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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ambridge, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Beaver County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Beaver County, PA (216) Allegheny County, PA (550) Butler County, PA (51) Lawrence County, PA (40) Washington County, PA (343) Columbiana County, OH (110) Hancock County, WV (28)  BeaverCounty(216) Beaver County (216)  AlleghenyCounty(550) Allegheny County (550)  ButlerCounty(51) Butler County (51)  LawrenceCounty(40) Lawrence County (40)  WashingtonCounty(343) Washington County (343)  ColumbianaCountyOhio(110) Columbiana County (110)  HancockCountyWest Virginia(28) Hancock County (28)
Beaver is the county seat for Beaver County
Ambridge is in Beaver County
      Beaver County (216)  
ADJACENT TO BEAVER COUNTY
      Allegheny County (550)  
      Butler County (51)  
      Lawrence County (40)  
      Washington County (343)  
      Columbiana County, Ohio (110)  
      Hancock County, West Virginia (28)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — American Bridge Company
This was site of American Bridge Company. Largest steel fabricating plant in the world. Division of United States Steel Corporation erected 1903. During World War II the Marine Department built LST landing crafts here. Closed April 1983.Map (db m44495) HM
2Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Anthony Wayne's Camp
Site of Anthony Wayne's training camp, for the "Legion of the United States" November 1792 to April 1793-his legion trained here to prepare for the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794. Wayne chose this site adjacent to abandoned Logstown, . . . Map (db m40230) HM
3Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shops
Blacksmith Shop But 1826, the Harmony Society's blacksmith shop stood across the street from here on the west side of Merchant Street near Street. The building, valued at $400, contained five forges. One feature of the Society's first . . . Map (db m206147) HM
4Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Carriage House and Summer Kitchen
Carriage House The carriage house of the Harmony Society leader, George Rapp, was located at the comer of Thirteenth and Church Streets. In the 1890s the building was changed into a two-story dwelling and rented out. Architect Charles Stotz . . . Map (db m206517) HM
5Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Distillery, Cider Press, and Laundry
The Harmony Society excelled in making beer, wine, liquor, and whiskey. In fact, the Economy label became synonymous with the best whiskey to be had on the market. However the members mutually agreed to abstain from the general consumption of . . . Map (db m206165) HM
6Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Economy Hotel
Visitors to Economy stayed at the hotel in the center of town on the southwest comer of 14th and Merchant Streets. Owned and operated by the communal Harmony Society, hired workers later staffed the establishment in the 1890s. Eventually the hotel . . . Map (db m206188) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — First Harmonist Church and Fire Department
According to tradition, this building served as the first house of worship at Economy for the Harmony Society. In 1831 a second church was completed on Church Street, now known as St. John's Lutheran Church. The cellar of the first church was used . . . Map (db m206122) HM
8Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — For God and Country
For god and country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism; to . . . Map (db m176753) WM
9Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Greenhouse and Bakery
Economy's Greenhouses Because the Harmony Society took a deep interest in the cultivation of flowers and plants, members built a greenhouse in their second town, New Harmony, Indiana (1814-1825) and here their third town, Economy, Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m206476) HM
10Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Harmonist Church / St. John's Lutheran Church
Under the leadership of George Rapp, the Harmonists left the Lutheran church in Württemberg, Germany in the late eighteenth century. They felt the Lutheran Church was corrupt, and wanted to return to the way of the early Christian church just after . . . Map (db m206477) HM
11Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Harmony Society Cemetery1824-1951
On this site are buried 594 members and workers of the Harmony Society, the people of Old Economy.Map (db m44499) HM
12Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Harmony Society Church
Constructed, 1828-1831, with bricks made by the Society members, this is the second building erected for worship. It is believed designed by Frederick Rapp. The spiritual life of the Society centered here.Map (db m40236) HM
13Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Old Economy
Third and last home, 1825-1905, of the Harmony Society, religious community founded by George Rapp in 1805.Map (db m40245) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Old Economy Memorial
Maintained by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as a State memorial to the Harmony Society Organized February 15, 1805 Dissolved December 15, 1905 These buildings erected 1824-1831, . . . Map (db m40721) HM
15Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Schools
The school block was bounded by Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Church, and Merchant Streets. The large, two-story Blaine House was dismantled and reassembled here some time after the June 1824 arrival of the Harmony Society at Economy. According to . . . Map (db m206120) HM
16Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — SPANG Veterans Memorial
This tablet is dedicated in sincere tribute to our employees both living and dead, who answered the call of duty to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. • • • • • • • • • Let us cherish the sacred memory of their struggle to . . . Map (db m176755) WM
17Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — The Harmonist Wool Block
The southeast block of the intersection of Church and Thirteenth Streets served the Harmony Society's woolen industry amongst other trades. In operation from 1826 until about 1845, the wool mill stood on the corner of Twelfth Street and Ohio View . . . Map (db m206520) HM
18Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Ambridge — Water Pump, Bank, Restaurant, Croatian Club
This is an original Harmonist house. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the head of household was Andreas Kotrba (alternately spelled Gotterwa) (1807-1880), the boss blacksmith for the Harmony Society. According to John S. Duss . . . Map (db m206189) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022