Lower Merion Historical Society

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A Lower Merion History Event

factory with many smokestacks spans river, connected by bridge
Pencoyd Iron Works bridge between Bala Cynwyd and Manayunk

A Lower Merion History Event

Lower Merion’s Pencoyd Iron Works

Perry Hamilton, bard of Lower Merion industry, shares stories from the new book about the internationally renowned Pencoyd Iron Works in an online program sponsored by The Bala Cynwyd Library.

Perry Hamilton, Secretary, LM Historical Society

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A new book on Lower Merion’s heritage!

A new book on Lower Merion’s heritage!

Philadelphia’s Pencoyd Iron Works

The story of Lower Merion’s greatest industrial enterprise is recounted by Kevin Righter, whose family, like the Roberts who founded Pencoyd, were among our earliest settlers in the 1600s. Kevin’s great-grandfather worked at Pencoyd for nearly 50 years at the foot of Righters Ferry Road in Bala Cynwyd, on the spot where Kevin’s ancestors operated a river crossing for generations. Chockfull of photos, maps and diagrams, Philadelphia’s Pencoyd Iron Works, Forging Along the Schuylkill River was written with the support of The Lower Merion Historical Society.

Available locally at The Narberth Bookshop or from Arcadia Publishing.