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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Coatesville, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Chester 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 Chester County, PA (292) Berks County, PA (270) Delaware County, PA (257) Lancaster County, PA (416) Montgomery County, PA (258) New Castle County, DE (626) Cecil County, MD (181)  ChesterCounty(292) Chester County (292)  BerksCounty(270) Berks County (270)  DelawareCounty(257) Delaware County (257)  LancasterCounty(416) Lancaster County (416)  MontgomeryCounty(258) Montgomery County (258)  NewCastleCountyDelaware(626) New Castle County (626)  CecilCountyMaryland(181) Cecil County (181)
West Chester is the county seat for Chester County
Coatesville is in Chester County
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1Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — 9/11 Tragedy
On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade . . . Map (db m205651) HM
2Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Arcelormittal Plate LLC World Trade Center
Displayed here, you see a portion of a World Trade Center base column structure. Nicknamed "trees" or "forks," these formed the lower stories' backbone around the circumference of each Tower. A portion of these columns were the only structures . . . Map (db m205643) HM WM
3Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s — The Lukens National Historic District
Issac Pennock, properly considered the founder of the business which became the Lukens Steel Company, began his career in the manufacture of iron in the early 1790s when he erected a mill at a place called Rokeby on the Buck Run in Chester . . . Map (db m65959) HM
4Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Brandywine Mansion
Historic Fleming house, purchased by Moses Coates in 1787. Acquired in 1810 by Jesse Kersey and Isaac Pennock, founders of the Brandywine Iron Works. Occupied 1816-1825 by Pennock's son-in-law, Dr. Charles Lukens, whose widow Rebecca continued and . . . Map (db m48493) HM
5Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Brandywine Mansion — Lukens Historic District
The small house known as Brandywine Mansion is the oldest structure in the Lukens National Historic District. The original east section, closer to the road, dates back to the mid 1700s and the larger west section was added around 1788, shortly after . . . Map (db m154043) HM
6Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Charles Lukens Huston House
. . . Map (db m65972) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Charles Lukens Huston House Site — The Lukens National Historic District
Following his marriage in 1895 to Annie MacGregor Stewart of Savannah, Georgia, Charles Lukens Huston had this home built in 1896. The house was designed by Cope & Stewardson, Philadelphia architects who were responsible as well for his . . . Map (db m65951) HM
8Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Graystone - Abram Francis Huston House — The Lukens National Historic District
Graystone Mansion is Coatesville's most architecturally significant residence and was the home of Abram Francis Huston who succeeded his father, Dr. Charles Huston as president of the Lukens Iron & Steel Company in 1897. A grandson . . . Map (db m65939) HM
9Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Lukens Executive Office Building — The Lukens National Historic District
Addressing the needs of a growing business, a new office building was constructed on South First Avenue. Groundbreaking took place in 1902 and Lukens Main Office was completed in the fall of 1903. The building proved to be an aesthetic enhancement . . . Map (db m50478) HM
10Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Peter Bezellon
Famed Indian trader and interpreter bought a tract of 500 acres in this area in 1736. This site is a part of the tract. He died in 1742. Bezellon and his wife, Martha, lie buried in St. John's churchyard at Compass, Penna.Map (db m8259) HM
11Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Terracina — The Lukens National Historic District
The successful growth of the Brandywine mill is reflected in Terracina, which was built in 1850-1851 by Rebecca Lukens for her daughter, Isabella Lukens Huston, and Isabella's husband, Dr. Charles Huston. Constructed in the Country Gothic style made . . . Map (db m51159) HM
12Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — The Future of the Trees
It is appropriate that these artifacts have come home to Coatesville where they were made. As a community with a long history of steelmaking, it is especially poignant to remember the Lukens steelworkers who made and fashioned the trees. The . . . Map (db m205644) HM WM
13Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — The Lukens Mill - Early 1900s — The Lukens National Historic District
In 1891 Lukens installed its first two open hearth furnaces which were then quickly upgraded and complemented by four new 35-tons for a total of six. Lukens poured its first heat of steel on February 25, 1892. In 1899 a 48" Universal mill was added. . . . Map (db m50752) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — The Lukens Mill - Late 1800s — The Lukens National Historic District
A new rolling mill was constructed in 1870 powered by a steam boiler to drive the larger rolls, which were 25" in diameter and 84" in length. The old mill was then converted to Pudding Mill to prepare stick for the new mill. In 1890, the firm . . . Map (db m51063) HM
15Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — The Making of the Trees
The project to make and roll the steel that went into the World Trade Center began in 1967. The steel for the bases of Towers 1 and 2 had to be able to support incredible loads, Lukens was chosen due to their expertise in the production of . . . Map (db m205652) HM
16Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — The Modern Mill — The Lukens National Historic District
In 1927 a new 84" mill was installed, replacing the old 84" mill of the 1870s. It could produce plates as thin as 1/8" and up to 72" wide. Also in 1927, Lukens formed the By-Products Steel Company, a subsidiary established to provide partial . . . Map (db m50614) HM
17Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — The Return of the Trees
On Wednesday, the drivers were ready to go at 4:00 am. At dawn, the convoy of 28 trucks crossed the George Washington Bridge. Their route took them across New Jersey and the Delaware River at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. They came down Route 100 to . . . Map (db m205646) HM
18Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — The Return of the Trees — 2006 - 2010
Not long after the tragedy, the Graystone Society was active in obtaining the Trees. Scott G. Huston, President, and Eugene L. DiOrio, Vice President, became aware that some of the trees had been salvaged and were in storage in a hanger at JFK . . . Map (db m205648) HM
19Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men & women who helped preserve a free nationMap (db m205640) WM
20Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Whittier C. Atkinson — (1893 - 1991)
Founded Clement Atkinson Memorial Hospital here, 1936, offering quality health care to all despite inability to pay. First African American president of Chester County Medical Society; Pa. Practitioner of the year, 1960. A 1924 graduate of Howard . . . Map (db m8260) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022