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By Eric Milask, August 31, 2011
Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s Marker
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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 m51158) HM
Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Charles Lukens Huston House
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Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly — (1898-1990)
Prominent authority on astronomy and author of more than one hundred books and articles. Sitterly was a career physicist with the Bureau of Standards, U.S. Department of Commerce. She received the American Astronomical Society award in 1937 and was . . . — Map (db m51270) HM
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Ida Ella Ruth Jones — (1874 – 1959)
African American self-taught artist who depicted life in rural Chester County in the first half of the 20th century. The daughter of a former slave, Jones completed more than 300 works in her 70’s and 80’s. She worked in watercolor, oil, and pencil . . . — Map (db m48476) HM
Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — John G. Parke
Born in this vicinity on Sept. 22, 1827, the noted Army Engineer is remembered chiefly for having set the exact boundary between the Oregon Territory and Canada. His survey, begun in 1857, was halted by service in the Civil War and was not completed . . . — Map (db m8261) HM
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Lynching of Zachariah Walker
An African American steelworker, Walker was burned to death by a mob near here on August 13, 1911. He was accused of killing Edgar Rice, a white security guard and a former borough policeman. Fifteen local men and teenage boys were indicted for . . . — Map (db m14833) HM
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (Chester County), Coatesville — Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road
This was the nations first major toll road, built by a private company incorporated 1792 by the state legislature. Completed two years later and praised as the finest highway of its day, the stone-and-gravel turnpike stretched 62 miles. The 35th . . . — Map (db m8262) HM
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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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