A Brief History of Scott Paper Before and After 1964

The Scott Paper Company was founded in 1879 in Philadelphia by brothers Seymour and Irvin Scott, who had run a paper commission business in that city for twelve years prior. By 1890, Scott had become the nation's leading producer of bathroom tissue. This relatively recent invention caused a significant improvement in daily life, and manufacture of the then "unmentionable" product became the turning point for the company, paying huge dividends for a long time.

In 1995, Scott Paper and Kimberly-Clark merged, creating a global consumer products company with annual revenue exceeding $13 billion. Scott is now part of Kimberly-Clark, but the Scott name has been retained.

Visitors line up to tour Scott's Enchanted Forest on a beautiful Spring day in 1964. Looking north toward Travelers Insurance, the Scott Pavilion is in the lower half of the picture. This photo was probably taken from the Better Living Center.

Source: Scott Enterprise Magazine, Summer 1964

Pavilion Aerial


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Bill Young
January, 2002