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Titusville Iron Company, 1860

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2017
1. Titusville Iron Company, 1860 Marker
Inscription. The first machine shop and foundry built to serve the oil industry was located "a year and a mile from Drake Well." In 1889, new owners organized it as the Titusville Iron Company, Limited, under executive officers John Fertig and James Curtis McKinney. In 1915, the corporation became the Titusville Iron Works Company and manufactured ship engine parts during WWI. Additional mergers and other owners gradually replaced oil field machinery and steam boiler production with defense-related equipment for WWII, when the plant employed 3,000 people, many of them women.

Over time, the industrial complex grew to encompass a giant square of Titusville. Struthers Wells Corporation closed most of the Titusville Iron Works in 1963 and subdivided the facility. Since then, Day's Home Furnishings, Grand Valley Manufacturing Company, Buffalo Structural Steel Corporation, and Charter Plastics, Inc. have occupied parts of the enormous Iron Company buildings.

Construction and interior views show the large scale of Iron Works buildings and the manufacture of boilers.

Damage from the great 1892 flood and fire hastened brick construction to replace wooden buildings.
 
Erected by City of Titusville, Oil Region Alliance.
 
Location. 41° 37.462′ 
Titusville Iron Company, 1860 Site & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2017
2. Titusville Iron Company, 1860 Site & Marker
Now Buffalo Structural Steel.
N, 79° 40.622′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Perry Street and West Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling south on South Perry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 West Mechanic Street, Titusville PA 16354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Western NY and PA Railway Freight Station, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Titusville Trust Company, 1919 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Titusville Oil Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oil Creek (approx. mile away); St. Titus Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roberts Torpedo (approx. half a mile away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. half a mile away); John A. Mather (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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