Shade Furnace Archaeological District

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Shade Furnace Archeological District
Shade Furnace.jpg
Shade Furnace, 1992
Shade Furnace Archaeological District is located in Pennsylvania
Shade Furnace Archaeological District
Shade Furnace Archaeological District is located in the US
Shade Furnace Archaeological District
Location North of Rockingham above Dark Shade Creek, Shade Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°9′11.22″N 78°49′41.88″W / 40.1531167°N 78.8283000°W / 40.1531167; -78.8283000Coordinates: 40°9′11.22″N 78°49′41.88″W / 40.1531167°N 78.8283000°W / 40.1531167; -78.8283000
Area 208 acres (84 ha)
Architectural style Other, 19th-century stone blast furnace
MPS Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 07001380[1]
Added to NRHP January 10, 2008

Shade Furnace Archeological District, also known as Old Shade Furnace and Shade Forge, is a national historic district located at Shade Township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The district includes four contributing sites and two contributing objects. It encompasses the ruins of a countryside plantation style iron forge operation that operated from 1808 to 1858. It includes a stone blast furnace structure, a forge site, an ore pit site, a farmstead site, and a late 19th-century coal mine complex. The area includes a number of archaeological sites associated with the ruins of abandoned buildings.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

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  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 Brian L. Fritz (March 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Shade Furnace Archeological District" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08. 

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