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Hershey Chocolate Factory Powerhouse Twin Stacks - Hershey, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 40° 17.257 W 076° 38.717
18T E 360146 N 4460979
Quick Description: These iconic twin stacks are for the powerhouse of the former Hershey Chocolate factory in Hershey.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/6/2014 7:08:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMMM4P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 2

Long Description:
In Hershey are the iconic twin smokestacks with the name, "Hershey" down the side of both of them.

The smoke stacks are located well within the old factory property. They are easily visible from several locations. This one on U.S. 422 by the 'Hershey Cocoa' brown bushes is a good location. Here, you are about .2 miles (1000 ft) away. Each stack is tapered slightly as you go up, then flares out at the top. The letters, "Hershey" are visible slightly off from center but completely visible.

I found lots of information about the demolition of the old factory, which happened this year. What remains, currently are some of the administrative offices along the road close to the center. According to sources seen, the stacks will remain. I could not find much about the stacks themselves. They are about 100 ft tall and are part of the power plant located there.

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Private or Public Property?: Private Property

What material is it made from?: Brick

Estimated Height of chimney (please include whether metres or feet): 100 ft

Type of building e.g. house, hotel etc: Powerplant

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When was it made?: Not listed

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