The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum


                 The Logan Square Neighborhood Association


           The Friends of Franklintown Park

Cordially invite you to the dedication of an official State Historical Marker

        Commemorating Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1835 – 1956



In 1835 Matthias Baldwin built Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia’s Bush Hill, now known as Franklintown.  Expanding from its original site at Broad & Hamilton Streets to encompass 39 buildings covering 17 acres, it became the leading manufacturer of steam locomotives for the U.S. and the world. This area was transformed from a rural estate into one of the City’s first factory neighborhoods.  At its peak in 1907, Baldwin employed over 18,000 men. Production ceased in 1956.

             Saturday, September 26, 2009

       2:00 p.m.

      Please join us at

        The Franklintown Park

        19th & Hamilton Sts.

        Philadelphia, PA