Ironville Historic District

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Ironville Historic District
Ironville Historic District is located in New York
Ironville Historic District
Location Area surrounding Ironville including Furnace St. and Penfield Pond, Ironville, New York
Coordinates 43°55′17″N 73°32′7″W / 43.92139°N 73.53528°W / 43.92139; -73.53528Coordinates: 43°55′17″N 73°32′7″W / 43.92139°N 73.53528°W / 43.92139; -73.53528
Area 73 acres (30 ha)
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001237[1]
Added to NRHP December 27, 1974

Ironville Historic District is a national historic district located at Ironville in Essex County, New York. The district contains 12 contributing buildings. It encompasses the area associated with a once thriving iron works. Almost nothing remains of the iron works itself. The remaining buildings consists of modest wooden dwellings including the Penfield Homestead (1828; now a museum), boarding house (1827), Congregational Church (1842), commercial building / grange hall (1870s), and cemetery. Ironville is known as the "Birthplace of the Electrical Age", being the site of the first industrial application of electricity in the United States.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


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