Ben Oostdam story # 229:

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI ...

"Picking up the pieces of our tumbling landmarks."

by Ad Crable, LNE


  • Background of Watt and Shand :



  • January 9, 2007:
    Google reports 983,000 English links for
    "Watt and Shand", as well as 23 images

    LANCASTER, Pa. Watt & Shand, King Street.
    "The first to employ a cash carrier tube system (1915)."
    Lancaster online website. The shop closed in 1995.

    WATT & SHAND BUILDING


    Photo credit: Jack Larson


    Source: W & S


    Watt & Shand Building
    Lancaster County Convention Center




  • Background of Armstrong Flooring Plant :



  • Google Search on January 9, 2007:
    Number of links to:
    Armstrong Liberty Street : about 1,150,000 English pages;
    Armstrong Liberty Street Floor Plant: 430,000 English pages,
    but zero images!

    Relevant Links:
    Armstrong Corporate Fact Sheet
    Armstrong Corporate History
    Armstrong Third Quarter 2006 Report
    Armstrong Recycles Ceiling Tiles
    Armstrong Cork Factory
    Armstrong Home Page
    Armstrong Building Products (ABP) is a worldwide leader in manufacturing
    and marketing acoustical ceilings and suspension systems for commercial
    and residential applications. The business mix is nearly 90-percent
    commercial, with approximately two-thirds in improvement projects and the
    balance in new construction, which includes offices, healthcare,
    education, retail, transportation and other segments. The residential
    market, more than 10-percent, is primarily in home improvement and
    remodeling projects. ABP is the most geographically diverse business at
    Armstrong, supported by regional manufacturing and local sales
    organizations around the world.


    Liberty Place


    F & M's Collection of WWII Armstrong Posters

    Franklin and Marshall's Press releases about
    Armstrong Liberty Street Floor Plant Floor Site:
    12/16/2004 updated 1/20/05 -
    10/05/2006 - 2006
    Like a Good Neighbor

    MAPS and AIR PHOTOGRAPHS of
    the former Armstrong Liberty Street Flooring Plant

    PHOTOGRAPHS of BUILDINGS
    scheduled for demolition and recycling
    Thanks, TIM for sending me these shots!
    (Follow up:) "Razing Armstrong"
    photos by Richard Hertzler, Lancaster New Era, Jan.19, 2007




    BLO fecit 20070109_13 add 20070116&25 - stories Thanks, Ad, for allowing me to use your story!