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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trenton Iron Works 1847-1867

 
 
Trenton Iron Works 1847-1867 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. Trenton Iron Works 1847-1867 Marker
Inscription. An important part of Trentonís manufacturing history once operated near this site.

Incorporated by Peter Cooper, Abram Hewitt, Edward Cooper and James Hall in 1847, the Trenton Iron Works was renowned for the quality of the goods it produced.

The Trenton Iron Works, in 1854, produced the first structural wrought iron rail beams enabling construction of Americaís first skyscrapers.

During the American Civil War, the iron works manufactured the barrels and locks for the Trenton Springfield Rifle. This contribution to the Union cause can still be seen in the many surviving muskets proudly stamped”U.S. Trenton” (1862-1863) upon their lock plate. Trenton Iron Works also produced heavy mortar carriages for Union Navy gunboats.

Following the Civil War, the facility became known as the New Jersey Steel and Iron Company, In the year 1900, it was acquired by the American Bridge Company whose name was retained until April 1976 when production ceased.

This building, now the KatManDu Restaurant, was built circa 1874.
 
Erected 1998 by The Camp Olden Civil War Round Table and KatManDu Restaurant, Bar & Nightclub.
 
Location. 40° 12.412′ N, 74° 45.888′ W. Marker is in Trenton,
Trenton Iron Works 1847-1867 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. Trenton Iron Works 1847-1867 Marker
New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from River View Plaza (U.S. 29). Touch for map. Marker is on the front wall of KatManDu Restaurant located at 50 River View Plaza in Trenton. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 River View Plaza, Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fitch Steamboat Dock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trenton Ferry (approx. ľ mile away); The Penitentiary House (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Trent House (NHL) (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); a different marker also named William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,114 times since then and 116 times this year. Last updated on December 2, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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