Minersville Coke Ovens

PA 913, 1 mi. E of Coalmont, Coalmont, Pennsylvania

Mine and coke works ruins from 1875

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Beehive Coke Ovens

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in Nov. 29, 2012

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Description 

FROM WIKIPEDIA: "Minersville Coke Ovens is a historic set of coke oven site located at Carbon Township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. The property includes the remains of beehive and Mitchell coke ovens, the pillars and remains of the tipple, the foundation remains of the supply house, engine and power house, substation and hoist house, blacksmith and machine shop, railroad rights of way and the Gordon Mine. In 1925, the property had 90 beehive ovens and 67 uncompleted Mitchell ovens. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990."

FROM "Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania: An Inventory of historic Engineering and Industrial Sites" by Nancy S. Shedd: "This mine and coke works one mile east of Coalmont includes the ruins of two banks of ninety beehive coke ovens, the remains of a bank of Mitchell coke ovens, concrete piers of a trestle and coal tipple, foundations of several mine buildings, and several mine openings. The fronts of a number of beehive ovens retain the stone facing constructed around the doors."

For Nation Register details goto: http://www.lm00.com/Images/2007/Hun200710/Minersville/NRHPRegForm.pdf

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1990
Reference number
90000401
Areas of significance
Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Engineering
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Manufacturing facility; Extractive facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant year
ca. 1875

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2013: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description from Wiki
  • June 13, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman

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