Note: The name of the park was officially changed from Franklin Town Park to Matthias Baldwin Park in 2011. The neighborhood is now known not as Franklintown, but as Baldwin Park. For the reasons see our articles on Franklin Town starting here.

            The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

       with

                 The Logan Square Neighborhood Association

       and

           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