Pittsburgh's Steel Mills

THe Jones and Laughlin Steel Works in 1967.
Pittsburgh's Jones and Laughlin Steel Works in 1967.

Iron and steel were Pittsburgh's main industries for nearly a century and a half. The mills along the rivers churned out their products 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It can be said that steel from Pittsburgh mills practically built America. From the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate Bridge, steel from Pittsburgh found its way to all corners of the developing nation.

Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.  Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.

Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.  Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.

Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.  Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.

Jones & Laughlin on Pittsburgh's South Side in 1946.
The Jones and Laughlin works light up the night on Pittsburgh's South Side in 1946.

Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.  Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.

Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.  Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.

Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.  Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.

Jones and Laughlin on the South Side.

The Steelmark

For an informative look into the history of the steel industry
in Western Pennsylvania, visit
explorepahistory.com.

<Pittsburgh Historic Image Collection - Steel Mills>

<Pittsburgh Historic Image Collection - J & L Steel Corporation>

<Wikipedia - Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation>

<Wikipedia - Carnegie Steel Company>

<Wikipedia - Edgar Thomson Works>

<Wikipedia - Homestead Steel Works>

<Wikipedia - Homestead Strike (1892)>

<Wikipedia - Carrie Furnace>

<Wikipedia - United States Steel Corporation>

Carnegie Steel Homestead Works - 1910
The sprawling Carnegie Steel Homestead Works in 1910.

The Lucy Furnace at the
Carnegie Steel Duquesne Works.  Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock - 1908.
The Lucy Furnace at the Carnegie Steel Duquesne Works (left) and the Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock.

The Jone & Laughlin Steel Complex
along Pittsburgh South Side.  The Eliza Furnace at J&L Steel.
The Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation complex along the Monongahela River and the Eliza Furnace.

The Steelmark

Vintage Postcards Featuring Pittsburgh Area Steel Mills

Edgar Thomson Works in
 Braddock
The Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock were one of the many steel
firms in operation along the Monongahela River.

Carnegie Steel Works
 - Homestead
Carnegie Steel's Homestead Works were the largest steel plant in the United States. The mills
were sold by Andrew Carnegie to United States Steel, and operated until the 1970s.
The land once occupied by the Homestead Works is now home to the
Waterfront, a residential and commercial development.

Entrance to Carnegie
 Steel Homestead Works  Edgar Thomson
Works in Braddock
Entrance to Carnegie Steel Homestead Works (left) and the Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock.

Carnegie Steel Works
 - Homestead
Carnegie Steel Homestead Works

Jones and Laughlin Steel  J&L Steel Lights Up the Night Sky
Jones and Laughlin Steel on the Southside of Pittsburgh lights up the nights sky.

Jones and Laughlin Steel  Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock
Jones and Laughlin Steel (left) and the Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock.

Pittsburgh Mills made steel 24 hours a day,
365 days a year. They lit up the night sky.

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