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Birthplace of the Aluminum Industry

 
 
Birthplace of the Aluminum Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 24, 2014
1. Birthplace of the Aluminum Industry Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the birthplace of the aluminum industry in the United States. On the site of this building the Pittsburgh Reduction Company, now Aluminum Company of America, late in November, 1888, produced the first commercial run of aluminum by the Hall Electrolytic process.
 
Erected 1938 by The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 27.718′ N, 79° 58.194′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3220 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Martin Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pittsburgh Grease Plant (about 300 feet away); Pat the Avenger Returns Fire (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
Birthplace of the Aluminum Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 24, 2014
2. Birthplace of the Aluminum Industry Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Railroad Strike of 1877 (approx. half a mile away); 31st Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Pittsburgh Reduction Company aluminum plants, Niagara Falls.
 
Also see . . .  ALCOA History. (Submitted on December 24, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on December 25, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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