Modern Tool Company

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Modern Tool Company
Modern Tool Company Erie PA Apr 13.jpg
Modern Tool Company, April 2013
Modern Tool Company is located in Pennsylvania
Modern Tool Company
Location NE jct. of State and Fourth Sts., Erie, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 42°07′53″N 80°05′12″W / 42.13139°N 80.08667°W / 42.13139; -80.08667Coordinates: 42°07′53″N 80°05′12″W / 42.13139°N 80.08667°W / 42.13139; -80.08667
Area 1.7 acres (0.69 ha)
Built 1895-1928
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000382[1]
Added to NRHP March 6, 1987

Modern Tool Company, also known as the People's Market House, is a historic building located at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. It is a large eclectic "U"-shaped, brick building built in stages between 1895 and 1928. The building measures 218 feet by 330 feet. The earliest section was built in 1895, as the People's Market House. It is 3 1/2-stories and has a large central pavilion with flanking two-story wings and a gable roof. The State Street side was built in five sections between 1916 and 1924. The northern block was added about 1928. It features Palladian windows and a corner turret. The original building housed a public market until 1902, after which it was leased to the Modern Tool Company, a machine tool manufacturer.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]


  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 Diane P. Kraus and Jeffrey Darbee (August 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Modern Tool Company" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-12.