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Ford City in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works

 
 
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2011
1. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works Marker
Inscription. Among the largest and most productive plate glass factories in the world; opened 1887. At its peak, the plant employed more than 3,500 ethnically diverse workers, who passed through a specially-built tunnel under busy train tracks. Operations ended 1991.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 46.233′ N, 79° 31.98′ W. Marker is in Ford City, Pennsylvania, in Armstrong County. Marker is on Third Avenue near 9th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ford City PA 16226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Armstrong (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kittanning (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Kittanning (approx. 2.9 miles away); Kittanning or Attiqué Indian Town (approx. 3 miles away); Armstrong County Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Kittanning WW I Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Armstrong County (approx. 3.3 miles away); In Memory of General John Armstrong (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works - Behind the Marker.
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2011
2. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works Marker
ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. PPG Industries. Official Website (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Former tunnel entrance to plant image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2011
3. Former tunnel entrance to plant
Former Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2011
4. Former Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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