′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Smallman Street 0.1 miles east of 33rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Located in front of General Tire Service in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of the Aluminum Industry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pat the Avenger Returns Fire
Pittsburgh Grease Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Pittsburgh Grease Plant Marker
Looking west on Smallman Street
(about 600 feet away); Charles Martin Hall (about 600 feet away); Pittsburgh Brewing Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen C. Foster (approx. 0.3 miles away); Safe Haven Denied at Allegheny Arsenal (approx. half a mile away); Johnny Unitas (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Pittsburgh Grease Plant - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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