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Frankford Arsenal, South of Tacony Street between Bridge Street & tracks of former Pennsylvania Railroad, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Frankford Arsenal, South of Tacony Street between Bridge Street & tracks of former Pennsylvania Railroad, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Starting in 1816 as a storage facility, Frankford Arsenal grew into the United States' most well known ordnance manufacturers, specializing in small arms munitions. The arsenal was closed down in the mid-1970's.
Survey number: HAER PA-74
Building/structure dates: 1816 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1800- 1999 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 72001153

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Date

1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Gorgas, Josiah
Laidley, T T, S
Benet, Stephen Vincent
Pitman, John
Dunn, Beverly
Campbell, Levin H
Edwin H. Fitler Company
U.S. Government
Fraser, John
John Milner, Associates, historian
Clement, Dan, historian
Boucher, Jack, photographer
O'Bannon, Patrick W, historian
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Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States39.99357, -75.08409
Google Map of 39.9935662, -75.0840904
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