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Baldwin Locomotive Works

 
 
Baldwin Locomotive Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Baldwin Locomotive Works Marker
Inscription. For years the nationís leading locomotive manufacturer, it exported products worldwide. Established here by Matthias Baldwin in 1835, it was an early example of integrated industrial organization, employing more than 15,000 workers. Its 39 buildings encompassed 17 acres and transformed the surrounding area from a rural estate to one of the cityís first factory neighborhoods. Relocating to Eddystone in 1928, it ceased production 1956.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.716′ N, 75° 10.171′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of North 19th Street and Hamilton Street on North 19th Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the South-West Corner at Franklintown Park. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank N. Piasecki (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Eakins (approx. ľ mile away); All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aero Memorial Pillar
Baldwin Locomotive Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Baldwin Locomotive Works Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The City Plan of Philadelphia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Meriwether Lewis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Purvis (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Franklintown Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
3. Franklintown Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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