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Coplay in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saylor Park-Welcome

David O. Saylor-The Father of Portland Cement Industry in America

 

—1827-1884 —

 
Saylor Park-Welcome Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. Saylor Park-Welcome Marker
Inscription. David Oliver Saylor was born on October 20, 1827 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. In 1866, he organized the Coplay Cement Company for the manufacture of natural cement. He soon began experiments to produce Portland cement in 1871. He was granted a patent on his process. With the help of John W. Eckert the process was improved, and in 1876 Saylor’s Portland Cement received an award at the Centennial Exposition. His was the moving spirit in the founding of the American Portland Cement industry. He died on July 21, 1884.
 
Location. 40° 40.571′ N, 75° 29.786′ W. Marker is in Coplay, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 North 2nd Street, Coplay PA 18037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coplay Made Cement: Cement Made Coplay (within shouting distance of this marker); Lehigh Valley Rock Suitable for Hydraulic Cement (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovery of Portland Cement (within shouting distance of this marker); The Schoefer Kilns (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Cement
Coplay Cement Kilns image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Coplay Cement Kilns
(about 400 feet away); Fort Deshler (approx. 1.1 miles away); Walking Purchase (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bryden Horse Shoe Works (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coplay.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Coplay Cement Kilns image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
3. Coplay Cement Kilns
Sign at the entrance to the Saylor Cement Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
4. Sign at the entrance to the Saylor Cement Museum
First Cement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
5. First Cement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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