Farrandsville Iron Furnace

Also known as: Lycoming Coal Co.
Farrandsville and Carrier Rds; Farrandsville, PA

Photos 

Photo taken by Brian Manville on October 11, 2019

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Brief history 

From Clinton PA History.org website

Completed in 1837, the Farrandsville Iron Furnace was the first and largest coke-fired hot-blast iron furnace in North America, reaching a height of 54 feet. An excellent example of dry masonry construction it produced 50 tons of high quality pig iron per week using equipment imported from Scotland.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 1991
Reference number
91001137
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Iron furnace
Areas of significance
Industry; Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1836

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2019: New photos from Brian Manville
  • December 9, 2018: Essay added by Brian Manville