Continental Stove Works

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Continental Stove Works
Continental Stove Works.jpg
Continental Stove Works, April 2011
Continental Stove Works is located in Pennsylvania
Continental Stove Works
Continental Stove Works is located in the United States
Continental Stove Works
LocationFirst St. above Main, Royersford, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°11′04″N 75°32′44″W / 40.18444°N 75.54556°W / 40.18444; -75.54556Coordinates: 40°11′04″N 75°32′44″W / 40.18444°N 75.54556°W / 40.18444; -75.54556
Area6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built1876
NRHP reference #86000040[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 9, 1986

Continental Stove Works, also known as the Buckwalter Stove Company, is a historic factory complex and national historic district located at Royersford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It consists of 16 contributing buildings and one structure. The complex was built in two sections: between 1876 and 1924 and 1898 and 1908, some of which are interconnected. They are generally built of brick with stone foundations. One of the oldest buildings was built in 1876-1877, and is a 5 1/2-story, brick warehouse measuring 50 feet wide and 96 feet long. Another was also built in 1876-1877, and is a two-story brick building measuring 39 feet by 50 feet. The office building was also originally built in 1876-1877, and subsequently expanded to its present three-story size by 1923. The complex housed a number of regionally important producers of stoves during the late-19th and early-20th century. After the regional stove manufacturing industry collapsed during the Great Depression, the complex was occupied by a number of warehouses.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[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 Jefferson M. Moak (October 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Continental Stove Works" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.