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Charles Martin Hall

(1863-1914)

 
 
Charles Martin Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 11, 2014
1. Charles Martin Hall Marker
Inscription.  Hall's invention of electrolytic manufacture of aluminum was first applied to commercial production in 1888 by the Pittsburgh Reduction Company, which later became Alcoa. This process, developed here, made the commercial use of aluminum possible.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 27.692′ N, 79° 58.242′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Smallman Street and 32nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Smallman Street. Located in front of H.C. Harrington Company in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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); Pittsburgh Grease Plant (about 600 feet away); Pat the Avenger Returns Fire
Charles Martin Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 11, 2014
2. Charles Martin Hall Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittsburgh Brewing Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen C. Foster (approx. 0.4 miles away); Railroad Strike of 1877 (approx. 0.4 miles away); 31st Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Martin Hall. Corrosion Doctors website (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Alcoa. Official Website (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Charles Martin Hall at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. Charles Martin Hall Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on June 24, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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