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Johnson Bronze History: Formation & growth

April 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm EDT

george johnson house

The Family • The Industry

We invite and welcome all those who who worked at Johnson Bronze. Come and Share your memories and memorabilia.

Our program features the formation and growth of Johnson Bronze through the effort of Patrick J. (P.J.) Flaherty.

Join us on this very special evening as granddaughter, Julia (Judy) Stack Tannehill and great-grandson, Mitch Tannehill, show photos and artifacts from this industry’s storied history.

We also present artifacts from the Historical Society’s collection and from Susan McKinnis, whose father worked at Johnson Bronze for 39 years.

A very special part of the evening will be the opportunity to hear from those who worked at Johnson Bronze throughout the years.

Johnson Turner House 1890s
Built in early 1890s for George W. Johnson

George W. Johnson, one of New Castle’s “Princes” was an equal in statue to steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie and coke magnate Henry Clay Frick. According to his obituary, despite his stature in the community, Johnson was known as “a man who was easily approached and he was known by his fellow townsmen as “George.” In 1901, he formed the American Car and Ship Hardware Manufacturing Co. which eventually expanded into Johnson Bronze with his sons William L. and Charles H. Johnson. His investments made New Castle the center of America’s limestone industry.

Read our BLOG ARTICLE about Johnson’s Victorian house.

george johnson house
Colonial Revival
Built in 1901 for George W. Johnson


April 13, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
FREE – Open to the Public
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Lawrence County Historical Society
408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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