Mary Ann Furnace Historic District

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Mary Ann Furnace Historic District
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Mary Ann Furnace Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Mary Ann Furnace Historic District
Location Centennial Road southeast of Longswamp, Longswamp Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°29′5″N 75°38′54″W / 40.48472°N 75.64833°W / 40.48472; -75.64833Coordinates: 40°29′5″N 75°38′54″W / 40.48472°N 75.64833°W / 40.48472; -75.64833
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1789
Architectural style Other, Iron furnace
Governing body Private
MPS Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 91001141[1]
Added to NRHP September 6, 1991

Mary Ann Furnace Historic District, also known as Trexler's Furnace, is a historic "iron plantation" and national historic district located in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The district encompasses five contributing buildings, one contributing site, and one contributing structure. They are the iron furnace stack (1789), stone and frame bank barn (c. 1830-1860), manager's house and office (c. 1830-1860), blacksmith shop (1854), charcoal house (c. 1850), stone dam, and small stone house (c. 1830-1850). The furnace remained in operation until 1869. It is commemorated by a historical marker erected in 1924. Today it is owned by the Rohrbach family. They continue to keep the property as historical as possible.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Diane B. Reed (March 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Mary Ann Furnace Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22.