Air Products, founded in 1940, revolutionized the supply of industrial gases on the novel concept of building a plant next to a steel mill and piping oxygen directly to the customer. That transformative idea was reflected in the "A" of Air Products' original logo, drawn from the alchemist's symbol for air—one of alchemy's classical elements of earth, air, fire and water. Alchemy, an ancient form of chemistry and metallurgy, was about discovering methods for changing base metals into gold, in essence, transforming a substance of little value into one of great worth. SteelStacks has done the same in transforming an historic steel mill into a magical space for the celebration of the arts, culture and community.
Location. 40° 36.857′ N, 75° 22.056′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Founders Way, on the left when traveling west on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem PA 18015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moving Materials (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iron and Steel: A History
Also see . . .
1. What is SteelStacks?. (Submitted on December 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Air Products Company History. (Submitted on December 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.