Allegheny Furnace

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Allegheny Furnace
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Allegheny Furnace, 1989
Allegheny Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Allegheny Furnace
Allegheny Furnace is located in the US
Allegheny Furnace
Location 3400 Crescent Rd., Altoona, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°29′32″N 78°24′26″W / 40.49222°N 78.40722°W / 40.49222; -78.40722Coordinates: 40°29′32″N 78°24′26″W / 40.49222°N 78.40722°W / 40.49222; -78.40722
Area less than one acre
Built 1811, 1847, 1852
Architectural style Other, Iron furnace
MPS Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 91001131[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 6, 1991
Designated PHMC April 01, 1947[2]

Allegheny Furnace is a historic iron furnace located at Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania. The furnace was built in 1811, with alterations and additions built in 1847 and 1852. The furnace went out of blast in 1817 and was not revived until 1835. It used charcoal as fuel until it was converted to coke in the 1860s. It permanently closed down in the 1870s.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Shedd, Nancy (1987). "Allegheny Furnace" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 1. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 

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