Sunday, June 01, 2014
Photographs are at library branches now and rotate each month until April.
Steel Industry In Jefferson County is a project intended to preserve the history of the steel industry of the Ohio Valley. The project includes a collection of 50 professional pictures along with presentations relating to the steel industry.
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County received a grant for the project from the Charles M. Pugliese and Thelma M. Pugliese Charitable Foundation and the Esther Simmons Trust Fund by the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee.
The photographs were taken by an architectural industrial photographer, Benjamin Halpern, and are grouped by subject into six categories: Steubenville Mill, Site Views; Coke Plant and Wheeling Steel Railroad Bridge; Steubenville Ore Yard and Blast Furnace; Cast House Interior and Blast Furnace Detail; Steubenville Mill and Auxiliary Buildings; and Mingo Junction Mill and Business District.