Huntingdon Furnace

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Huntingdon Furnace
Huntingdon Furnace.jpg
Huntingdon Furnace, May 1989
Huntingdon Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Huntingdon Furnace
Huntingdon Furnace is located in the US
Huntingdon Furnace
Location Township Road 31106 northwest of Franklinville, 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of its junction with Pennsylvania Route 45, Franklin Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°39′28″N 78°06′59″W / 40.65778°N 78.11639°W / 40.65778; -78.11639Coordinates: 40°39′28″N 78°06′59″W / 40.65778°N 78.11639°W / 40.65778; -78.11639
Area 35 acres (14 ha)
Architectural style Federal
MPS Industrial Resources of Huntingdon County, 1780--1939 MPS
NRHP Reference # 90000407[1]
Added to NRHP March 20, 1990

Huntingdon Furnace is a national historic district and historic iron furnace and associated buildings located at Franklin Township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It consists of seven contributing buildings and one contributing structure. They are the iron furnace, office building, the ironmaster's mansion, log worker's house, a residence, the farm manager's residence, the grist mill and the miller's house. The iron furnace was moved to this site in 1805, from its original site one mile upstream. It measures 30 feet square by 30 feet high. The ironmaster's mansion was built in 1851, and is a 2 1/2-story, "L"-shaped frame dwelling. The grist mill dates to 1808, and is a 3 1/2-story, rubble stone building measuring 50 feet by 45 feet. The furnace was in operation from 1796, until it ceased operations in the 1880s.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Deborah L. Suciu (July 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Huntingdon Furnace" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-01. 

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