Hagerstown's Industrial Rail Corridor:
Made in Hagerstown-
Moller Family Walking Tour + Map-
More Hagerstown Histories
The West Side
Hagerstown History Resources
Preservation in Hagerstown
General Industrial History
History Audio Archive
Museum of Industrial
||More about Hagerstown's Industrial Past
The historical fabric of Hagerstown extends beyond the bounds of Central
Chemical, and the potential for vital new ways to enjoy and learn from the
past extends beyond a visit to the local museum. On this page, we have collected
a number of projects and histories that we hope will invite a new understanding
and curiousity about Hagerstown's Industrial History. Below
are projects and guidebooks that use the industrial past in new ways, and
under More Industrial Histories we have archived several
in-depth studies of Hagerstown industries. Hagerstown History Resouces
links to a few of the local organizations commited to history and preservation.
The General Industrial History collects museums and collections
of interest to Industrial History buffs.
Industrial Rail Corridor: A Guidebook to Selected Factories 1890-1953 / Heather
This guidebook explores the buildings and histories of the industries
that sprang up as a result of the Hagerstown's industrial boom,
fueled by the arrival of the railroads. Industry Alley refers to
a short section of North Prospect Street that parallels the rails
and is home to approximately half of the sites documented. The guidebook
covers seventeen sites some of which are still in operation.
in Hagerstown: Making an Industrial Landscape / Catherine Kahl:
My project consists of a plan for public art installations utilizing
the industrial landscape, which includes materials products
produced by some of Hagerstown's former and current factories
as well as the machinery and tools used to make such products.
The locations where the installations will be placed include
areas surrounding industrial sites and also public spaces.
Family Walking Tour + Map / Rebeccah
The Moller History Walking Tour will show how the life and work
of one man, M.P. Moller, shaped the urban and cultural fabric
of the city. The centerpiece for the Moller History Walking
Tour will be the large Moller factory located on North Prospect
Street. From there, visitors will have the opportunity to use
the guidebook to visit many other sites associated with M.P.
Moller's life and business, from his residences, to the site
of other Moller industrial works, to hotels, churches, cemeteries,
and other sites of interest in the downtown.