New Kensington Production Works Historic District

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New Kensington Production Works Historic District
GENERAL VIEW OF SOUTH END OF NEW KENSINGTON WORKS, LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM BLUFF ON WEST SIDE OF ALLEGHENY RIVER - Alcoa-New Kensington Works, Ninth Street to Sixteenth Street, HAER PA,65-NEKEN,1-1.tif
Aerial view from 1989
New Kensington Production Works Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
New Kensington Production Works Historic District
Location Roughly along the Allegheny River, from Sixteenth St. to Seventh St., New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°33′56″N 79°46′13″W / 40.56556°N 79.77028°W / 40.56556; -79.77028Coordinates: 40°33′56″N 79°46′13″W / 40.56556°N 79.77028°W / 40.56556; -79.77028
Area 60 acres (24 ha)
Built 1899
Governing body Private
MPS Aluminum Industry Resources of Southwestern Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 98000397[1]
Added to NRHP May 7, 1998

New Kensington Production Works Historic District, also known as the New Kensington Works and Arnold Works, is a national historic district located at New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 35 contributing vernacular industrial buildings built between about 1899 and 1947. It was the original manufacturing plant for Alcoa and produced a wide range of aluminum products including kitchen utensils, rods, bars, wire, tubing, sheet foil, automobile parts, bronze powder, industrial chemical utensils, and beer barrels.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Bonnie J. Wilkinson (March 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: New Kensington Production Works Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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