Remembering: Tour of Coplay Cement building projects continues
In this fourth column, this writer and Mr. Larry Oberly, camera in hand, are joined by railroad historian Mike Bednar at the Coplay Lehigh Valley Railroad station to continue our visit to Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company’s building projects.
Our first stop is at the Wilson & Baillie Manufacturing Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. They specialize in manufacturing concrete pipes.
We are also thrilled to see the Woolworth building, an early skyscraper.
Next, it’s over to Long Island to visit the Ever Ready Company. Boarding the New York Central, our journey continues to Cleveland, Ohio, and Chicago, Ill.
The longest leg of the trip brings us to the beautiful Capitol building in St. Paul, Minn. The structures we have visited are part of the cement heritage of the former employees of the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company, who, with dedication and pride, produced a product that helped build America.
In two weeks — a painting, “Cement Factory in Autumn,” North Coplay, 1948