Shade Furnace Archaeological District
Shade Furnace Archeological District
Shade Furnace, 1992
|Location||North of Rockingham above Dark Shade Creek, Shade Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||208 acres (84 ha)|
|Architectural style||Other, 19th-century stone blast furnace|
|MPS||Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||07001380|
|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.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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.
- Shade Furnace, Our American Heritage website by Richard Parks
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. PA-374, "Shade Furnace, Reitz, Somerset County, PA", 5 photos, 3 data pages, 1 photo caption page
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