American Viscose Co.

American Viscose Co. (HM1JOB)

Location: Marcus Hook, PA 19061 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.302', W 75° 24.727'

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The first company in North America to successfully manufacture an artificial fiber (rayon). Plant employees, many of whom were women, lived in Viscose Village, a planned community built in 1912-1915 designed by Ballinger & Perrot of Phila. in the English Domestic Revival style. The Marcus Hook plant contributed significantly to the country's defense in both World Wars—supplying fiber for many military applications.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 464730 N 4408049
Decimal Degrees39.82170000, -75.41211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.302', W 75° 24.727'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 18.12" N, 75° 24' 43.62" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 US-13, Marcus Hook PA 19061, US
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