Concrete Boat Factory Was Here a Century Ago, and Movie Signs - Bensalem, PA
The Waterside residential-commercial development will go in here, according to an article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer at pp. A1, A4. The article says that a shipbuilder was here in 1917. (A good history of the site is at http://www.fluoridealert.org/pesticides/cryolite.pa.epa.html, and there it says it was a concrete ship builder until shortly after WW I. I wonder if it had anything to do with the concrete barge in the nearby Neshaminy Creek that I remember being used as a pier when I was a kid, fifty years ago.) Later, Penn Salt Refining was here, and the government produced chemicals here during WW II, says the article. Further, After the site closed in 1997, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan used one of the building as a soundstage for his movie, Signs.
Waterside Development , 2375 State Road, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19020, United States