Pittsburgh Grease Plant

Pittsburgh Grease Plant (HMRE3)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Allegheny County
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N 40° 27.761', W 79° 58.144'

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Long a major producer of lubricating grease for industry, transportation, and the military. In World War II, supplied 5,000,000 pounds of "Eisenhower grease," vital to the war effort. Founded here in 1885, by Grant McCargo. After 1929, part of Standard Oil (NJ); operated until 1999.
HM NumberHMRE3
Year Placed2000
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker Condition
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 587404 N 4479622
Decimal Degrees40.46268333, -79.96906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 27.761', W 79° 58.144'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 27' 45.66" N, 79° 58' 8.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3301-3363 Smallman St, Pittsburgh PA 15201, US
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Marker is located outside General Tire Service on Smallman Street in Pittsburgh's Strip District.

Feb 27, 2015 at 11:14am PST by mwintermantel67

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