Northampton, Pennsylvania: Atlas Cement Memorial Museum

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Address:
1401 Laubach Ave., Northampton, PA
Directions:
On the southeast corner of Laubach Ave. and Smith Lane, in a building that adjoins the Northampton Borough municipal hall.
Hours:
May-Sep. 1-3 on 2nd and 4th Su every month, or by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
610-262-4562
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Atlas Cement Memorial Museum.

Atlas Cement Memorial Museum

Celebrates the history of the Atlas Cement Company and the cement industry in Northampton: Cement Capital of the World. Atlas cement is in the Empire State Building and America's early freeways, and helped build the Panama Canal.

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Atlas Cement Company Museum.

Atlas Cement Company Museum

My wife and I decided Sunday would be a good day to visit the Atlas Cement Company's Museum in Northhampton, as it is only open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. What we discovered was a little gem when it comes to learning about the local history of this area related to both railroading and Atlas Cement. The company was the major provider of cement for building the Panama Canal (eight million bags), New York's Empire State Building (151,000 barrels of cement) and Rockefeller Center (450,000 barrels of cement). It definitely was an educational and enjoyable visit for us!

[Thom H, 06/21/2021]
Cement Museum

Northampton was home of the former Atlas Cement Company, which supplied cement for the building of the Panama Canal and Empire State Building. It has a museum of the cement industry. The museum is open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays of May through September from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

[Jerry Mraz, 11/05/2009]

Run by Ed Pany since 1997. Over 3,000 artifacts, and Ed has stories about almost every one. Items include a giant model railroad car (to help the company patent its process of unloading cement), a replica of a cement-hauling horse, and bottles of Atlas Beer from Panama (brewed by the Panama Canal workers).


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