overmod wrote:For those with access to GIS software (or a mapping service with current updates):Right, but that is the newer Eddystone facility. I am looking for any remaining buildings from the original Baldwin facility near Broad and Spring Garden Streets (approximately 39°57'44.73"N x 75° 9'41.11"W)
Center of the cruciform office building should be right around
39 deg. 51'49.76" N x 75 deg 20'14.01 W
As far as I know, it is still there; Google Earth shows it intact.
hankadam wrote:Back to Philadelphia - - - The works "...occupy about sixteen acres in the heart of Philadelphia..." "The offices and principal machine shops are situated in the rectangle bounded on the north by Spring Garden Street, on the east by Broad Street, on the south by the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Subway and on the west by Eighteenth Street. Finishing, testing and repair shops are also located on the line of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway at Twenty-Sixth to Twenty-Eighth Streets." Quotation from 1907 history = Burnham, Williams & Company or The Baldwin Locomotive Works. The Eddystone property had been purchased (one hundred and eighty-four acres, at that time, later greatly expanded), with the move just starting, and the foundry was among the first, with all completed by 1928. All the best, Hank R.Thanks, Hank. I took a stroll up that way on Tuesday, when we were having that nice weather. It looks like it's all gone.